Mine de Rancié

The Rancié mine

Cultural, Pedestrian sports, Course in Val-de-Sos
  • Discovering a past so close to home.
    Come and discover the unique history of the Rancié mine.

  • A cultural walk for young and old, with explanatory panels on one of the Val de Sos valley's rich industrial heritage.
    You'll follow a short hiking trail with a vertical drop of around 400 m, along which you'll go back in time.
    You can hike all or part of it. You'll learn how the Rancié massif was worked to extract its primary resource, iron ore.
    Long considered the most important iron mine in the Pyrenees, it employed up to 400 miners in the 19th century.
    Two thousand years of human and...
    A cultural walk for young and old, with explanatory panels on one of the Val de Sos valley's rich industrial heritage.
    You'll follow a short hiking trail with a vertical drop of around 400 m, along which you'll go back in time.
    You can hike all or part of it. You'll learn how the Rancié massif was worked to extract its primary resource, iron ore.
    Long considered the most important iron mine in the Pyrenees, it employed up to 400 miners in the 19th century.
    Two thousand years of human and technical adventure, origins dating back to Antiquity, mentions in historical texts as early as 1924, an unusual social structure...
    Themes covered along the way :
    - The trades of yesteryear
    - Know-how
    - Landscape history
    - archaeology
    - Mining methods
    - Trade and metallurgy.
    You won't be able to enter the galleries. They are walled off, as access is now dangerous.
    Remember to check the weather forecast and bring walking shoes and seasonal clothing.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
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