Les Hautes-Mynes du Thillot


Useful Information

Location: South of Thillot
Open: APR to SEP daily 10-19, last entry 16:30.
OCT to MAR during school holidays daily, other weeks Wed, Sat, Sun, Hol 13-19, last entry 16:15.
Groups after appointment all year daily.
[2009]
Fee: Maison des Hautes-Mynes: Adults EUR 2.50, Children (6-16) EUR 1.25, Family (2+*) EUR 15.
Groups (15+): Adults EUR 4.
Mine + Maison des Hautes-Mynes: Adults EUR 5, Children (6-16) EUR 2.50, Family (2+*) EUR 15.
Groups (15+): Adults EUR 4.
Full Visit with Rouge Montagne: Adults EUR 7, Children (6-16) EUR 4, Family (2+*) EUR 22.
Groups (15+): Adults EUR 5.50.
[2009]
Classification:  Copper Mine
Light: headlamps provided.
Dimension:  
Guided tours: Mine + Maison des Hautes-Mynes: D=1:45, about 45 min underground. L=1,000m
Full Visit with Rouge Montagne: D=3h.
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Address: Les Hautes-Mynes, Place de la Gare, 88160 Le Thillot, Tel: +33-329-250333, Fax: +33-329-253008. E-mail: contact
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:54:37 $

History

 
1560start of mning by the Ducs de Lorraine.
17th ctyheyday of the mine.
1761mine closed.

Geology

The crystalline basement of which the Alsace mountain ridge consists is fractured and has numerous lodes, in this case rich in copper ore.


Description

Les Hautes-Mynes (the High Mines) are located high up in the upper Moselle valley, in the Vosges. This mine was operated by the Ducs de Lorraine and was very modern, as the miners very early used black powder to create the tunnels.

The visit includes the museum called la Maison des Hautes-Mynes, the surface exhibition of mining machinery at the mine St Thomas and the mine St Charles with a total of 60m underground passages. The second part of the visit is the optional underground visit to the mine de la Rouge-Montagne (Mine of the Red Mountain). For the underground tour of 180m the visitors are equipped with helmets and headlamps.


See also


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