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MAISON DE LA CONNAISSANCE DU RISQUE SISMIQUE

Interpreting centre, Natural sciences in Lourdes
  • Do you know that Lourdes is one of the areas with the highest seismic activity in France? That’s why it has an educative and awareness-raising center dedicated to the understanding of seisms and their effects: the Earthquake Information Center (Maison de la connaissance du risque sismique), unique in the country.

    During your visit, you will be able to use several interactive models illustrating the effects of earthquakes on buildings, observe seismometers and their live recordings, as well...
    Do you know that Lourdes is one of the areas with the highest seismic activity in France? That’s why it has an educative and awareness-raising center dedicated to the understanding of seisms and their effects: the Earthquake Information Center (Maison de la connaissance du risque sismique), unique in the country.

    During your visit, you will be able to use several interactive models illustrating the effects of earthquakes on buildings, observe seismometers and their live recordings, as well as feel a quake on a simulator with virtual reality.

    The Earthquake Information Center is open Tuesday-Friday (as well as the 1st and 3d Saturday of the month), 9:30-12:30 and 14:00-18:00. Although the admission is free, one-hour guided visits can be booked for 5 € per person or 15€ per family. The visits are guided in French, English or Spanish by a scientific mediator.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
    • German
    • English
    • Spanish
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
Services
  • Activities
    • Specific theme activities
    • Junior workshop
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Equipment
    • Fully equipped meetings room
Rates
Payment methods
  • CAF vouchers
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Cash
  • Money transfer
  • Rates
  • Adult rate
    Free
  • Family rate
    15 €
  • Child rate
    Free
  • Student Rate
    Free
  • Disability rate
    Free
  • Group rate
    5 €
  • Free admission
  • Free
Openings
  • From May 2, 2022
    until December 31, 2022
  • Tuesday
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM