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Dive underground to discover an old stone quarry!

Located in the heart of the city of Saint-Maximinall near Chantilly, Senlis or CompiègneThe Maison de la Pierre invites you to explore a little-known world, that of the stone that built Haussmann's Paris!

Put on your helmet and let the tour begin!

Accompanied by your guide, you will discover, in an out-of-this-world atmosphere, the quarrying profession, geology, quarry conversion...

The tour, which is on level ground and in a secure, supervised environment, takes you through underground galleries dug by man in the limestone of the Isarien soil.

Complete your visit with the discovery of an ancestral art! Learn about stone sculptureor the art of stained glass or the lithotherapyaccompanied by passionate professionals and craftsmen!

Throughout the year, the Maison de la Pierre offers 1.5-hour introductory courses and courses lasting several days. Consult the agenda of the Tourist Office to find the next date!

From temporary exhibitionss, the events (Night of the Museums, Night of the Bat...) and themed storytelling walks This emblematic place in the south of the Oise region can be discovered in a different way!

Guided tours from Wednesday to Sunday afternoons from April to November.

Please note that it is advisable to book online, as the venue can sometimes be taken over for film shoots or seminars.


  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Specific thematic animation
  • Demonstration
  • Workshop for adults
  • Children's workshop
  • Sound and light


  • Guided tour: yes
  • Free visit: no

Tour languages

  • French



  • Equipped meeting room


  • Wi-Fi access
  • Picnic area
  • Free parking
  • Bathroom
  • Shop


Child rate 5 €
Adult reduced rate 5 €
Other rate 31 €
Other rate 60 €
Other rate 9 €
Other rate 42 €
Other rate 12 €
Other rate 7 €
Other rate 55 €
Other rate 60 €
Adult rate 7 €

Means of payment

  • Bank card
  • Bank checks
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash

Specific information

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From 08 April to 05 November
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Open from 14h30 à 17h30
Thusday Open from 14h30 à 17h30
Friday Open from 14h30 à 17h30
Saturday Open from 14h30 à 17h30
Sunday Open from 14h30 à 17h30

It is advisable to book online, as the site can sometimes be reserved for film shoots or seminars.

From 06 November to 13 December
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Open from 14h30 à 17h30
Thusday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


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