Village des sciences – The palace of a thousand and one discoveries in the NEF of Le Creusot

Since the inauguration this Saturday afternoon of the Science Village at the NEF in Le Creusot, the public did not hesitate to delve into this very special world that is science in the eyes of the layman.

Science, however, is knowledge, knowledge. Without it, you’d have trouble making your morning coffee or doing your laundry.

In any case, among the youngest and the not so young, science fascinates because it still has that mysterious side like these polarized glasses that allow you to see what the eye does not capture. It’s magic. “We showed a child that a computer screen works with a polarizing film, that without this film he would not see any color” we explained at the Fablab stand.

It sees very well the storms that fall on the territory. He has been an enthusiast for 15 years. Yannick Morey, a laboratory technician by profession in Chalon, is looking for weather phenomena. He watches the sky, makes weather forecasts and is even able to predict the size of hail ten minutes before it breaks a roof. In addition, “individuals often call me to bring evidence that a macro tornado _ a violently falling body of water with a wind of 100 to 150 km/h _ came down on them,” he said. “I get calls from winegrowers, farmers who I inform about the weather.” Everything is based on observation and volunteering.

It is also a very good photographer to capture lightning storms in an instant. It is even equipped with a hypersensitive cell made in Issy-L’Evêque that allows the camera to trigger according to variations in light. The result is striking.

At the entrance to the Village is the RTE (Réseau Transport Electricité) stand where a bicycle of a particular design is presented. It is used to move over high tension cables, it reaches where a gondola sometimes does not. It is high altitude sport.

Another attraction that is more reminiscent of science fiction is the one that presents the model of the future flying car that is being developed in the Saint-Elisabeth neighborhood in Montceau-les-Mines. A futuristic machine that takes off vertically and moves like an airplane. A very ambitious project that requires a very long investigation.

In total, there are 22 exhibitors bringing together the local industry flagship, students, researchers, schools and universities, research institutes and associations that also offer workshops. Extremely rewarding. It is a true palace of a thousand and one discoveries, the fruit of the collaboration between the Grand Chalon and the urban community of Creusot Montceau, which organizes this event in turns each year.

Remember Leonardo da Vinci considered a scientific genius. Why not you!


Open to the public at the NEF in Le Creusot:

  • Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. uninterrupted

Snacks in the place / Free admission and all public

The program is available at

From robots to digital creation, from objects connected to virtual reality, passing through science applied to the environment and health… The objectives are numerous: questioning, awakening to science, fostering vocations, discovering technologies of tip of two territories!

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