Cradle of the shale quarries, the city of Nozay gave its name to the stone that characterizes the local built. The stone is sold in blocks Nozay and is used in various ways, both scholarly and popular architecture. She dresses in blue the many mansions, more modest dwellings, fountains, fences Pali (upright slabs of slate), cross bridges and roads, rural landscape features.
Enclos du Vieux-Bourg, Nozay: This former parish of medieval architecture in shale is composed of a cure of the 16th century and a church of the twelfth, 15th and 19th century listed building in 1989. Alone or with a guide, you will see the murals of the 16th century, a frame-shaped vessel spilled from the 15th century ... The enclosure of Old Bourg hosts regular exhibitions and events.
Blue Stone Quarry, Nozay: This ancient site traces the shale exploitation expertise of carriers that have operated here for several centuries, the stone commonly called "Blue Stone". When you visit, you will also discover a surprising and rich vegetation typical of shale barrens. Then you will notice easily the pervasiveness of Bluestone in the Region Nozay (houses, Pali ...).
Seeds Fall Festival: In October in the region of Nozay. Each year, the Festival d'Automne Seeds invites you for 15 days, to share many moments convivial and friendly. In places, often unusual (barns, granaries, barns ...) to discover the most original cultural events (theater, reading, storytelling, music, market ...).
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Mine Abbaretz: In a lunar landscape to the appearance, just touch the clouds from the top of the heap Abbaretz ... The small mountain that rises 70 meters above the campaign abbaroise no way natural. The heap and the pond are the marks left by the extraction of tin. The 209 steps to climb to the top leads to a breathtaking view of the region Nozay. Converted into a recreation area, you can go walking and find water skiing.
Pond Gruellau to Treffieux and pond to Clégreuc Vay: Real Bird reservoirs and sources of rest, these two natural areas offer the opportunity to stroll, fish, observe animals and plants of emergency or simply enjoy a relaxing moment.
Hiking: A hiking routes through the region Nozay lets you travel around the country blue stone to the discovery of its heritage and its rich landscapes and relaxing.