Charbonnage du Levant

After the asylum, a coal mine.
A remnant of the mining industry that was omnipresent in the region, the Sainte-Zoé pit of the Société du Levant was closed in 1960. It's 720 meters deep and had been operating since the 19th century and was close to other wells of the company.

If the headframe has disappeared for a long time, we still find beautiful structures : the building of the extraction machine, a power station, a fireplace, workshops and offices of the company.
If these remains are still standing and easily accessible, it is thanks to a riding hall that took possession of the place after the closure of the mine.
A more in-depth visit would not be a bad idea...

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The high chimney, equipped with mobile phone relays.

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Workshops.

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The building of the extraction machine.

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The condition of the building is frankly dangerous.

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The offices, closed for the moment.

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The power station. It's over.

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July 2012

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