Country : Belgium
Fédération du Tourisme de la Province de Liège
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Blegny-Mine : One of the 4 major miningsites of Wallonia recognized by Unesco as a World heritage site
Discover an authentic coal mine
Blegny-Mine is one of the four authentic coal mines in Europe with underground galleries accessible for the visitors through the original shaft. Put your jacket on, adjust your helmet and reach the galleries with the mining cage to discover the fabulous world of the «black-rock». Situated at – 30 and – 60 metres, they allow a complete discovery of the process of coal extraction.
All-day combination tour :
Combine in one day the visit of the coal mine (2 hours)
+ the mining museum (min. 1 h. 30’) : travel through eight centuries of coal mining (free visit – Possibility to have a guided tour with a supplement).
+ the road-train (50’) : take a ride through the orchards of the "Basse-Meuse"
+ the slag heap biotope (50') : audio-guided hike presenting life on, and around
the slag heap
Since 2012, Blegny-Mine and the 3 others major mining sites in Wallonia (Le Bois du Cazier, Bois-du-Luc and Grand-Hornu) are recognized by Unesco as a world heritage site.