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BIENVENUE SUR LE SITE DE L'OFFICE DE TOURISME DE CRUAS
BIENVENUE SUR LE SITE DE L'OFFICE DE TOURISME DE CRUAS
Industrial patrimony
     
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OFFICE DE TOURISME  
DE CRUAS

OFFICE DE TOURISME DE CRUAS
1, place de la Liberté
07350 CRUAS
Tél: 04 75 49 59 20
Fax: 04 75 51 47 43
E-mail: otsi.cruas@wanadoo.fr

 

 

Industrial patrimony

 
A land of industry          
When we speak about Ardèche, today, we essentially think of tourism, thanks to its landscapes, its climate...
But Ardèche has been a great industrial department in France in the late XIXth century and of the begginning of the Xxth century (17th industrial department at that time).
So, Cruas has developed an industrial activity very important thanks to the limestone which will provide the raw material of the cement and the water of the Rhone which will cool the reactors of the nuclear power plant of Cruas-Meysse.

          1850 => A GREAT AVENTURE : THE CEMENT          

The cement, the hydraulic binder, is known since the high antiquity; Egyptians used it from 2600 years before J.C.
Rediscovered at the beginning of the XIXth century thanks to Louis Vicat's works, it is at the origin of an industrial great adventure in Cruas.
From 1850 the exploitation of the careers of limestone, particularly pure, Cruas is going to allow the development of the white cement.
Lafarge
Settled since 1858 on the municipality of Cruas, the factory is an integral part of the historical and industrial heritage of the municipality. The configuration of the factory, in floors, integrated into the hill, is characteristic of the cement factories which developed in the valley of the Rhône with the development of the cement, in the XIXth century. It makes some hydraulic lime for the building today. The Lime Blanche Lafarge, Crualys and Tradifarge, our three products, distributed through all France, are traditional components of mortars of facade which recover, protect and decorate our houses.

On the occasion of its 150 years the Lafarge factory of Cruas opened its doors on Friday, May 16th, 2008. The visitors had the possibility to discover the presentation of the applications of the natural hydraulic lime and that of the manufacturing process. Manufacture which, established in 1858, reconciles ancinent buildings and modern equipments.
Calcia

Unique cement factory of the company to produce some white cement, the factory of Cruas is situated on a deposit of very pure limestone.
More than a century of history : in 1850, the site knows its first lime ovens. From 1981, the factory will not produce more than some white cement.
Every year, the produced 220.000 tons of cements contribute to multiple realizations both at the level regional and national.
In 2000, it obtains ISO certification 14001: proof of its commitment for the environmental protection. ISO certification 9001 version 2000: quality guarantee of products for its customers.
You can go to visit the site : www.ciments-calcia.fr


          1984 => ELECTRICITY FOR THE REGION          
CNPE
Qualified persons are at your disposal to approach the themes bound to the electricity production of nuclear origin: functioning of a nuclear power plant, an energy policy, a radioactivity, an environmental protection...

Situated at the entrance of the site, an Information Spaceis open to the public, without any access formality.
- Exhibitions panels.
- Interactive models.
- movies.
Visit of the industrial buildings on appointment.
- Presentation in a room with movie projection and questions/answers.
Group guided visit.
A reception and information center is open to the public.




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