Silver mines at L'Argentière-la-Bessée

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Silver mines at L'Argentière-la-Bessée - Tourism in the Hautes-Alpes

From the Middle Ages to the start of the 20th century, Fournel gorges, situated not far from the little town of L'Argentière-la-Bessée, were the location of a large argentiferous lead ore mine. Dedicated to the history of the mine, the silver mine museum (Musée des Mines d'Argent), located at the foot of the cliffs in the former stables of the Saint-Jean château, houses collections of rocks and objects found during archaeological searches carried out in the mining site. A guided tour of the mines, departing from the museum entrance, takes visitors along a secure, 800-m underground circuit.

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