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

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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 museum that works where there was a major coal deposits in the region. It is possible to visit several facilities and there are, in the guided tours (in French) down to "mine", which is actually a reproduction of the real mine (which was below 700 m deep).
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  • A very rich tour and passsionante to learn the life of the miners! down to the sub floor is impressive!;) A young guide nice and sure! Thank you and this continues this way!
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  • A beautiful story of miners well commented and illustrated. A step backwards which is worth a visit!
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