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During our stay in this nice little village, we visitted the four solaire. As the temperature was still high we took our dogs with us (and this was granted). The explanation of the guide was very good and the demonstration(s) were exciting.
This is realy...More
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.
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
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
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
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
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