All the animations of the festival of Lourdes and the Gaves Valleys

Numbers are associated with sites on the map.

Dowload the program (in French, English and Spanish).
PROGRAMME NightScapades 2018.pdf
Document Adobe Acrobat 4.5 MB

Installations in Lourdes:

- Graffiti walls for all (Street art) (N ° 4)

From Gagarin to Starman -> Eric Bottlaender (N ° 2)
The music of Space -> Sylvie Vauclair (N ° 2)
Mars and art -> Pierre Henriquet aka @astropierre (N ° 2)
Science and science fiction ->
Pierre Henriquet aka @astropierre (N ° 2)
The Photographic Federation of France -> Angélique Michel (N ° 2)

Photographers, Meetings -> Movie theater (N ° 13)

Argelès Gazost:
The nightscape by Terre Constellée -> Small theater of the Station (N ° 10)

- Video Games -> Lourdes' Cyberbase  (N ° 6)
- Planetarium sessions in collaboration with Ré Astro -> Espace Robert Hossein, Lourdes (N ° 1): Booking
at (4 € per person).
- Workshop of the Cité de l'Espace -> Espace Robert Hossein, Lourdes (N ° 1)

- Shooting of nightscapes in collaboration with Caminando -> Cauterets (N ° 13): booking with
Hadrien Brasseur

Cinema sessions by city

Lourdes' Palace -> June 2nd at 5pm: Arrival (N ° 2)
Argelès Gazost's Cinema Casino -> June 1st at 8:30 pm: The Martian (N ° 10)
Cinema Cauterets -> June 3rd at 4 pm: Jean de la Lune - children's cinema (N ° 13)
The Refuge of Bareges -> Thursday, May 31st at 9 pm: Interstellar (N ° 15)

Night outings (additional fee) in collaboration with Caminando
Sunset and barbecue on the Hautacam - Caminando - Thursday May 31st evening:

Hiking story under the stars - Caminando - Friday, June 1st evening: Booking
Bivouac at the summit and sunrise at Cabaliros - Caminando - Saturday June 2nd:
Observation evening
at Hautacam organized by the Astro Club of Hautacam on Saturday, June 2nd (N ° 16)

The inauguration of Heritage in Stroll Friday, June 1st -> Cauterets (N ° 13)

concerts (additional fee)
Compagnie des Musiques Télescopiques (Telescopic Music Company) -> Lice of Lourdes Castle - Friday 1st of June (N ° 5) > Bookings
Irish evening with Paddy's Return -> Village Hall of Pierrrefitte Nestalas - Saturday 2 June (N ° 12)

Theater (additional fee)
The Little Prince by the Theatre de la Bulle - Young audiences - Saturday morning (N ° 2)

> Bookings

Musical tales at the Kairn in Argelès Gazost Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 afternoon (No. 11)

Every year NightScapades invites a country to come and present its starry sky reserve. For its first edition in Lourdes, NightScapades will receive the Mayo Dark Sky Park in Ireland.

The night sky has captivated the Irish for millennia. Nearly 6,000 years ago, the Neolithic inhabitants of the Iveragh Peninsula built stone monuments incorporating alignments to follow the cycles of the Sun, Moon and stars. According to some experts, ancient Ogham inscriptions found in the area could represent celestial observations.

Mayo Dark Sky Park:

In May 2016, a Gold Tier standard of International Dark Sky Park was awarded to Ballycroy National Park and Wild Nephin, known jointly as Mayo Dark Sky Park. The dark sky certification process is modeled on conservation programmes, such as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves.

A Gold Tier award is the highest possible accolade, meaning that Mayo is now internationally recognised as one of the best places in the world to view the wonders of the night.


Mayo Dark Sky Park is a great example of a collaborative project between our communities, National Parks & Wildlife Service, Coillte, GMIT Mayo Campus, South West Mayo Development and Mayo County Council. We are very proud of the strong partnership formed between local people and state agencies who worked together on this project. The process of preparing a dark-sky application took over two years to complete from initial research undertaken in 2013.


Formal responsibility for Mayo Dark Sky Park lies with the National Parks & Wildlife Service who have committed to a responsible lighting plan for the Dark Sky Park.

NightScapades' Partners

Le projet NightScapades est cofinancé par le fonds Européen Agricole pour le Développement Rural. L'Europe investit dans les zones rurales.

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Partenaires Locaux

Partenaires Techniques

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