Address & contact

62 rue François Brasme - 62160 BULLY LES MINES

t. 03 21 44 92 92t. 08 00 30 10 06f. 03 21 44 92 94

Population: 12,157 inhabitants, area: 955 hectares

Contact the City Council:
62 rue François Brasme
62160 Bully-les-Mines
Tel: 03 21 44 92 92
Fax: 03 21 44 92 94
E.mail: contact@mairiebully.fr

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 12am and from 1.30pm to 5pm
Saturday permanent civil status, from 10am to 12am

To discover the history of the city of Bully-les-Mines: http://histobully.canalblog.com/


The town occupies a place in the anecdotal history of the region until the nineteenth century and the discovery of coal in the territory. Coal mining in the municipality contributes to the transformation of the village and the rapid growth of its population. The arrival of Alexis and his workers Boitelle marks the beginning of the metamorphosis of the village at the time poor and poorly educated.

The local labor, is low, is reinforced by the arrival of miners from the area, but North of the Somme and Belgium. The city's population increased from 453 to 1727 inhabitants between 1851 and 1866, involving the same housing development.
By the mine, Bully takes a regional and even national. The history of the town is therefore closely linked to the miners, their joys and sorrows. Thus, in 1869, a mining disaster in the pit No. 1 will Bully 19 people, including many young people aged 9 to 15 years. At that time, the town provides the land of many international football, sports and cycling affirmed. The cultural milieu of the city known as its golden age including Gisele Sauvage, Edouard Pignon, or Gaston Heaulme.
With shortness of mining from the 1960s, the town enters a phase of economic restructuring and transformation that is accelerating in the 1980s.
Bully-les-Mines is looking to the future without forgetting its past.

To see:

- The old town hall, Place Clemenceau

- The Church of St. Maclou

- The Town Hall