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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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  • A very educative visit with lots of audio visual material (the real tools, machines,...) that allowed us to entrench ourselves in how the miners worked and lived underground in a not so distant past.  more »
  • A surprising and very didactical visit (in French - no idea if they do guided visits in English). Authentic set-up to the point that it's hard to believe that you're not actually 100 metres undergroun...  more »
  • Very informative, great idea, excellent for children and adults, a synopsis of local history. Worth a visit  more »
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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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  • 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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  • My. Sister worked there, it seems that the visit is original.
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