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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. 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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  • Very nice. beautiful reenactment of a mine, the visit to the Museum is well done with a temonignages of former miners. A bit of chemistry to explain the process of alumina, concrete examples of the develeoppemlent of the aluminum in our daily lives;
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  • Very well! Visit family with children between 10 and 14 years. Everyone enjoyed the tour. The Museum is also very good.
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  • during the holidays they do workshops children very interesting. friendly parking very close;
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  • The visit is both interesting and informative on minerals or exploitation of Bauxite and hard work that it was at the time. I was particularly touched that my grandfather had worked. The visit of the reconstituted Gallery is fine. Hospitality and the guides are very friendly.
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  • Interesting exhibition on the life of the miners of Colombia. We learn also what was the daily life of the french miners until the mining stopped.
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  • The conversion of an old wine cellar in a dummy bauxite mine. Nice job of staging. I enjoyed the descent by elevator to the bottom of the mine, it is well simulated.
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  • See, the story of the miners in the region
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  • Remarquable restitution de l'histoire minière du var. Prevoir 2h, visite guidée comprise. Ne pas rater la visite guidée. Expo intéressante. Entrée et boutique à prix très honnêtes.