Discover the largest talc quarry in the world!

The largest open-air talc quarry in the world awaits you in Ariège, in the heart of the Pyrenees! Go to the brand new talc museum in Luzenac and visit the Trimouns quarry for real!
An essential and unique site in France that you can visit to discover all the secrets of the softest and most tender rock on our planet.

Your guided tour of the Trimouns talc quarry!

For the guided tour of the talc quarry, reservations must be made online. Once the reservation is made, we will meet you directly at Trimouns talc quarry car park, 15 minutes before the departure of the visit!

The career of trimouns

Located at an altitude of 1700 m above the village of Luzenac, Trimouns is the largest talc quarry in the world in operation and the only one in operation in France. The view of the Pyrenees is unique, in good weather you can see the Bonascre plateau, the Beille plateau, the Pic du Tarbésou or the Pic du Montcalm!
You can explore this unique place thanks to guided tours. Our guides will reveal all the secrets of this unusual place and how it works. You will discover the geological properties of the deposit, the history of its formation and its exploitation, from the extraction to the production of this real white gold. All in a sumptuous natural setting! It is by coach that you will enter the very heart of the operating site.
The guided tour lasts about 45min, several stops are planned at key places on the site. A discovery that will certainly leave a lasting memory!

Talc is an omnipresent element in our daily lives.
Even if you don't see it, it's there: paints, cars, papers, cosmetics... it's up to you to come and discover all the stages of transformation to consumption!

The reservation for the guided tour of the quarry is compulsory. The price includes the guided tour of the quarry and access to the museum space located in Luzenac.
Meet at the Trimouns talc quarry car park for the start of the guided tour.

> Allow 35 to 45 minutes to travel with your vehicle, from the Talcaneô museum space in Luzenac, to the car park at the Trimouns talc quarry.
> Animals are not allowed for visits to the quarry and the museum.

Please note: As the quarry is located at an altitude of 1700m, good weather conditions are essential for the visit. In the event of bad weather (storm, fog, snow, rain) the visits can be cancelled, on our initiative, until the last moment.
The cancellation of the visits being linked to the weather conditions, in the event of cancellation, everything is done to contact, as soon as possible, before the schedule of visite people who have booked.

GUIDED TOURS OF THE QUARRY

Guided tours of the quarry by coach - MANDATORY RESERVATION
From July 10 to November 5: open Monday to Friday (6 visits per day).
Closed on Wednesdays except school holidays and public holidays.

Quarry guided tour rates
+ museum space

Adult 13,80 €
Kids 9,60 €
Student (For under 26s) 12 €
Large family (Valid for 2 adults and 2 children) 43,20 €

PRICES INFO

Guided tour of the quarry allows you to also visit the museum on the same day.

> With the “Ingenious Valleys” pack, come and discover our two new sites TALCANEO with a visit to the Trimouns talc quarry and its museum space and MOUNTANEO which will immerse you in the worlds of water and nature: Adult €19,40 – Child (5 to 17 years old) €11,90.

To visit only the museum space:
> Adult: 6,50 euros
> Child/young person from 5 to 17 years old: 4,60 euros
> Student (-26 years old): 5,70 euros
> Family pass (2 adults, 2 children): 20,50 euros (additional child: 3,40 euros)

The talcaneô museum space

A whole new museum space 400m² of talc was created in Luzenac. A place immersive and fun which reveals all the secrets of talc and the history of the men and women who built this fabulous industrial epic in Ariège!
This space invites you to discover the world of talc, from its extraction to its transformation thanks to a visit route made up of numerous visual and game devices. In a dedicated space, follow, as if you were there, the talc from its extraction to its arrival in your home thanks to a 180° screen. Young and old, immersion awaits you: interactive media will be there to guide you!

museum space hours

From Monday August 28 to Saturday September 30
Monday Open from 10 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Open from 10 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
SATURDAY Open from 10 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
From Sunday October 01 to Sunday November 05
Monday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
SATURDAY Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17:45 p.m.

PRICES – MUSEOGRAPHIC SPACE

> Adult: 6,50 euros
> Child/young person from 5 to 17 years old: 4,60 euros
> Student (-26 years old): 5,70 euros
> Family pass (2 adults, 2 children): 20,50 euros (additional child: 3,40 euros)

Information

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  • Ticket office July-August: open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
  • Ticket office outside July-August: open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
  • Payments accepted: cash / checks (on presentation of an identity document) / bank cards / holiday vouchers
  • Reservation is mandatory for the guided tour of the quarry
  • The museum space can be visited without reservation
  • Online ticket office accessible 24 hours a day

Location

Talcaneo
1 national road
09250 Luzenac

05 61 05 10 10

Calculate my route

By car :
The talc museum from Toulouse:
Take the A61 then the A66 to Pamiers. Then follow the RN20 towards Ax-les-Thermes as far as Luzenac. Duration: 1h30.

The talc museum from Pas de la Casa:
Take the RN22 to the intersection with the RN320. Take the RN320 until the intersection with the RN20. Take the RN20 towards Foix as far as Luzenac. Duration: 42 minutes.

The talc quarry from the museum:
Take the D2 towards “Unac”. At the intersection with the D20, take the road towards “Carrière de Talc”. At the intersection with the D55, turn right towards "Carrière de Talc".
You have been warned! mountain road, 35-45 minutes uphill, requires careful driving.

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Preferential rates

Are there reduced rates?

Our Packs
Discover our different packs and visit our sites at reduced prices!
With the 'Ingenious Valleys' pack, come and discover our two new sites TALCANEO with a visit to the Trimouns talc quarry and its museum space and MOUNTANEO which will immerse you in the worlds of water and nature: Adult €19,40 – Child (5 to 17 years old) €11,90.

Families
The 'Family Pass' entitles you to 2 adult tickets + 2 child tickets at only € 43,20 (additional child: + € 7,10).

Children
Children under 5 get free, those between 5 and 17 get a reduced rate of € 9,60.

students
Students under 26 benefit from a reduced rate of € 12.

Disabled visitor
Anyone with a disability who has a disability card benefits from a 20% discount applicable on the base rate. The companion of a person in a wheelchair is free.

Visit

How long does the quarry visit last? What should you know before coming?
The guided tour of the quarry lasts 45 minutes. Remember to equip yourself with closed shoes and mountain clothing. Plan sunglasses for the reverberation on the talc.

How long does the visit to the museum space last?
It takes about 1 hours to visit the museum space.

Accessibility

Is the guided tour of the talc quarry accessible to people with motor disabilities?
The coaches each have a single specific place for people in wheelchairs. Before booking please call 0561055040 to ensure the availability of the place.

Is the museum space accessible to people with motor disabilities?
The museum space is accessible to all audiences and to wheelchairs.

Parking

Where can we park when taking the guided tour of the talc quarry?
Free parking is available when you arrive at the talc quarry.

Where can you park when visiting the museum space?

Free parking is located in front of the museum space.

Pets

LAre pets allowed during the guided tour of the talc quarry and the museum space?
Pets are not allowed, even on a leash.

Shop

Can we buy souvenirs of the visit?
A shop is present and open at the same times as the museum space. You can access it without visiting.

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