Caunes röda marmor — husifrankrike

Grannbyn Caune-Minervois är sedan romarnas tid känd för den unika röda marmor som under sekler utgjort stadens mest betydande industri. Den bryts i en utlöpare av bergen Montagne Noir och har gett staden arbetstillfällen både med brytning och sågning men också tillverkning av bruks- och prydnadsföremål i den unika varmröda marmorn. Marmorn återfinns inte bara […]

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Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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3 Responses to Caunes röda marmor — husifrankrike

  1. gabriele says:

    If anyone visiting the Aude wants to see a wealth of Caunes marble, there’s a smallish church-chapel just east of the city, Notre Dame du Cros. Have to look for the turn-off, it’s narrow and next to a vineyard. Here’s a link to a site with interiors of the chapel:
    There is a priest who resides there so there are masses most weekday mornings (11, I think), other info would be on the site.
    There’s an extraordinary amount of art within while the chapel itself shows its early construction and changes. There’s an organization devoted to the place’s upkeep and preservation. I stayed in Caunes for a week one vacation and just came upon it. A small stream behind it and a spring which is supposed to be beneficial to the eyes. On sunny days, nice to sit under the trees (they have gatherings there so lots of tables with benches.
    In some ways it is like the Black Madonna church outside Limoux as a wood statue of the Virgin was found by a wood cutter (I think the one of Limoux was found in a field by a farmer, plowing).
    The abbey within the city of Caunes Minervois wanted the statue for itself so off to the abbey it went. And it promptly disappeared to be found inside the locked church back at N.D. du Cros…I
    guess this went on a number of times.
    There’s a largish building behind the chapel which houses nuns who teach in Carcassonne. Very little traffic on the road so the bus driver tends to think the road is his own bringing the sisters home in the afternoon.


  2. Lynda says:

    Maybe this lovely marble would go with my fabric from your previous post? Will you be using it as well, or were you just admiring it?

    ( I had to resort to Google translate on this post and for once it didn’t do too badly. 😉 )

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