Musee des Gueules Rouges, Tourves

4.6
#2 of 28 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Musee des Gueules Rouges by using our Tourves online road trip planner .
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  • The Museum (modern and pleasant): technical on bauxite, but also playful part for children, and a part on the work of the miners. The mine: a lot of material (I recommend the audio explanations) because there is no explanatory signs. For my part, I went there with my family during the heritage days and former miners were present to answer our questions. Very nice staff.
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  • Daughter and granddaughter of miners (my father worked in the mine of engardin) this visit really moved me and made me understand his work. The replenishment is really realistic and (former miners) who tell us are at the top. Really well done and thank you for them. It's okay to perpetuate the memories.
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  • 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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  • I've been thinking about killing a few hours and surprise. Very interesting and well explained I left very happy.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Interesting (although some panels are quite technical/sharp)
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