What is this gigantic treasure hunt launched this Sunday throughout the mining area?

“Curse over the mining basin” is the name of this treasure hunt imagined on the scale of the mining basin on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its registration with Unesco. Inaugurated on Sunday, October 2, it will take place in six emblematic places such as the Louvre-Lens -which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary-, the Cité des Électriciens de Bruay, the Loos-en-Gohelle 11/19…



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In the 19th century, a mummy cast a curse on all the prestigious sites in the world. Now it is the turn of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais mining area to be threatened. The adventurers will have to solve puzzles to thwart this losing streak. This is the playing field of this treasure hunt designed by various cultural and tourist structures and which unfolds in six emblematic places in the territory. Namely, the Cité des Électriciens de Bruay-la-Buissière, the historic mining center of Lewarde, the Wallers-Arenberg shaft and, for our part, the Louvre-Lens, the 9/9 bis of Oignies and the base of the 19 /11 at Loos-en-Gohelle.

Another will take you to the top of one of Loos-en-Gohelle's twin slag heaps.  PHOTO THIERRY TONNEAUX THE VOICE OF THE NORTH
Another will take you to the top of one of Loos-en-Gohelle’s twin slag heaps. PHOTO THIERRY TONNEAUX THE VOICE OF THE NORTH – VDNPQR

Until January 16, the game booklets will be available free of charge at the reception of the sites and at the corresponding tourist offices. Knowing that the searches are all different depending on the place and are carried out both outdoors and indoors (in this case the entrance is paid) such as in the Louvre where the Champollion exhibition is currently located. Accessible to adults, children and adolescents, they are presented in the form of questions, drawings to complete, messages to decipher, mental calculations…

Another invites you into the heart of the Louvre-Lens, where the Champollion exhibition has just started.  PHOTO SEVERINE CURVES THE VOICE OF THE NORTH
Another invites you into the heart of the Louvre-Lens, where the Champollion exhibition has just started. PHOTO SEVERINE CURVES THE VOICE OF THE NORTH – VDNPQR

That work your brain and your sense of observation since most of the answers are found in the immediate environment. A good opportunity to (re)discover, while having fun, the cultural and heritage nugget of the territory.

Knowing that once each mission is completed, participants are invited to deposit their ballot in a ballot box that, if drawn, will allow them to win one of the prizes at stake: stays in rural houses, electric bicycle rental, guided tours , books and many other things related to the mining area.





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Mines Heritage Culture Tourism and leisure Bruay-la-Buissière (62700, Pas-de-Calais) Lens (62300, Pas-de-Calais) Oignies (62590, Pas-de-Calais) Loos-en-Gohelle (62750, Pas-de-Calais) Wallers (59135, North) Lewarde (59287, North) UNESCO

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