The Garden of Adventures

A park covering 28 hectares. Scientific observatories where you can carry out experiments and learn from the results, and a spoil heap offering adventure in an unusual natural environment.

The Terril (spoil heap)

Explore the spectacular ecosystem of the spoil heap with a guide, along our suggested route.
Bring good walking shoes, appropriate clothing and a little water. Although these routes are accessible to anyone in good health, they do take you up to a height of 70 metres (230 feet)!

The observatories

In a protected natural environment marked by the mine's operations, discover the scientific observatories: the weather station, explaining what lies behind the weatherman's bulletin, the lever and gears observatory, showing physics in a different light, the pond observatory, where you can discover the flora and fauna of an aquatic environment and the landscape observatory at the top of the pit-head frame.
You can also let your children loose on the adventure playground.