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Cité des Électriciens

Rue Franklin

62700 Bruay-La-Buissière 

Free parking :

Parking 2 (40 parking spaces)

By car

A26 motorway (‘Autoroute des Anglais’) 
From Lens / Paris: exit 6.1, Béthune tollgate 

From Calais: exit 6, Béthune tollgate
Take the D841 in the direction of Rue Franklin, 62700 Bruay-La-Buissière

From Arras: exit 6.2 towards the A21
Take the D301 in the direction of Bruay-La-Buissière
Take exit D941 in the direction of Béthune/Ruitz Haillicourt 
Take the D188 in the direction of Rue Franklin, 62700 Bruay-La-Buissière

By bus

The town of Bruay-La-Buissière is served by the Tadao bus network, which covers the areas of Béthune-Bruay, Lens-Liévin and Hénin-Carvin.

Bulle 2, get off at « Place de l’Europe », approx. 500m away from the Cité des Électriciens // Bus Line 14, get off at « Électriciens » 

By train

Béthune is the nearest train station to Bruay-La-Buissière.
TER regional trains from the largest cities in the region: Lille, Lens, Arras
TGV from Valenciennes, Beauvais, Paris and Brussels

When at Béthune trainstation, take the bus from the « Gare Poincaré » bus stop: from there, either take the line « Bulle 2 » and get off at « Place de l’Europe » and then walk approx. 500m to find the Cité, or take the line 14 and get off at the « Électriciens » bus stop. 

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Open Monday to Sunday
(Closed on Tuesdays)

Visitors’ Centre open 11am to 6pm
Temporary exhibition areas open 2pm to 6pm

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Admission ticket: access to the Visitors’ Centre and temporary exhibition areas
Price: €6

Reduced rate upon presentation of proof : 4€
Children and teenagers between 6 and 18 years old, job seekers, disabled people and 1 accompanying person, Louvre-Lens cardholders (« Découverte, Curiosité, Liberté) (cards must be valid). See the « Our Partners » page for details. 

Small group rate: €20 for a group of 5 people
 + €3 for every extra person up to 8 people

Free admission for children under 6 years, students in heritage conservation, art history and visual arts, teachers, tour guides and journalists.

See the description of our guided tours and workshops for their specific admission prices.

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The Visitor Centre, exhibition areas and outdoor areas of the Cité are accessible to reduced mobility visitors. Areas open to the public have been designed to facilitate pedestrian flow and the use of wheelchairs and prams.

Two holiday rentals (Chez Jean-Baptiste & Chez Liliane) and one artist residence are accessible to persons with reduced mobility.

Guide dogs for the blind are accepted throughout the site. A sensory line on the ground helps sight-impaired and blind visitors navigate the site. 

The Visitors’ Centre is equipped with easy-to-use devices for sight-impaired and blind visitors, in addition to hearing loops for visitors with hearing impairments. All videos shown in the Visitors’ Centre are sub-titled.

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La Cité des Électriciens

Rue Franklin

62700 Bruay-La-Buissière

Please contact us using the online form: Click here

La Cité
des Électriciens

Rue Franklin
62700 Bruay-la-Buissière
03 21 01 94 20
Open every day (except Tuesday) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Maison d'ingénieur : salle d'expositions
Il s’agit de la plus ancienne cité minière subsistant dans le Bassin minier du Pas-de-Calais. Elle constitue une véritable charnière dans l’histoire de l’habitat ouvrier. Elle témoigne en effet de la progressive évolution de l’habitat ouvrier au XIXe siècle.