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Dungeon Gouzon

Industrial Archeology

Domaine(s) : Old jobs

Region : Poitou-Charentes

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The industrial archeology space presents you:
- The stone of Chauvigny
- The Arts of Fire,
- Works of ceramic artists,
- The quest for energy, which shows a steam engine from 1907 but also a model of nuclear power in 1990.


One hour to one and half an hour allow you to be close to the explained jobs.

The dungeon is open at the following schedule:
- From April the 1st to June the 14th and in September & October: open daily from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.;
- From June the 15th to August the 31st: Open from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; on Saturdays, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Sundays and bank holidays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ;
- From November to March: Open on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The dungeon is closed during the Christmas holidays. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


You can enjoy the magnificent panorama which is offered on the medieval city of Chauvigny by going to the terrace of the donjon accessible by elevator.


Place du donjon, 86300 Chauvigny

Chauvigny : N 46°34'10'', O 00°38'51''

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From nucleus to nuclear
Nuclear Power Plant of Civaux seen from the roof of the dungeon
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