Traces of history

Creusot-Montceau is a place steeped in fascinating history and heritage, you are guaranteed to find lots to see and do!

From the Celtic era to the Middle Ages, from the Industrial Revolution to present days, take a step back in time and discover a variety of sites, curiosities and treasures of architecture that have survived in Creusot-Montceau for centuries. Here are just a few examples of places of historical interest you will come across during your holidays.

Taking visitors back to the Bronze Age, the standing stones of Epoigny are one of Burgundy’s most important prehistoric sites.

In the countryside, stop in the delightful villages and wander through the quaint streets, push the doors of an ancient Romanesque church. Marvel at the authentic architecture of the sumptuous church of Perrecy-les-Forges, the church of Gourdon or those of Charmoy and Montcenis, classed as historical monuments.

Creusot-Montceau sat the heart of the industrial revolution in France, and today the area's many museums, historic canal du Centre, heritage railway steam engine are testament to Creusot-Montceau's industrial history. Explore the Musée de la Mine in Blanzy (Mining Museum) to discover the world of mining through the centuries. Visit the 200 meters of galleries to see how miners lived and worked on an underground tour led by ex-miners. Delve into the local industrial adventure at the Musée de l’Homme et de l’Industrie, or the nearby Pavillon de l’Industrie in le Creusot for fascinating and interactive discoveries.

Venture into our smaller museums, the Musée liturgique Saint-Joseph (St. Joseph's Liturgical Museum), the Musée de la Maison d’Ecole ( School Museum) , the Centre d’Interprétation de la Ligne de Démarcation or the Musée du Donjon (Dungeon Museum) for surprising visits.

Open up your eyes and observe the historical remains around you. The buildings, the statues, the memorials, the little architecture details wherever you look are reminiscent of the Creusot-Montceau’s unique industrial history.