The Terrae Genesis Geology Center is located on the historic site of the Société des Granits Porphyroides des Vosges, which was established there at the end of the 19th century near the platforms of the Syndicat-Saint-Amé station. The Mondial Granit company, a leading granite trading company in France, had established its premises and a park there, a veritable showroom for granites from all over the world.
The Espace Granit association began by preserving and promoting the old trades linked to the exploitation and industry of granite in the Vosges.
It has collected and presents to the public most of the machines and equipment used in the exploitation of granite in the Vosges: a reconstructed forge, sawing and handling equipment, a polishing workshop, a forge, etc.