Former Argentière mines
The 2nd largest metal deposit in France, originally comprising a network of 16 gallery levels extending over approximately 500 m from the N-E to the S-W.
Secured in the 2000s, only one bench crossing of about 90 m remains visible, accessible only by guided tour.
This gallery preserves vestiges of modern and pre-17th century exploitation, certainly medieval.
A series of excavations, the result of a mining operation, makes this mining structure unique in the Var.
From the ore processing plant, which covered nearly 6,000 m² from the top of the hill to the beach, there are still some walls visible from the beach, including those of a washing basin transformed into a terrace.
The residential estate also houses a villa formerly attributed to the director and a two-storey dwelling, originally intended for administrative offices and the miners' canteen (inaccessible to the public).
The seaside is still marked by the presence of a wharf, used today for maritime rescue and scree corresponding to another wharf built for the mine's needs.
The pier is built on a former mining pier.
All year round, daily.
Access to the residential area is prohibited except during guided tours of the gallery.
Free access. Guided tours for a fee on reservation.
Dernière mise à jour des informations le 09/06/2022