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LES BAUX-DE-PROVENCE

The stone extracted in the south of France is generally named after the town where it is exploited (Les Baux stone, Fontevieille stone, etc.). Also known as the ‘stone of the south’, Les Baux stone is a slightly calcareous limestone, fine-grained, and usually white or blonde in colour. It results from the compaction of calcium carbonate on calcareous sand. Marine fossils have been found in the rock.

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Titre de l'évènement: 
The formation of stone at Les Baux
Date clé: 
-2000
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Date affichée: 
20 million years
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