Max Hénaux chairs the board of directors for the quarries of la Vallée Heureuse, 200 hectares of limestone in the bassin de Marquise. His office is in an amazing building located at the entrance of the site and testament to a family history that has traversed the 20th century. Max Hénaux preaches kindness and values local beauty.
He protects and encourages the work of the last marbles worker of the valley: Mathias Baurain, a reconverted salesman, a strong, charming man who is not afraid of shocks of economic scale. MB has direct access to Rinxent marble, his raw material. The workshop is huge. It is built so a dozen men can work there. There are only 2 left today. Blocs of marble for 3 years worth of work. Marble dust, water and tools. It takes 4 hours for a machine to cut a slice of marble. Everything is a question of time and a savoir-faire inherited from roman times.
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