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Take the path to the Saint Bernard pond for 400 m, then a path on the left.

Chemin dans le vallon de FontenayThis walk in the woods leads to the iron mines well site which was rediscovered twenty years ago.

The monks took advantage of the natural resources of the valley, hydropower, wood and iron ore to produce iron in the Fontenay Forge on a semi-industrial scale. The Forge is thus considered one of the first ironworks in Europe.


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21500 Marmagne
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