The project

The Route des Origines takes visitors on a journey through the Pyrenean countryside in search of origins: origins of the Universe, Life, the Pyrenees, and Humanity. Along the way, visitors can explore paleontological digs and even dig for fossils themselves, observe the night sky, discover original exhibitions and planetarium shows. 6 partners from the Pyrenean region involved in research and/or science mediation in the fields of astronomy, palaeontology and archaeology got together to get this project underway.


The partners involved in the project are:

  • Consortium de Montsec (project leader), Ager
  • Cité de l’espace, Toulouse
  • Centre d’Estudis del Patrimoni Arqueològic de la Prehistòria, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • The Natural History Museum of Toulouse
  • Association Recerca i Difusió del Patrimoni Històric de la Noguera, Sant Llorenç de Montgai
  • Association A Ciel Ouvert, Fleurance