Things to see and do - Carmaux
Carmaux Travel guide
Carmaux : Michelin's recommendations
10km long and 1 to 3m wide: this was the Carmaux coal field worked from the 13C to the end of the 20C. Seven centuries of relentless labour which shaped the fate of Men and Nature. An ungrateful landscape, a tragic history and a visit to the land of Jaurès that would not be complete without a detour to Blaye-les-Mines with its impressive «discovery» [Blaye-les-Mines#St Mary Discovery] and Cagnac-les-Mines [Cagnac-les-Mines Cagnac Mine Museum] presenting the life of pitface miners.
Tourist attractions Carmaux : Things to see and do
pl. Jean-Jaurès F - 81400 Carmaux
Born in Castres, Jean Jaurès (1859-1914) took the part of the workers in their struggle against the Carmaux mine concession owners and was triumphantly elected member of parliament for the constituency in 1892. The statue represents the socialist o..
av. Jean-Jaurès F - 81400 Carmaux
Housed in the orangerie of the château of the Solages family, the owners of the Carmaux mine concession from 1752 to 1946, this museum presents the history of the Carmausin glass bottle works, recalling the people who marked the region's destiny (s..
1 RUE VOLTAIRE F - 81400 Carmaux
Located in the centre of Carmaux, this hotel offers free Wi-Fi internet access and air-conditioned guest rooms. Guests are invited to relax on the terrace or in the on-site bar. Each soundproofed guest room at Hotel Le Gambetta is equipped with a fl..