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Talcaneô - Tour of the Talc quarry and museum area

Company open to the public, Science and technology in Luzenac
  • Discover the world's largest talc quarry!

  • The world's largest open-air talc quarry awaits you in Ariège, in the heart of the Pyrenees! Come to the brand-new Luzenac talc museum and visit the Trimouns quarry for real!
    A must-see site, unique in France, where you can discover all the secrets of the softest rock on our planet.

    Situated at an altitude of 1700 m above the village of Luzenac, Trimouns is the world's largest talc quarry in operation, and the only one in France. The view of the Pyrenees is unique: on a clear day, you...
    The world's largest open-air talc quarry awaits you in Ariège, in the heart of the Pyrenees! Come to the brand-new Luzenac talc museum and visit the Trimouns quarry for real!
    A must-see site, unique in France, where you can discover all the secrets of the softest rock on our planet.

    Situated at an altitude of 1700 m above the village of Luzenac, Trimouns is the world's largest talc quarry in operation, and the only one in France. The view of the Pyrenees is unique: on a clear day, you can see the Bonascre plateau, the Beille plateau, the Pic du Tarbésou and the Pic du Montcalm!
    You can discover this unique place on a guided tour. Our guides will reveal all the secrets of this unusual place and how it works. You'll discover the geological properties of the deposit, the history of its formation and exploitation, from extraction to production of this veritable white gold. All in a sumptuous natural setting! You'll enter the very heart of the mining site by coach.
    The guided tour lasts around 45 minutes, with several stops planned at key points around the site. A discovery that's sure to leave a lasting impression!

    > 6 visits per day (9am - 10am - 11am - 2pm - 3pm - 4pm), booking essential.
    > Allow 35 to 45 minutes to drive from Talcaneô in Luzenac to the Trimouns talc quarry parking lot.

    Continue your tour with a visit to the Talcaneô museum in Luzenac!

    An immersive, fun place that reveals all the secrets of talc and the story of the men and women who built this fabulous industrial epic in the Ariège!
    This space invites you to discover the world of talc, from its extraction to its transformation, thanks to a tour featuring numerous visual devices and games. In a dedicated area, you can follow talc as if you were there, from its extraction to its arrival in your home, thanks to a 180° screen. Immersion awaits young and old alike: interactive supports are there to guide you!

    Reservations required
  • Environment
    • Mountain view
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
  • Equipment
    • Free car park
    • Car park
    • Toilets
Rates
Payment methods
  • Online payment
  • From April 29, 2024 to November 3, 2024
  • Adult
    13.80 €
  • Child
    9.60 €
  • Student
    12 €

    • For under-26s

  • Large family
    43.20 €

    • Valid for 2 adults and 2 children

Openings
Openings
  • From April 29, 2024 until May 5, 2024
    Closed On Wednesday , On Saturday , On Sunday
  • From May 6, 2024 until May 12, 2024
    Closed On Wednesday , On Thursday , On Saturday , On Sunday
  • From May 13, 2024 until May 19, 2024
    Closed On Wednesday , On Saturday , On Sunday
  • From May 20, 2024 until May 26, 2024
    Closed On Monday , On Wednesday , On Saturday , On Sunday
  • From May 27, 2024 until July 7, 2024
    Closed On Wednesday , On Saturday , On Sunday
  • From July 8, 2024 until August 11, 2024
    Closed On Saturday , On Sunday
  • From August 12, 2024 until August 18, 2024
    Closed On Thursday , On Saturday , On Sunday
  • From August 19, 2024 until August 25, 2024
    Closed On Saturday , On Sunday
  • From August 26, 2024 until October 20, 2024
    Closed On Wednesday , On Saturday , On Sunday
  • From October 21, 2024 until October 27, 2024
    Closed On Saturday , On Sunday
  • From October 28, 2024 until November 3, 2024
    Closed On Friday , On Saturday , On Sunday
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