French mining homes get cultural lease of life

La Cité des Electriciens was built between 1856 and 1861

A complete former mining town has been transformed into a cultural and artistic centre, including a B&B where you can stay in one of the original homes.

La Cité des Electriciens, built between 1856 and 1861 to house miners working in the Pas-de-Calais basin, is the oldest mining town in the area.

The red-brick buildings were home to families ...

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