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Commémoration 30 Ans Fermeture de la Fosse de Wallers Arenberg

  • Heritage event
Sunday 24 Mar
Phone +33 (0)3 27 48 39 65
Address Site minier de Wallers-Arenberg Rue Michel Rondet 59135 Wallers
PhotosCHM © Historic Mining Center, ANMT loan On Sunday, March 24, will be commemorated the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Arenberg pit, an emblematic site of the Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this occasion, the Tourist Office of La Porte du Hainaut offers you many highlights throughout the day: meetings-testimonies of former miners, workshop-drawing for young audiences on the theme of the mine and the coal; exhibitions, guided tour testing ... At the key, leave with a souvenir gift. Book your visit at the Tourist Office of La Porte du Hainaut at +33 (0) 3 27 48 39 65. On the program: From 9:30 to 11am, go for a running tour From the city to the pit Arenberg ! Visit and play the tourist while running! Follow the runner-guide, Denis MENIGAULT accustomed to the great European marathons, who knows well the mining city of Wallers-Arenberg, its monuments and its practicable quarters for running. The discovery walk is accessible to everyone, even beginners! A snack at the end of the race will be offered on the Tourist Office, located at the entrance of the pit. Price: 4 € / pers. - Course: 8 to 10 kms - Duration: 1h30 course + refueling - Departure and return: mining site. Reservation recommended at +33 (0) 3 27 48 39 65 or At 9:30, commemoration, tribute to minors, wreath laying by the city of Wallers-Arenberg - Monument to The Glory of Minors Arenberg , place Casimir Perier. From 2.30 pm, meetings-testimonies of former miners of the Arenberg pit, with the assistance of the Heritage Preservation Association and the former miners of Wallers-Arenberg. From 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm, give free rein to the creativity of your little darlings around a drawing workshop on the theme of the mine and coal, led by a professor of visual arts from the L'Écurie workshop in Normandy. Duration: 20 min. about. From 14h to 17h, discover the exhibition The invention of World Heritage 2018, the fruit of a collaboration between the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Mining Basin Mission and the Association of French Heritage Properties 10 panels of the history, values and objectives of World Heritage, the last 2 panels presenting the properties inscribed in the Hauts-de-France region: the Belfries of Belgium and France, the fortifications of Vauban with the citadel of Arras, the Amiens cathedral, the roads of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle to Amiens, Folleville and Compiègne, the Mining Basin of Nord-Pas de Calais. From 14h to 17h, also discover the exhibition of paintings Portraits of minors by the Douchynese artist Nadège LERAY. From 14h30 to 16h or from 15h30 to 17h, how about taking part in a guided tour testing (device of scientific research, system of measurement of the emotions) From the pic to the Pixel, in partnership with the laboratory De Visu? Miners working the rock with their picks to researchers and digital professionals working the image and sound, discover the site from the roof of the LEAUD for a panoramic view of the pit tile, visit the compressor room where take place filming throughout the year to learn more about what is happening today and will be done tomorrow in Wallers-Arenberg, a site in perpetual evolution! 18 people Max. / guided tour - Duration: 1h30 - Free - booking recommended at +33 (0) 3 27 48 39 65 or