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Musee des Gueules Rouges, Tourves
(4.5/5 based on 70 reviews on the web)
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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  • This museum is one of the best I've visited in the vicinity, there are a lot of benefits:-Free Parking in front of the Museum. -Mine in the Museum underneath which is really beautiful with time of visit of course :). -If you want to know everything about the mines go there!
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  • See s to inform of this hard business of minor, very well done at the level of the visit and information, recommend friends or family
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  • The Museum should be interesting should be just that schedules appearing on brochures of tourist offices is respected, we are September 11 so in high season you are normally open on Monday however apply you already low season schedules 50kms for nothing thank you!
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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.