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Museum of the Champagnac Mine

Domaine(s) : Local industry

Region : Auvergne


The museum of Champagnac allows you to discover the most important mining site of Auvergne:
- The organization of a coal mine through a model of faithful pithead. (The diamond mine is all surface facilities, surrounding the pit.)
- Documentation,
- Many accessories and tools,
- Video testimony of former miners.


One to two hours allow you be impregnate of the life of the mine.

The museum is open from Sunday to Friday from June the 15th to September the 15th at the following hours:
- In June & September: from 15:00 to 18:00,
- In July and August: from 15:00 to 18:30.

To visit the museum in the morning, out of season or not, or to arrange a tour for groups, you can contact the Town Hall at the +33 (0)4-71-69-61-55. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


The region of Champagnac abounds in coal. At the time, people extracted it themselves for their own needs. Then in 1842 the franchise has been purchased and in 1882 its operating increased with the arrival of the railroad.
More than 800 miners worked in the early 20th century and during its closing in 1959 there were still 250 miners employed at the sites.

The mine museum of Champagnac has the will to trace the human and technical adventure of the largest mine of Auvergne.


Route de Veyriere
15350 Champagnac

Champagnac is near of the axis that connects Brive-la-Gaillarde & Clermont-Ferrand, the N89.
Near Ussel / Neuvic, go through Neuvic to reach then Champagnac (near Bort-les-organ).

Champagnac : N 45°21'27, E 02°24'01''

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