Le Grand Filon

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Dare the unusual and explore one of the largest iron mines in Savoy. At an altitude of 900 metres, in the heart of the Hurtières range, let us guide you on the tracks of ancient miners through 700 years of mining work.

La Minière 73220 Saint-Georges-d'Hurtières

By the light of headlamps experience the mining gallery environment and discover the techniques for extracting and processing the ore.
Enjoy a unique underground experience by visiting the Saint Barbe gallery with its various access galleries and monumental chambers and follow the steps of miners from the industrial era.
The Saint Louis gallery.
Self-guided tour with audioguide.
Duration of visit : 45 minutes.
Level : Suitable for everybody / accessible to all public
The Saint Barbe gallery:
Access : one hour’s walk up a hiking path. Difference in altitude : 250m.
Guided tour inside the gallery.
Duration of underground visit : 1 hour and a half.
Level : good walkers.(children over 8)
But that isn’t all: there is also an exhibition room, a park (from ore to tool), the ancient village school, indoor and outdoor play areas for children, creative activities for all the family , a gift shop and our friendly miners’café for a nice break.

Address

La Minière
73220 Saint-Georges-d'Hurtières

Opening periods

From 14/04 to 28/04/2019 between 2 PM and 6 PM.
Closed on Saturday.

From 29/04 to 06/07/2019, every Wednesday and Sunday between 2 PM and 6 PM.

From 07/07 to 01/09/2019 between 1 PM and 7 PM.
Closed on Saturday.

From 02/09 to 29/09/2019, every Wednesday and Sunday between 2 PM and 6 PM.

From 20/10 to 03/11/2019 between 2 PM and 6 PM.
Closed on Saturday.

Equipments
  • Picnic area
  • Car park
  • Meeting room
Services
  • Pets welcome
  • Wi-fi