The Slate Mines

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The Ardoisieres Valley has on its flanks fine planes of slate, created by millions of years of rock compression.
The area’s inhabitants quickly learned to use cleanly cut slate rock for roofs. The first slate roof dates back to 1734 with the church. Blocks of slate are extracted from deep within the mine tunnels and brought out to be split and carved in different shapes and sizes. Today the mine is still in operation, as the slate industry has learnt to develop products for new markets, such as interior decoration.   
 
Source: Histoire et Patrimoine Association, Morzine 
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Article 1 : The Village Square
Article 2: Bézière
Article 3: The Mills
Article 4: L’Hôtel des Alpes
Article 5: Le Clos
Article 6: Maison de la Poste
Article 7: The Old Bridge (Le Vieux Pont)
Article 8: The River Dranse
Article 9: Le Plan neighbourhood
Article 10: The Old Cable-Car
Article 11: The Old Villages
Article 12 : Avoriaz
Article 13: The Avoriaz Cable-Car
Article 14: The Udrezants Neighbourhood
Article 15: The Nyon Gondola
Article 16: Les Nants Village
Article 17: The Manor House
Article 18: Le Vieux Bourg
Article 19: The Pleney Cable-car
Article 20: Le Grand Hôtel
Article 21: Sawmill at “Le Plan”
Article 22: The Slate Mines
Article 23: Combe à Zore
Article 24: The two water fountains
Article 25: Le Pied de la Plagne