Musee des Gueules Rouges, Tourves

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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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  • Hello. For me, son, nephew, grandson and back grandson of bauxite miners, it was a moving moment to visit this place, I still have chills. Very young I knew the the pithead of Saint Julien, where my father was working and I found the old world atmosphere in this museum. More pictures of my loved ones, today missing part of the Gallery of photos, what better honour for them and how proud for me. The staff is very friendly and (former miners) people are very dedicated to their passion. Place to visit and revisit.
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  • access and information about schedules, prices etc are at the rendezvous site on the internet. the staff is very nice. My wife having difficulties in position standing they us past a Chair folding ultra legere.la Tour takes about 45 minutes: don't hesitate to ask questions
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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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  • Very nice Museum affordable for children from 6-7 years, playful, interactive. The reconstitution of the mine with the contribution of real miners is a success. Meet them at the heritage days! Workshops for children during the holiday are also very friendly.
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  • Great tour, very well explained guide very friendly
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  • Super Museum, fun with re-enactments and attention to detail.
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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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  • Personnel, the guided tour and the small experiments for children are very friendly!
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