The Villebois limestone is a sedimentary rock quarried in Isère. This marble limestone with its spotted and ramaged appearance is characterized by its very fine, compact, low fossiliferous texture. Its hues range from beige-brown (called yellow) to grey.
This limestone is massively used in construction and urban development works. It is particularly well suitable for the facade cladding of buildings such as the Hotel Dieu in Lyon, or the arches of the Croix-Rousse tunnel. These works show the possibilities of producing very massive elements but worked with precision.
The Villebois exists in two varieties: Villebois Yellow / Villebois Grey.