Amis du Musée de la Mine (Association), Saint-Etienne

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Historic Site Mine
Coal, mined in the region since the 13th century, provided the backbone to industries that fueled the cultural growth of the region. Amis du Musée de la Mine (Association) commemorates the history of the coal-mining industry through the pictures and stories of the people who worked in and around the mines, many of whom had to endure danger and hardship on the job. However, it doesn't ignore the stories of the mine's owners through the centuries and the mine's contributions to the region's growth. You’ll also learn about the changes in technology and fuel use that led to the closure of the mine in the 1980s. Plan to visit Amis du Musée de la Mine (Association) during your Saint-Etienne vacation using our convenient Saint-Etienne trip builder.
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  • Interesting site to see and understand the life of minors and this region. Guided tour to descend into a gallery restored covering different periods of the life of this well. Very competent and living guide. Interesting exhibits to soak up this industry. Attention, site closed between 12: 00 and 14: 00 (damage)
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  • Interesting and short visit that can be understood by all ages. My daughter loved the fact that we are in 2017!  more »
  • Disappointed by the tour, the guide was very informative. Mais.la visit interesting and well-illustrated
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