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La Cité de l'Or

Discover the two historic sites that make up La Cité de l’Or, in Val-d’Or, Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The Ancienne-Mine-Lamaque is an interpretation centre. Become a miner for a day, and enjoy the unique experience of descending 91 meters (300 feet) into an underground mine. Also, visit the ground facilities of this former mine, which include an analysis laboratory where you will be introduced to ore processing. Learn about the mine’s history through the exhibition “ Gold in our veins ” and about the various mining trades, and feel the uncommon sensation that occurs during drilling operations. As a group or with your family, take part in a geocaching activity with a GPS receiver in hand. Visitors to the underground mine must be at least 6 years old and 1.09 m tall, and are recommended to wear warm clothes and closed shoes (underground temperature: 8 °C).

Sector: Vallée-de-l’Or

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Des vêtements chauds et des chaussures fermées sont recommandés (température sous terre : 8 °C). Stationnements pour VR disponibles : services d’aqueduc, électricité et station de vidange. Boutique souvenirs


Average visit duration: 2-4 h.
On reservation: Yes
Pricing: Full visit: adult: $38, children (6 to 11 years of age): $18.25.
Express visit – Underground (2 hrs): adult: $25.25, children: $12.25. Express visit – Surface (2 hrs): adult: $18.25, children: $12.25.
Group rates available. Prices include taxes. Ask for our rate list.
Opening hours: Guided tours, underground and surface, in the summertime. Reservation recommended. Several departures daily. June 15 thru
September 1. By appointment the rest of the year.


90, avenue Perrault, C. P. 212
J9P 4P3


819 825-1274

1 855 825-1274

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