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Decazeville : Michelin's recommendations


This much exploited coal basin stretches between Décazeville and Aubin, it was still open in 2001... hard to believe when you look at the gigantic mechanical shovels which are bustling about at the bottom of the «Lassale pit», that you're only a dozen kilometres from the peace and quiet of Conques!

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Tourist attractions Decazeville : Things to see and do

  • Pierre-Vetter Regional Geology Museum

    Avenue Paul-Ramadier F - 12300 Decazeville

    The area's geological wealth is clearly presented (varieties of coal and fossils in particular). A must is the enormous tree trunk where sandstone has gradually substituted itself for the ligneous textures of the wood: an astonishing site.

  • Lassalle Open-Cast Mine

    Route de Lacaze F - 12300 Decazeville

    A viewpoint offers an overall view of this vast former coalmining site. This open-cast method of mining consisted of levelling sterile layers then breaking them down while descending from terrace to terrace in order to bring out the coal seam, before..

  • Notre Dame Church of Decazeville

    Route de Rodez F - 12300 Decazeville

    A strange thing: a Way of the Cross painted by the master of Symbolism, Gustave Moreau (1826-1898). It is the only Symbolist work dedicated to the subject. It has been classified a "Monument Historique" since 1965.

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