Musee des Gueules Rouges, Tourves

4.6
#4 of 40 in Museums in Var
This huge red brick walled museum is calls to many tourists every year. It is famous for its large area, and displays the history of bauxite mining in Var over a thousand three hundred square mt (almost fourteen thousand square ft) exposition. The color of the outer walls gives it its name, which literally translates to “the Museum of Red Faces”. Welcome to a brilliant learning experience where you are taken through the mining of bauxite in southern France in a mine setting, giving you a real feel of a the life of a miner. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Musee des Gueules Rouges by using our Tourves online road trip planner.
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  • We have visited this very well documented museum with detailed information and exposition material , its applications and the history origin and discovery of bauxite ( aluminium) mining in the Var...  more »
  • This is a very interesting and educational museum with lots of information and displays to illustrate how bauxite was mined and how it was used to produce aluminium. The trip through the mine with...  more »
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  • Very interesting reconstitution of a mining Gallery and guide well documented and very nice
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  • Magnificent Museum with a mine of reconstituted bauxite. Sound and light. Bravo for all these years of work. Bravo for your comic on the work of our underage ancestors. If you are in the area do not miss the visit Wednesday Saturday Sunday only.
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