History

In the course of centuries, the stone of Rance has been successively used as flagstone and rough stone. It reached a reputation when the polishing technique made it smooth and bright.

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Geology

The red of Rance is the result of marine deposits. Like the overwhelming majority of rocks in Belgium they therefore belong to the category of sedimentary rocks. These didn’t keep in our country the horizontality of their strata.

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Geography

Wallonia, the southern region of Belgium, is rich in natural resources, especially in the Sambre and Meuse valley, the main rivers.

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Culture

The link between the marble industry and the heritage is clear in the region of “Botte du Hainaut” and above all in the village. When you arrive in Rance and cross the village, you can notice the particular shape of this one.

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