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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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222CaroAugust 14, 2017
Musée intéressant , Il y a 2 parties une visite Du musée Sur La bauxite et une visite des mines . Un peu décevant car c est une mine reconstituée . Belle reconstitution Musée propre more »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
Seb DAugust 8, 2017
Attention il ne s'agit pas d'un vraie mine mais d'une reconstitution d'une ancienne mine de bauxite. Dans un premier temps visite du musée qui donne dans un premier temps des explications techniques m... more »Beware it's not a real mine but a reconstitution of a former bauxite mine. In a first time visit to the Museum that gives at first of the technical explanations but also small experiences for all. Secondly it is more than a part of history, sociology... The visit ends with the descent into the mine, with a helmet for all (charlotte for hygiene) great for the kids! After the descent we really immerses himself in another world. Ago hours for the guided tour, feel free to follow. The guide is nice gives concise explanations, so affordable for children.
Olivier PAugust 6, 2017
Très intéressant et originale, comme quoi dans le Var il n'y a pas que des Olives et des vignes. À visiter. more »Very interesting and original, like what in the Var there not that Olives and vineyards. To visit.
Laurent CollardJune 4, 2017Very 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.
Regina HuttelmeierJune 18, 2017Very 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.
Jean-Michel RollandMay 17, 2017Warm 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.
Dorian nicolasAugust 10, 2017Interesting (although some panels are quite technical/sharp)
Jean-marie DECLOEDTJune 17, 2017Very 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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