Museum of the Silver Mines

      Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur

     Geology, Local industry, Old jobs   
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The mining museum offers several exhibits:
- The mining town of Le Suquet, preserved in an excellent manner, which contains the remains of machinery: crushers, shaking screens, washing tables
- The silver mine & Mining Museum

Chateau Saint-Jean, 05120 L’Argentiere-La Bessee

N 44°46'59'' E 06°33'-1''

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Open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5:30pm; open in Summer from 9am to 12pm and from 14pm to 18pm
Important: The tour is not recommended for people in poor health and is prohibited for children under 6 years old (footpath to access the mine: 10 minutes, 80 meters high). Shoes and appropriate clothing recommended (12°C). Groups are limited to 19 people underground, length of visit: 2 hours including 1 hour underground.

Free shuttles are in place from July the 15th to August the 26th between the museum and the mine.

Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.

The silver mine contains more then 20km of networks.
Galleries are sometimes millennia, carved by the fire in the Middle Ages and more recently by the powder.
Excavation tools of the 19th century are surprisingly preserved and this type of site is unique in France.

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