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Decazeville : Michelin's recommendations

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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

    av. 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.

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  • Lassalle Open-Cast Mine

    rte 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..

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  • Church of Notre Dame

    rte de Rodez F - 12300 Decazeville

    A strange sight: a Way of the Cross painted by the master of Symbolism, Gustave Moreau (1826-1898). It is indeed by him but, painted in his youth, even his fans acknowledge that it isn't a particularly good example of his work.

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