On a few kilometres of the centre of Liège, you can come and discover the impressive site of the Blegny Mine. This visit will take you twenty thousand leagues underground, in the heart of an industry that was once prosperous!
Blegny-Mine: one of four major mining sites of Wallonia listed by UNESCO as world heritage
You will have to descend in order to comprehend the fascinating and mysterious world of the Blegny mine. The tour will start with the "Black stone" tale of -300 million years ago. Next, you will put un your jacket, adjust your helmet and descend in the underground galleries by mine cage. You’ll discover the dangers with which mineworkers had to deal with, the coals, the noise of the machines, the work all these men put in and you will relive the old days of a miner’s life.
In 1 day, combine the tour of the mine (2 h),
+ the mine museum (min. 1 h 30) : discover 8 centuries of coal mining (open tour).
+ a ride with the train (50') : discover the orchards of the Basse-Meuse river.
+ the biotope of the slag heap (50') : a walk with audio guide in which you’ll discover the life on top of and around the slag heap.
The train ride
At the Blegny Mine departure, you will discover -aboard of fun trains- charming routes passing orchards of the Basse-Meuse. Allow yourself to be enchanted by the tranquility and beauty of the countryside scenery. Travel back in time and discover the old Dalhem city and its prestigious past. Also, enjoy the exceptionnal view d'une vue exceptionnelle on the coal mining of Blegny Mine and the surrounding countryside.
Th biotope of the slag heap
Thanks to an audio guide, discover nature on and surrounding the slag heap.
If you want to discover Blegny-Mine and other activities in the region, spend a weekend in the Ardennes. Looking for a holiday home? Think of Ardennes-Etape!
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