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Base 11/19 de Loos-en-Gohelle

Rue de Bourgogne - 62750 LOOS EN GOHELLE


A former mining site requalified 2 steps from the Louvre-Lens

From April 1st, 2018, guided tours of the site every Sunday at 2.30 pm from the Tourist Information Point of the Louvre-Lens Museum. Reservations at 03 21 67 66 66 or 03 21 18 63 22. Rates: from 3 to 9 €

The base and the twin dumps of 11/19 are one of four mining heritage sites preserved in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. These two numbers 11 and 19 refer to the numbers of the old mine shafts, 11 for the metal headframe of the 1920s and 19 for the concrete concentration tower of 1960. Although some elements have disappeared, the site has the advantage of to offer a complete vision of what could be a mining site with the pit tile, the heaps (residues of coal mining) and the mining town where the workers lived. Today Base 11/19 is experiencing a reconversion around sustainable development and culture with the National Scene, Common Culture, CPIE La Chaîne des Terrils, the Center for the Development of Eco-Enterprises (CDEE), the Resource Center Sustainable Development (CERDD) and Les Jardins du Louvre garden.

The Office of Tourism and Heritage Lens-Liévin offers guided tours of the base 11/19. From April 1st, 2018, every Sunday at 2.30pm.Bus tour of approximately 2 hours, departure from the Tourist Information Point of the Louvre-Lens Museum.

Free visit of the site (signage interpretation) and slag heaps (to climb to the top from the pit tile and down: count 1h).
Guided tour of the site and slag heaps with the CPIE The Chain of Terrils : 03 21 28 17 28

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