Blegny Mine

  • Wallonia Quality Destination
  • Unesco
  • Car park
  • Coach park
    10 parking spots
  • Maestro
  • Visa/MasterCard
Situated between Liège and Maastricht, Blegny-Mine was ranked a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2012, joining the ranks of Wallonia's 3 other major mining sites (Bois du Cazier, Bois-du-Luc and Grand-Hornu).

This exciting tour includes a descent of 30 to 60 metres into the underground galleries of this authentic coalmine via the original shaft, for an enriching insight into the work and daily lives of the "Black Faces".

You can opt for a choice of 2 tours:

1. Mine Tour (the permanent exhibition and the slag heap biotope included).
Learn all about the life cycle of coal, from mining to sale: you will descend 30 to 60 metres into the mine via the original cage to the coal face and underground galleries. You will discover the washing and sorting equipment and how the coal was brought up to the surface and transported. Practical information: the tour layout is easy; the only difficulty consists of two stairways. The tour is therefore suitable for all ages.

2. "Superprogramme" day ticket.
This friendly-priced day pass includes: the guided mine tour (2 hrs), self-guided tour of the permanent exhibition (1 hrs), a guided local train tour of Dalhem-Blegny area (50 mins.), discovery of the slag heap biotope with an audio guide (50 mins.) and the site's various attractions: playgrounds, open-air museum, relaxing park with ponds and aviaries and – weather permitting – "mine golf".

Brasserie and family restaurant.
  • E40 motorway exit 36 (Blegny), then follow signs to Blegny-Mine

    E25 motorway exit 2 (Visé). Follow signs to Dalhem. At the roundabout, follow signs to Blegny-Mine.
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Different musical animations, sports activities and an exhibition of Vespa scooters and Ferrari cars will enliven these days. In Blegny in June 2014!
But that's not all!
Italian cuisine lovers will appreciate the many culinary specialities from all regions, and football fans will get a foretaste of the World Cup during a football gala on the fields of the CREF (the Blegny Football Practice and Training Centre)!
This 9th edition will end with concerts!

Useful information

From 11am.
For more information contact Monsieur Tullio - Tel. : +32(0)477 562 651
Organised by the organisation committee of "Giornata Italiana" (Italian Day), sponsored by Iva Palmieri, the Consul General of Italy for Wallonia, with the support of the Province of Liège.
Also supported by the municipal administration of Blegny and of Blegny-Mine.
Admission free.
Comitato Organizzatore de la Giornata Italiana : +32(0)497 24 39 23 - +32(0)476 25 41 89