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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  • Really rustic and interesting. I liked the animations. I'd check the times for the mine visits as we timed is badly and couldn't go :( But overall would recommend if you admire beauty in decay.  more »
  • The best mine museum I have visited so far. Stuff lack language skills so you'd better to understand French  more »
  • Interesting museum detailing the history of coal mining in France in general and Saint-Etienne in particular. To some extent, it provides a history of the development of the city itself. There's more ...  more »