In 1947, Professor Felix Trombe built the solar oven at Mont-Louis in 1949 to the great surprise of the scientific community. Commissioned in 1951, it was soon followed by its big brother Odeillo, advanced in both performance and technology. The city of Mont-Louis, built by Vauban under the reign of the "Sun King," Louis XIV, today honours the "King Sun!"
A Solar Oven is above all a source of energy at high temperatures, from 2000°C to 3500°C, totally non-polluting, autonomous and inexhaustible!
A shop is at your disposal where you will find books or dvd's to complete the guided tour.
Open 7 days a week all year round.