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Domaine(s) : Geology

Region : Auvergne


Well Saint-Louis is an anthracite mine which operated for over 150 years.
Minerail introduces you to the machines which were then used, such as:
- The mining machinery,
- The headframe
- The room hung,
- The wagons,
- The trucks.

Splendid models illustrate the operation of machinery.


One and half an hour allow you to see the lives of former miners and to enjoy the show of the models.

Guided tours take place from Wednesday to Monday, from February school holidays to September the 30th, from 14:00 18:00.
Host of groups, after appointment, can take place in the morning or in the afternoon.

The capacity is 25 people per tour.
You can contact the museum to plan your visit at the +33 (0)4-73-21-45-63. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


A magnificent panoramic model shows you a unique view of Auvergne, covered by many electric trains.


Puits Saint-Louis, Les Gannes, 63750 Messeix

Access by car:
- From Clermont-Ferrand: Take the highway A89, exit 25 (Saint Julien Puy Laveze). Take the N89 towards Bourg Lastic, then the D987 to the South, to the direction of Meissex.
- From La Bourboule: D996 towards Saint-Sauve (West) and then take the D31 direction Meissex.

N 45°37'05'', E 02°32'33''

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