Experience the harsh realities of coal mining during a visit to this extraordinary mine, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A remarkable site that is marked by the seal of history. On the edge of the province of Liège, sits the Blegny-Mine, one of four authentic coal mines in Europe whose underground galleries are still accessible to visitors via the original shaft. You are in for an experience that will leave a lasting impression. Ready? Let's go! Equipped with a protective jacket and helmet, you’ll step into the cage to descend 30 and 60 metres underground into the bowels of the mine.
Discovering Wallonia's industrial heritage
Do you want to learn how coal was mined? Experience the narrow passageways, the noisy machines and discover the tireless, difficult work of the miners. A fascinating, educational visit that is also a little nerve-wracking (claustrophobic visitors are advised to wait above ground!). Once back on the surface, discover the journey of the coal through the cleaning and sorting buildings. From the sieve to the washery via the cleaning process, from the arrival of the ore to its transport and sale, you will learn everything there is to know about coal!
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