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Very interesting and very good guide

The tour is extremely interesting, especially to see wood burning under solar energy, the guide was... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Alina M
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Bierbeek
via mobile
Four Solaire Tour

Incredible tour on experiencing a solar oven ... explanations are clear and possibilities to use... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
JoaoBraz
,
Lille, France
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The tour is extremely interesting, especially to see wood burning under solar energy, the guide was very professional and seemed genuinely passionate about the uses of solar energy, very good explanation altogether. The tour is in French only, but for us this wasnt a problem.

Thank Alina M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Incredible tour on experiencing a solar oven ... explanations are clear and possibilities to use solar energy can be seen.

Thank JoaoBraz
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The furnace is located in one of the defensive bastions next to the one which provides entry to the fort. Dating back to the mid twentieth century and was probably the first of its kind in the world. Sunlight is collected and focused through a...More

Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This attraction is essentially a home-made solar furnace, where they use solely the power of the sun, focused through mirrors to fire pottery, burn wood (demo) and melt metal, achieving 3000 degrees C as temperatures. As a feat, this is pretty impressive. The guided tour...More

Thank grumpyguts
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The trip starts with a short video explaining the site and the activities. We were then taken outside, the main attraction is a large wall of mirrors which track the sun and reflect its light onto a large curve mirror which in turn focuses this...More

Thank Artfularry
Reviewed 18 April 2015

We were lucky enough to come across this whilst visiting Mont Louis and only had 5 minutes to wait until the next guided tour. The film although in French was easy to understand and we were given cards with english explaination. The guide was very...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Took the young children to the Four Solaire Du Monde as I anticipated they would be impressed, and can happily report that it DIDN'T fail to please.The Village itself is the World Heritage site so that alone is enough to pull you there and the...More

Thank Gardesh76
Reviewed 14 September 2012

Very interesting solar oven for kids and adults. All about sun, mirrors and heat!! I never new you could melt stone with mirrors and a bit of sun.

Thank AlOmbreDuFort66
Reviewed 23 April 2012

The solar oven shows how the intensity of the sun can be harnessed and put to use by man

Thank Boubals
Reviewed 17 March 2012

This site is an research center focusing on experimental solar energy. It includes a interesting, though basic museum (with English handout) and a film with an English version. The guide went out of his way to help me understand the site because I do not...More

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