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Musée de géologie Pierre Vetter

Decazeville | Sciences de la nature
€1 - €3.5
The Museum presents all the geological wealth of the region: rocks, minerals and fossils. An important part of the Museum is devoted to the many fossils that have been discovered in the region during the ' coal mining. Indeed, it has one of the finest collections of fossils of ferns and other plants today missing today. These fossils, 300 million years old, are in fact the d remains a tropical forest which was to ' origin of the formation of coal. The Museum exhibits include a unique fossil in Europe: the rest d a trunk of 4 metres in height.

The history of coal is also presented, from its formation until ' to its exploitation by humans, including opencast. Beautiful models of the 19th century are exposed, such as l ' ensemble of the coalfield of Decazeville at l ' scale 1/5000eme which was presented during the ' universal exposition in Paris in 1900.

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Contact details

  • Name: Musée de géologie Pierre Vetter
  • Address: Avenue Paul Ramadier - 12300 - Decazeville - France
  • Phone: (33) 05 65 43 30 08


Exposition, Atelier

Getting there

  • By train : gare de Viviez-Decazeville
  • By plane : Aéroport Rodez - Marcillac

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