Musee des Gueules Rouges, Tourves

4.7
#2 of 18 in Museums in Var
This huge red brick walled museum is calls to many tourists every year. It is famous for its large area, and displays the history of bauxite mining in Var over a thousand three hundred square mt (almost fourteen thousand square ft) exposition. The color of the outer walls gives it its name, which literally translates to “the Museum of Red Faces”. Welcome to a brilliant learning experience where you are taken through the mining of bauxite in southern France in a mine setting, giving you a real feel of a the life of a miner. To visit Musee des Gueules Rouges and get the most from your holiday in Tourves, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tourves trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Museum interesting, there are 2 parts, and a visit to the Museum on bauxite visit mines. A bit disappointing because c is a reconstructed mine. Nice clean Museum
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  • August 8, 2017
    Beware it's not a real mine but a reconstitution of a former bauxite mine. In a first time visit to the Museum that gives at first of the technical explanations but also small experiences for all. Secondly it is more than a part of history, sociology... The visit ends with the descent into the mine, with a helmet for all (charlotte for hygiene) great for the kids! After the descent we really immerses himself in another world. Ago hours for the guided tour, feel free to follow. The guide is nice gives concise explanations, so affordable for children.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Very interesting and original, like what in the Var there not that Olives and vineyards. To visit.
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  • June 4, 2017
    Very informative tour, thanks to the guide who has worked at the mine. The guide knows what he's talking about, he explains everything very well. We also liked all the little anecdotes he told us. We were well received at our arrival, I wanted you congratulated the friendly girl who did everything to find us a guide.
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  • June 18, 2017
    Very stylish and interesting Museum. The guide is highly recommended. The young leader was very involved. Guided tours in French and English but soon with audio guide in German.
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  • May 17, 2017
    Warm welcome, total accessibility: wheelchair, folding chairs available upon request, elevators. Outstanding achievement which challenges and leads to many questions. Many museums should be inspired by the amenities offered to the elderly and or disabled.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Interesting (although some panels are quite technical/sharp)
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  • June 17, 2017
    Very moved to be the visit of to Museum certainly different from that of the coal mines of the Pas de Calais but that demonstrates the difficulty of the job of minors. They deserve a lot of respect.
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