Palais de la Mine

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Les Monts d'Argent was the name of the municipality of Peisey during the French Revolution, reflecting the importance of the lead and silver mines
Discovered in 1644, the vein of galena (silver lead sulphide) was exploited until 1866.
Throughout the 1st Empire from 1802 to 1814, the Ecole Française des Mines was based in Peisey.
It trained 70 engineers before being transferred to Paris to become the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines.
Located in Pont-Baudin, the Monts d'Argent site has a museum trail along which you will find reading panels explaining the history of the exploitation of these lead-silver mines, and the importance they had on the history of the Peisey-Nancroix valley.
In the open air, you will have the chance to see the remains of the various installations that allowed the extraction, washing and smelting of the ore extracted in particular from the St-Victor gallery, the tomb of the knight Rosenberg who is buried on the site of the mines, as well as the "Palais de la mine", in reality a building where the student engineers were housed, situated at the end of a magnificent alley of larch trees, on a 3 hectare site, in a grandiose natural environment.

The museum trail is freely accessible all year round.

Guided tours are offered on request by the Mine Palace Association from May to November.

In July and August: 12/07/2022 to 25/08/2022

- Guided tours of the remains of the industrial installations, gallery, extraction techniques and ore processing.
Date and time: Tuesday - Wednesday and Thursday 2.30 pm (2.30 hours) on reservation (without reservation if place available directly at the Palais de la Mine)

- Children's animation "les petits mineurs": introduction to geology, discovery of rocks, from ore to metal.
Date and time: Thursday 9am (3h) on reservation

RESERVATIONS at 06 14 94 49 76.
Période(s) d'ouvertureAll year round, daily.
Guided tours from May to November
Preferably by calling 06 14 94 49 76 or on site if available.
In short
  • Tour language(s) :
    • English
    • French
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • categories :
    • categories
  • Industrial heritage :
    • Industrial site
    • Mine
  • Period :
    • 19th C
    • 17th C
  • Services :
    • Unguided individual tours
    • Pets welcome
    • Guided individual tours
    • Unguided group tours
    • Guided group tours
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
  • Grouping by age (EN) :
    • Children
    • Specially for children
  • Client profile :
    • Groupe (EN)
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 150
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 150
  • Group tour services :
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
    • Guided group tours on request
  • Services :
    • Services
    • Services
    • Services
    • Services
    • Services
    • Services
    • Services
Equipment, Services
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area
  • Parking :
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Car park


Free entry for children < 8 years.

Activity for little minors: € 19 / child
Guided tour of the Silver mines : € 10,5 / adult - € 6,5 / child (8-13 years)
Free for children under 8.
  • Payment methods :
    • Cheque
    • Chèques Vacances
    • Cash
Palais de la Mine
Pont Baudin
Mob : +33 6 14 94 49 76
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • English
    • French

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Palais de la Mine : mines de plomb et d'argent XVII - XIX siècles
Pont Baudin
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.525209
Longitude : 6.784825
Localization details
  • Environnements :
    • Forest location
    • Mountain location
    • Close to GR footpath
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