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The House of the Industrial Adventure

Factory of the May

Domaine(s) : Local industry

Region : Auvergne

Credit Photos Ville de Thiers


Located in a building that is very representative of the industrial heritage of the medieval town of Thiers, the House of the Industrial Adventure opened on the 6th of June, 2009.

Its purpose is to transmit the knowledge to the public:
- The history of industrial architecture in the region,
- The current local economic activity,
- The illustration of areas of excellence covering areas as diverse as those of metallurgy , plastics, packaging or food.


One to two hours allow you to spend some time very rewarding to explore the industrial life of the region.
The House of the Industrial Adventure is open the following hours:
- From April to June and from September to November: from Wednesday to Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,
- In July and August: daily from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


The House of the Industrial Adventure organizes many temporary exhibits.

To alternate with the visits of museums, it is interesting to note that the Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle's lake (located 7,5 km away from Thiers) is a particularly good water resort center.
The city of Thiers offers a free daily shuttle service from July the 1st to August the 31st. The departure of the shuttle takes place at 13:30 in the parking located behind the house of sports. The return takes place at 19:00.


83 avenue Joseph Claussat, 63300 Thiers

The Factory of the May is roughly at 100m (as the crow flies) at the East of Saint John's church.
A parking is provided nearby (parking of Creux de l'Enfer).

Thiers : N 45°51'26'', E 03°32'54''

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Credit Photos Ville de Thiers

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