Logo COMINAUV - Amethyste et diamant

compagnie des
minéraux d'auvergne



Would you like to come and discover the amethyst of Auvergne by yourself ? We propose visits of the "Mines de Poux" site during the summer season !

In solo, with your friends or family, come see the vein and collect your own amethysts !

Prices, timetable and reservation :

Child(6 - 13 years old) Adult Group
(9+ persons)
Guided tour 6.00€ 10.00€ 8.00€
Open visit 3.50€ 6.00€ 5.00€
  • Entry ticket :

    Free for children under 6 years old. Payment on site. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.
    Ticket includes 150g of amethyst offerred (150g/pers.).
    Do you want to take more amethyst ? The surplus will be proposed to you at the price of 2€/100g.

  • The site is open every day from June 4 to September 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Guided tours depart at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the entrance of the site (10 min walk from the car park).

    Reservations are taken by email at reservation-visite@cominauv.fr or by phone at +33 (strictly for reservations, we decline all commercial contacts). Thank you for booking at least 72h in advance, specifying the desired time from the proposed departures (please check if there are enough remaining places for you in the departure you desire by clicking on the timetable, which is updated daily).

How to get to the site

Se rendre sur place - carte

Useful information

  • How to prepare your visit :

    Make sure to bring a pair of closed shoes suitable for walking (access is by foot from the car park, and the visit represents a total loop of just over 2 km from there); bring hats/caps or other protection against the sun, and take plenty of water. Finally, a bag to store your finds can be very useful !

    Pets are accepted but must be kept on a leash at all times, and their droppings collected if made on a circulation, observation or digging area.

  • Accessibility :

    We can transport people with reduced mobility by vehicle from the car park to the site. However, visiting the site itself can only be done by foot (about 500 m walk, with breaks). Please specify your transportation needs in your reservation request.

  • Commodities/safety :

    The site has a permanent surveillance post with a first aid kit and water for emergencies. In addition, all potentially dangerous areas of the site are marked and fenced. We remind you that children remain under the responsibility of their parents or guardians throughout the visit.