La Carrière d'Aubigny

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Location: Taingy, Puisaye-Forterre land, département Yonne, Burgundy.
Open: APR to JUN Tue-Fri 10-12, 14:30-18:30, Sun, Sat 14:30-18:30.
JUL to AUG Tue-Fri 10-18:30, Sun, Sat 14:30-18:30.
SEP to OCT Tue-Fri 10-12, 14:30-18:30, Sun, Sat 14:30-18:30.
Groups all year after appointment.
Fee: Adults EUR 5.50, Children (6-16) EUR 3, "Coeur de Bourgogne" Passport EUR 4.50.
Groups (20+): Adults EUR 5 + Base Price for Guide EUR 35, Children (6-16) EUR 2.50 + Base Price for Guide EUR 30.
Groups (+): Adults EUR , Children (6-16) EUR .
Classification: SubterraneaRock Mine
Light: electric
Guided tours: D=45min.
Address: La Carrière d'Aubigny, 89560 Courson-les-Carrières, Tel: +33-386-523879, Fax: +33-386-528987. E-mail: contact
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1992 opened to the public.


This is a huge underground quarry where rocks were mined for sculpting, for buildings and for churches. The site was reopened as a tourist site and offers courses to work with rock and and learn a little sculpting and stonecutting. It has an exhibition of masonry tools and of the results, various cut and sculpted works. The rocks from Aubigny were used for various famous builings in Paris, for example the Opéra Garnier, the Hôtel de Ville and the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers.