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Centre Minier de Faymoreau




A new trip to the center of the mine to discover the astonishing adventure of the "Black Gueules" of the region and 130 years of coal mining in the heart of the Vendée and Deux-Sevres bocage.
Today, 60 years after the closing of the last mine in Faymoreau, the new museum of the Mining Center takes you into history and takes you into the mine to tell you the story of these men who descended into the bowels of the Earth, to search coal, ''Black Gold'' of the time.
Young and old, let yourself go and discover the brand new museum, exhibitions, the village of corons and incredible stained glass in the Chapel of minors.
For 3/12 years, "Live your mine": Family activities, costumed visit, workshops, play area and reading ...

Temporary exhibition: In 2018, "EMPREINTES DU CHARBON" (footsteps of charcoal), the small mines of France memories", photographs of Pascal Baudry.

Opening of the new museum on June 30, 2018!
From 30/06 to 02/09, every day from 10h to 13h and from 14h to 19h.
From 03/09 to 04/11, Wednesday to Sunday from 14h to 18h30.
Open holidays.

Adult: from € 5 to € 9.50, Youth: free museum / exhibition until 17 years old and audioguide village / stained glass € 2.

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Centre Minier de Faymoreau
8 Rue la Haute Terrasse
85240 Faymoreau

Tel : +33 2 51 00 48 48
Fax : +33 2 51 00 50 96

Contact : Monsieur le Directeur

Railroad Station : (0 Km)
Airport : La Rochelle (60 Km)

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