Musee de la mine, Saint-Etienne

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Coal, mined in the region since the 13th century, provided the backbone to industries that fueled the cultural growth of the region. Musee de la mine commemorates the history of the coal-mining industry through the pictures and stories of the people who worked in and around the mines, many of whom had to endure danger and hardship on the job. However, it doesn't ignore the stories of the mine's owners through the centuries and the mine's contributions to the region's growth. You’ll also learn about the changes in technology and fuel use that led to the closure of the mine in the 1980s. Arrange to visit Musee de la mine and other attractions in Saint-Etienne using our Saint-Etienne trip planner.
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  • I rated 5 stars (Excellent) because this museum and the site of the Puits Couriot is unique. I am a local and I have been several times at this museum since I am a child. You dive into the history... 
    I rated 5 stars (Excellent) because this museum and the site of the Puits Couriot is unique. I am a local and I have been several times at this museum since I am a child. You dive into the history...  more »
  • It is an experience unique, You must go there to see, feel on your own. 300 years of mining, is a history of St.Etienne existence. 
    It is an experience unique, You must go there to see, feel on your own. 300 years of mining, is a history of St.Etienne existence.  more »
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  • A very unique tour that takes you into a restructured mine. Considering this industry doesnt exist today I encourage all to visit when in Saint Etienne. ... You get to wear a hard hat!!!
  • A striking use of industrial heritage. Highly atmospheric with access available to much of the complex.

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