Rancid, he was a mine.

This exhibition will tell you the story of the Rancié iron mine, long considered the most important iron mine in the Pyrenees. Throughout its history, it has punctuated the life of all of Haute Ariège, its exploitation is mentioned in the old from 1294 and it did not officially close until 1931. Pics of miners, oil lamps, gorbilho, engravings, old photographs and period documents are offered to you by Francis Arthur Fontés' film of around twenty minutes also allows you to relive the living conditions of these families of miners. Visiting this exhibition may be the culmination of the cultural walk "In the footsteps of the Rancié miners", thanks to which you can take the real gravel path used by miners and mule drivers to sell their ore. Small library on the mine (to be consulted on site). To complete your visit, a mine area has been set up in the Maison des Patrimoines, the BarriAuzat.Visit of the exhibition: In July and August from 14 p.m. to 16 p.m. or by appointment all year round. Free admission


Ariège Pyrenees

South of Ariège, on the border with Andorra, are the Ariège Pyrenees. Between mountainous landscapes and activities, there are many [...]




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