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Mining parks

Montceau's green lungs

A haven of greenery in the heart of the city where it’s easy to stroll.

From mines to greenery,

there's only one step

Who would have thought that Montceau’s mines would one day be transformed into a 350-hectare green field?

In the past, the Maugrand and Saint-Louis mine shafts reflected the town’s mining activity. From the north-west bank of the canal du center, behind the central offices and workshops, all the facilities needed for the miners’ work were located here.

Completely rehabilitated and redesigned, the grounds of the former extraction shafts have given rise to two large landscaped parks: the Maugrand and Saint-Louis parks, a haven of peace and a meeting place for families and sports enthusiasts.

History, leisure and serenity

Large parks

A living space


You can take a leisurely stroll along the shaded paths, discover the animal farm and play areas with your children, or soak up the history of the site by following the museum trail of the wells. In addition to the lakes, remnants of the shafts and former quarries that filled naturally with water, you’ll be able to see a strange pagoda-shaped metal structure, which is in fact the roof of the mines’ former central powder magazine.

More than just a green break, a stroll through the mining parks will tell you more about Montceau’s past.

A change of scenery guaranteed

a stone's throw from the city

Just a stone’s throw from Montceau-les-Mines town center, you can discover the large parks at your leisure.

There’s also a green walk that allows you to discover every aspect of the area, including the hidden corners of Parc Saint-Louis.

Here, walkers, cyclists and runners are all welcome! Want to spice up your Sunday morning jog? Head for the Parc Saint-Louis pyramid for a few stair climbs to get you in the mood for the rest of your run 😉