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Hardinghen is a French commune located in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region. Its residents are called the Hardinghinois.
Our opening hours
Monday: 8:30am to 12:00pm and 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am to 12:00pm and 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am to 12:00pm and 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am to 12:00pm
Friday: 8:30am to 12:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm
— The Hardinghen Coal Mines
The legend goes that a farmer from the Réty and Hardinghen area discovered coal around 1660 beneath the ploughshare of his plough because, at that spot, coal was visible on the surface.
Antoine Hénichart is said to have been the first man to exploit coal in the Hardinghen region. The parish register of Hardinghen confirms this, and the discovery is said to have occurred in September 1691…