Let’s meet on a land of history! Borrow a time machine and concentrate on the wonderful industrial and social saga of Carmaux. A past as black as coal is carved in memories, but also in the soil. Since the XIIIth century, men have extracted coal from mines. Its development was made mainly in the XIXth century to feed the glass industry.
But this industrial revolution brought big social conflicts between workers and employers. This is how Jean Jaurès, deputy of Carmaux, has been here an advocate for miners and the whole working class’ rights.
Two museums testify of this tumultuous past : the Departmental Mine Museum and the Art Glass Centre Museum. Glass manufacturing techniques, coal mining and men who forged this territory are shown on sites.