The first experimental solar oven in the world, built here in the Pyrenees because of the year-round sunshine

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!"

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