Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
Mission Bassin Minier Nord - Pas-de-Calais (In French)

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2012
Size of heritage: 3,943 ha
- Buffer zone: 18,804 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 3,546°
Latitude: 50,463°

About

Remarkable as a landscape shaped over three centuries of coal extraction from the 1700s to the 1900s, the site consists of 109 separate components over 120,000 ha. It features mining pits (the oldest of which dates from 1850) and lift infrastructure, slag heaps (some of which cover 90 ha and exceed 140 m in height), coal transport infrastructure, railway stations, workers’ estates and mining villages including social habitat, schools, religious buildings, health and community facilities, company premises, owners and managers’ houses, town halls and more. The site bears testimony to the quest to create model workers’ cities from the mid 19th century to the 1960s and further illustrates a significant period in the history of industrial Europe. It documents the living conditions of workers and the solidarity to which it gave rise.


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Hotels and places to stay

Hôtel Saint Daniel

Address
Distance: 4,0 mi
Rue bataille 16
7600 PERUWELZ
France

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Campanile Valenciennes Ouest - Petite Forêt

Address
Distance: 6,7 mi
Rue Louis Joseph Gay Lussac
59494 Petite Foret
France

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Première Classe VALENCIENNES OUEST - Petite Forêt Petite Foret

Address
Distance: 6,7 mi
Rue Gay Lussac
59494 Petite Foret
France

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 6:30 - 21:00
Weekend: 7:30 - 21:00 (lunchbreak: 11:00 - 17:00)


Videos from the area

Cyclo- cross, Vtt, courses Ufolep de Vieux Condé le 09 12 2012

Published: December 12, 2012
Length: 29:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Xavier Dias Dias-porama

Uniquement les coureurs du CC Orchies.

Biodiversité - Allain Bougrain-Dubourg

Published: February 14, 2010
Length: 33:50 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: ADEPSE

La France et l'Union Européenne se sont engagés à stopper la perte de la biodiversité en 2010 et nous ne serons pas au rendez-vous, déplore Allain Bougrain-Dubourg. Il faut se battre...

Plantons le décor - Atelier pédagogique -

Published: February 01, 2010
Length: 38:48 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: ADEPSE

Plantons le décor : un parcours nature pour apprendre à lire les traces du passé dans le paysage, comprendre que tout évolue et tout change, et prendre conscience de l'impact des activités...

C'est quoi un Parc naturel ?

Published: March 07, 2010
Length: 55:45 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: ADEPSE

Un film d'information réalisé par la Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais dans le cadre du renouvellement du projet de territoire du Parc naturel régional Scarpe-Escaut.

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