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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  • Three days in Saint-Etienne and three museums... The Mine is unique diving its visitors into the world of the miners of the 19th century. It's beautiful, it's striking, it's sometimes even spectacular! The site Couriot is great pity that we cannot do, at the end of visit, ascension of the crassier which adjoins the Museum. A nice fun, educational and historic visit.
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  • Very interesting immersion in the world of the miners of Saint-Etienne. The Museum, located in an old disused well illustrates the various facets of the life of the mine, with including a descent into a casing. It's very educational and remarkable!
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  • Without great interest. A little disappointed in this visit which yet has the air d be a must-see Museum of St. Stephen
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