Things to see and do - Decazeville
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Decazeville Travel guide
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!
Tourist attractions Decazeville : Things to see and do
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.
rte de Lacaze F - 12300 Decazeville
A belvedere offers an overall view of the impressive crater (1km in diametre, 192m deep) where a multitude of machines move around. This open-cast method of mining consists of levelling sterile layers then breaking them down while descending from ter..
rte de Rodez F - 12300 Decazeville
A strange sight: a Way of the Cross painted by the master of Symbolism. The painting is indeed by Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) but, painted in his youth, it is admittedly not a particularly good example of his work.