Musée de la Mine de Cap Garonne

Useful Information

Location: Cap Garonne
Open: JAN to JUN Wed, Sat, Sun, Hol 14-17.
JUL to AUG daily 14-18.
SEP to DEC Wed, Sat, Sun, Hol 14-17.
School holidays: daily 14-17.
Tours start at 14:30, 15:15, 16, 17.
Closed 24-DEC, 25-DEC, 31-DEC, 01-JAN.
Fee: Adults EUR 6.50, Children (6-18) EUR 4, Children (0-5) free, Students EUR 4, Unemployed EUR 4, Disabled EUR 4.
Groups (10+): Adults EUR 5.70, Children (6-18) EUR 3.20.
Classification: MineCopper Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: T=15 °C.
Guided tours: D=75 min.
Bibliography: M. Mizrahil (1982): La Miniera di Cap Garonne (Var - Francia) Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 6(1), 19-26.
G. Mari, P. Rostan (1986): La mine du Cap Garonne (Var) Gîtologie et minéralogie. I.M.G., Draguignan, France, 88 pages.
G. Favreau, V. Galea-Clolus (2014): Cap Garonne Association Française de Microminéralogie, 320 pp. online
Address: Musée de la Mine, 1000 Chemin du Baou Rouge, 83220 Le Pradet, Tel: 0494-083246, Fax: 0494-087250. E-mail: contact
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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1917 mine closed.
1994 mining museum opened to the public.
1995 mine under protection by the Conservatoire du Littoral (French coastal protection agency).



The Musée de la Mine de Cap Garonne is located at an extraordinary location, not far from the Mediterranean coast. It is dedicated to the local copper mining.