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 :
Duration: about 1h30.
A guided tour, led by one of the founders, which will allow you to learn more about the amethyst of Auvergne's history and about the old exploitations, dig to collect your own amethysts, and observe a preserved vein.
This activity is proposed on reservation on weekends in June and September, and every day between July 1 and August 27.
|Child(6 - 13 years old)||Adult||Group
Entry ticket :
Free for children under 6 years old. Payment on site. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.
Ticket includes 150g of amethyst offered (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 on reservation every weekend of June and September, and every day between July 1 and August 27, 2023.
The departure of the guided tour is at 3:30 p.m. (opening of other slots possible if the group is full) at the car park.
Reservations are taken by email at email@example.com or by phone at +33 7.88.33.03.84 (strictly for reservations, we decline all commercial contacts). Thank you for booking at least 48h in advance, 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(Click on the image to open Google maps.)
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.
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.
The site has a permanent surveillance post with a first aid kit and water for emergencies. We remind you that children remain under the responsibility of their parents or guardians throughout the visit.