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Le Bois du Cazier

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Interesting. Educational

Interesting testimony on the mining disaster. Combined with a history of the walloon industry... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2018
582gbes
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Brussels, Belgium
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Fantastic !

This place is really fantastic ! , a great place to visit, loads to see , a great tour through the... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
pigginapple
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Mechelen, Belgium
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UNESCO World HeritageTo the South of Charleroi (Belgium), the Bois du Cazier has become a place of life and meetings set against a background of industrial heritage. Situated in the hollow of a setting of greenery, this architectural whole, crowned...more
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Rue du Cazier 80, Charleroi 6001, Belgium
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Interesting testimony on the mining disaster. Combined with a history of the walloon industry. Partly inside, partly outside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 582gbes
Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2019

Thanks for your visit and your positive feedback!

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This place is really fantastic ! , a great place to visit, loads to see , a great tour through the old coal mine , and the workers village. Well worthwhile, you won’t regret it

Date of experience: August 2018
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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thanks for your visit and your positive feedback!

Reviewed August 20, 2018

This museum and memorial to 262 Italian, Belgian, and other miners killed in a tragic coal mine accident in 1956 is important in Belgium's modern history. That it is housed on the very site, with many of the buildings and much of the machinery still...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thanks for your visit and your positive feedback!

Reviewed May 16, 2018

To fill the time before heading to Charleroi airport, I visited this museum and it was really well presented and interesting. We did not have much time, so chose not to take the audio-guide, but most of the information was in French/Dutch and English, so...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thanks for your visit and your positive message!

Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

A trip into the past of the industrial Wallonie. Well presented but room for improvement. The site could be subject to better exploitation. Please remove cars from being parked on the site, this is spoiling the site.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. Normally, cars don't park on the site, only if we've a special event : they can load and unload in a short time. We are sorry for the disadvantage. We were glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed August 7, 2017

We took the guided tour and it was a memorable experience. The guide, Axel, helped us understanding the importance of this site. You will learn about the terribly tough working conditions of the coal miners in the mid 20th century and how the tragedy that...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. MArketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We were glad to hear you enjoyed it.

Reviewed June 17, 2017

This museum is a fitting memorial to the 256 miners who died 60 years ago in a mining disaster. The museum preserves much of the mine overground as well as restored and repurposed some of the facilities such as shower rooms. The audio guide does...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Responsable Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We were glad to hear you enjoyed it. We noted your remark about the lack of English in the Glass museum and hope to rectify this situation in the near future.

Reviewed September 5, 2016

Not many people know the name 'Bois du Cazier' but many Belgian people know the link between Marcinelle and mining disaster. In 1956, 262 people die in the mine of many nationalities but many Italians. The site is now a museum and a tribute to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2016

We thank you for your positive summary of your visit here! We are happy that you enjoyed the visit and the walking and view of the terrils! Hope see you another time!

Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

How many Belgians know le bois du casier ? How many are aware what happened 60 year ago. This historical site brings back into memory what happened there so many years go. But it also brings back what the wallons are capable of in industrial...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2016

Thanks for your visit and your positive message!

Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Very well preserved history of the mining business and its tragedy. The way they remember all the miners that died in the catastrophy makes you very humble.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Le Bois du Cazi... M, Resp. Marketing at Le Bois du Cazier, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2016

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