Angers (Loire / 49)
Redevelopment and pedestrian embellishment of the “Chemin du Bout du Monde”: this is the walk that takes visitors directly to the main entrance of the Château du Roi René in ANGERS (49).
Le petit + CALMINIA®
It is thanks to the 11 successive size fronts of its deposits that CALMINIA® was able to meet the specifications of the city of Angers for the pedestrian redevelopment around the castle. Indeed, each layer of sedimentation in the heart of the quarry reveals a different colour and offers an exceptional range of colors. Thus the selection of very specific veining imposed by the project, ranging from the lightest BANK-WHITE shade, to a GREY-BLUE colour, via an OCHRE BEIGE, could be implemented.
By meticulously selecting its seams, CALMINIA® has been able to offer paving stones in 4 sizes from very homogeneous white (for one third of the order) to grey-blue (for another third of the quantities always in the same 4 sizes), in a last third purely ochre-beige.
Thus 2,500 m² of 6 cm and 12 cm thick aged flamed Comfort paving stones were extracted, transformed, shaped and delivered to participate in the embellishment of the royal fortress of Angers built in the 13th century on a rocky promontory. The choice of the veining and colours of the natural stones is simply dictated by the schist and limestone construction of the 17 towers of the castle. The marriage of the old stones and the redevelopment is aesthetically very pleasing and rewarding, and can, today and for many years to come, be admired from the top of the ramparts.
300 linear metres of curbs and massive terraces, flamed on one side and one edge, emphasize the realization and highlight this “Chemin du Bout du Monde” so much appreciated by walkers.
In addition to the assortment of paving stone colours, another special feature of the construction site was the laying of paving stones in grassed joints, which could be done with spacers. The semi-grassed result is up to the standards of the project managers and clients. The combination of natural stone and vegetation enhances the castle without altering its historical symbols.