ICI - AN ITINERARY THROUGH INDUSTRIAL CULTURE

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Welcome to ICI !

A unique itinerary dedicated to French and Belgian industrial culture. Take advantage of the unique tools we provide to help you explore and a programme of festive events ! A map, exploration book and sheets, remarkable visits, a 3-D map, sports and musical events ! All opportunities to explore the treasures of our region, many of them classified as UNESCO world Heritage sites, from a different angle.
 
And Mobil’ICI ! Our amazing multimedia guide ! Watch the video and don’t wait to explore it !
 
Enjoy the trip !

EXPLORING ICI

  • Above all, ICI is eight remarkable sites used for a variety of astonishing purposes... A complete change of scenery guaranteed!
    Introduction
    Above all, ICI is eight remarkable sites used for a variety of astonishing purposes... A complete change of scenery guaranteed!
  • Industrial buildings in a remarkable state of preservation, a preserved mining village, twin slag heaps in a natural setting that just invite an expedition… The ideal setting for dynamic rehabilitation focused on sustainable development!
    11/19 colliery in Loos-en-Gohelle © L. Lamack
    Industrial buildings in a remarkable state of preservation, a preserved mining village, twin slag heaps in a natural setting that just invite an expedition… The ideal setting for dynamic rehabilitation focused on sustainable development!
  • Would you like to understand how a mine operates? With its restored machinery, 9-9bis colliery is just made for you! An auditorium with astonishing architecture will soon take its place in this remarkable environment. The opportunity to perpetuate our region's musical tradition.
    9-9bis colliery in Oignies © CAHC
    Would you like to understand how a mine operates? With its restored machinery, 9-9bis colliery is just made for you! An auditorium with astonishing architecture will soon take its place in this remarkable environment. The opportunity to perpetuate our region's musical tradition.
  • You too can follow an underground miner's career! In the heart of the Nord-Pas de Calais mining basin, through a variety of exhibitions, this living museum bears witness to the technical, social and human adventure lived during almost three centuries of coalmining in the region.
    Lewarde historical mining Centre © S. Lenne-Terrier
    You too can follow an underground miner's career! In the heart of the Nord-Pas de Calais mining basin, through a variety of exhibitions, this living museum bears witness to the technical, social and human adventure lived during almost three centuries of coalmining in the region.
  • You know this colliery already! On the route of the Paris-Roubaix cycle race and the location for many films, the old Arenberg pit came to life again in 1993 for the filming of Claude Berri's film
    Wallers-Arenberg colliery © CAPH
    You know this colliery already! On the route of the Paris-Roubaix cycle race and the location for many films, the old Arenberg pit came to life again in 1993 for the filming of Claude Berri's film "Germinal". In the spotlight ever since, a reconversion dedicated to film and television is in progress…
  • Visiting Le Grand Hornu is to return to the golden age of the Industrial Revolution! In a remarkable setting where you can enjoy yourself decoding the incredible industrial architecture designed by Henri de Gorge, you can also explore Le Grand Hornu Images and Mac's unique contemporary art and design exhibitions!
    Le Grand-Hornu © Grand-Hornu Images
    Visiting Le Grand Hornu is to return to the golden age of the Industrial Revolution! In a remarkable setting where you can enjoy yourself decoding the incredible industrial architecture designed by Henri de Gorge, you can also explore Le Grand Hornu Images and Mac's unique contemporary art and design exhibitions!
  • Curious about everything? Surprise yourself and come and explore Le Pass, a museum dedicated to science and society! This former industrial wasteland, rehabilitated by the architect Jean Nouvel, has been transformed into a remarkable site combining ancient buildings with sober, dynamic and poetic contemporary architecture that is really astonishing.
    The Pass © C. Monnoye - Pass
    Curious about everything? Surprise yourself and come and explore Le Pass, a museum dedicated to science and society! This former industrial wasteland, rehabilitated by the architect Jean Nouvel, has been transformed into a remarkable site combining ancient buildings with sober, dynamic and poetic contemporary architecture that is really astonishing.
  • In the heart of the Centre basin, visit the Bois-du-Luc authentic mining site. Technical installations, mining village, architecture … Discover this emblematic place with its industrial archaeology where coal mining had a total impact on the landscape and everyday life!
    Bois-du-Luc eco-museum © G. Focant - SPW
    In the heart of the Centre basin, visit the Bois-du-Luc authentic mining site. Technical installations, mining village, architecture … Discover this emblematic place with its industrial archaeology where coal mining had a total impact on the landscape and everyday life!
  • Headframe, winding gear, shaft house ... whatever the name given to these mine shaft lifts, come and explore two remarkable examples at Le Bois du Cazier. Tragically well-known, Bois du Cazier was the site of the historic mining disaster that occurred on 08 August 1956. Today the site is home to the extremely interesting Industry and Glass museums, open all year and suitable for young and old!
    The Bois du Cazier © J-L Deru
    Headframe, winding gear, shaft house ... whatever the name given to these mine shaft lifts, come and explore two remarkable examples at Le Bois du Cazier. Tragically well-known, Bois du Cazier was the site of the historic mining disaster that occurred on 08 August 1956. Today the site is home to the extremely interesting Industry and Glass museums, open all year and suitable for young and old!
Introduction
Above all, ICI is eight remarkable sites used for a variety of astonishing purposes... A complete change of scenery guaranteed!

News

The European Heritage Days

The European Heritage Days is coming soon ! See you on 7 & 8 September in Belgium and the 14 & 15 September in France for discovering the unique industrial heritage of the region.
 
More information in the Calendar section