Mining Museum

Patrimoine culturel,

SAINT-GERMAIN-LE-VASSON

Carreau de Livet, the last iron ore mine in Western France, presents wheeled and tracked engines brought to the surface along with a collection of miners' equipment. The visit includes the 'salle des pendus' (miners' cloakroom), the showers, the lamp store, the descent shaft that took miners 650 metres below ground level. A scenographic display entitled 'The subterranean worlds of Calvados' offers visitors a plunge into the centre of the Earth. Geological resources are presented in an educational yet recreational manner before a virtual tour of the mining zones. 15-minute film.

Free unaccompanied outdoor tour of mining equipment. Indoor tour from July to September, from 2.30 to 6 pm on Sundays.

Prices

Base rate - full rate adult : 4 € Child rate : 2,50 € Rate for adult group : 3 € School group rate : 2 €
Price Min. Max.
Base rate - full rate adult 4€
Child rate 2,50€
Rate for adult group 3€
School group rate 2€

Gratuities

Services

Equipment

  • Picnic area
  • Film projection room

Sittings

  • Shop
  • Groups welcome