What is this gigantic treasure hunt launched this Sunday through the mining basin?

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



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In the 19th century, a mummy placed 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. Adventurers will have to solve puzzles to counter this nasty spell. This is the tone of this treasure hunt conceived by various cultural and tourist structures and which unfolds in six emblematic places in the area. Namely, the Cité des Électriciens in Bruay-la-Buissière, the historic mining center of Lewarde, the Wallers-Arenberg pit and, on our side, the Louvre-Lens, on 9/9 bis in Oignies and the base of 19 / 11 in 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 in the tourist offices concerned. Knowing that the quests are all different depending on the place and take place either outdoors or indoors (in this case the entrance is paid) as for the Louvre where the Champollion exhibition is currently held. Accessible to adults, children and adolescents, they come in the form of questions, drawings to be completed, messages to decipher, mental calculations …

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

What to make his brain work and his sense of observation since most of the answers lie in the surrounding environment. A good opportunity to (re) discover, while having fun, the cultural and patrimonial nuggets of the territory.

Knowing that once each quest has been completed, participants are invited to deposit their card in an urn which, if drawn, will allow them to win one of the prizes up for grabs: gîte stays, electric bike 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) de-Calais) Wallers (59135, north) Lewarde (59287, north) UNESCO

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