Installed in the buildings of the wells of Couriot closed in 1973, the Mining Museum of Saint Etienne was created in 1991 to retrace an not so distant industrial past. In an area of 15 hectares, it is the best preserved remnant and the most comprehensive testimony of the coal activity in the basin of Saint Etienne. It was the largest wells in the area until the 1930s. The museum offers a visit into a reconstructed gallery and in historic buildings of the former mining site but also permanent exhibition spaces on the daily life of the mine and a temporary cultural programming. The place is just amazing and with a rare beauty for lovers of industrial style. It immediately plunges you into the novel by Emile Zola » Germinal « .
Puits Couriot/ Parc-Musée de la Mine : 3 boulevard Maréchal Franchet d’Esperey, 42000 Saint-Étienne, France