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A fascinating museum

Very rich collections about the history of the zenith of the industrial period of Saint Etienne... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2016
Navaja F
Copenhagen, Denmark
Much better than expected!

I begrudging signed up to the tour, as its was on my fiancé's list of things to do in St Étienne... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2015
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Reviewed March 6, 2016

Very rich collections about the history of the zenith of the industrial period of Saint Etienne. The museography is rather modern: computers with pictures in free access, videos, huge models... All texts are translated in English. I strongly recommend the guided tour: you go down...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed August 9, 2015

I begrudging signed up to the tour, as its was on my fiancé's list of things to do in St Étienne. It was so much better than expected!! We are French speakers, and were the only non-French natives on the tour, but there was an...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed May 4, 2015

The mine is a big page of St Etienne history so having saved a mine and opening it to tourist sounded like a great idea. Unfortunately the intent falls a little short and if you do not have a local with you you will miss...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Cirus513
Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great reminder that it has not been easy for many French and foreign workers of the mine. We did not get to go visit the galleries since we went on the first Sunday of the month (free for everyone and crowded). Have a look...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Dro40
Reviewed July 20, 2014

We liked the Museum quite well, since it gives a good insight into the tradition and history of the region. The guided tour was well done. The part of the mueum below the surface needs a little overhaul since many of the paperboard figures are...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank ClaudiaHH_13
Reviewed November 25, 2013

A tour in a real coal mine, for everyone who wants to understand the mining life. Very instructive for all the family.

Date of experience: December 2012
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Did not know what to expect, but it was great and authentic! My French is not great and the tour was only in French, but still amazing. Not for those who do not like tight spaces!

Date of experience: August 2012
2  Thank Dan S
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