On the trail of Mazy's black marble

Information about hike 7: On the trail of Mazy black marble

  • Distance: 5.5 km
  • Running time: 1h15
  • Total ascent: 73 m
  • Start: Rue de l'Usine - 5032 Mazy

On the trail of Mazy's black marble

In the 19th century, the village of Mazy was marked bystone quarrying and working, which intensified thanks to industrialization and technical development. In just a few points, you're off to discover some of the history of the famous black marble!

Fun fact: Mazy's black marble is that used for the tomb of Queen Elizabeth II of England.

Tour by Jérôme Parmentier of the "Cercle Royal d'Art et d'Histoire de Gembloux" and VisitGembloux

Free parking available at rue de l'usine and chaussée de Nivelles.

Points of interest


  • The former Dejaiffe factory

  • The new Dejaiffe plant

  • Maison van Honsem, Villa Dejaiffe and Villa Marguerite

  • The station

  • The church

  • L'Orneau

  • Ranil hydraulic sawmill

  • Château de Mazy

  • Lime kiln

  • Marbrerie Etienne

During your ride

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