Cité des Électriciens

Grand Opening May 17, 2019

The Cité des Électriciens (denomination referring to its street names), was constructed in 1856 to serve as accomodation for the miners and their families working in Bruay.

Listed UNESCO World Heritage Site on June 30, 2012, it has been renovated by the architectural agency Philippe Prost.

Within a surface area of 3 hectares, six rows of terraced houses have been renovated; 1.5 hectares of vegetable gardens and an ochard were planted; a contemporary edifice was built in accordance with the volumes and materials of the ancient rows of houses.

Completely transformed, the Cité des Électriciens becomes a hotspot for the discovery of the mining landscape, a place for social encounters with artistic residencies, exhibitions and performances, a restaurant where you can enjoy a meal and comfortable rooms where you can stay overnight.

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Rue Franklin
62700 Bruay-la-Buissière


French press

Marc Fernandes

International press

Bettina Bauerfeind

Sarah Heymann