1, place de la Cathédrale - CS 80964 - 86000 POITIERS
 +33 5 49 50 33 08
Located in the heart of the city of Poitiers, the center of scientific culture Espace Mendes France, technical and industrial Poitiers, displays three missions: popularizing research, its methods, its results and its business; promote the transfer and sharing of knowledge; and maintain public debates on social and cultural issues.
The Espace Mendes France owes its origin to the meeting between researchers from the University of Poitiers and activists of Popular Education.
Today, the center of scientific and technical culture has major offices located in the historic heart of Poitiers and extends its action to all of New Aquitaine region, and beyond.

At Poitiers Espace Mendes France is one of the most important cultural institutions in the city; this is a friendly place that hosts exhibitions, conferences, events, training courses, shows, creations, etc.
It coordinates regionally the Festival of Science , the science book, Images of science, image science, Filming work, science symposiums, innovation and territories, etc.

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 9am to 18:30
Saturday, Sunday and some holidays: 14h to 18:30
1 and November 11: 14h to 18:30
Closed on Sundays in summer 2017: 9, 16, 23 and 30 July, 6, 13, 20 and 27 August and 3 September.
Farm wellWater Sundays, Mondays and holidays 2017: 1 January, 16 and 17 April, 1, 8 and May 25, June 4 and 5 July 14, August 15, 24, 25, 31 December.

Services and facilities
Rates, informations and contact

· Cyber café / Internet terminal

Onsite activities

· Concerts
· Conferences
· Workshop for adults
· Workshop for children


1, place de la Cathédrale
CS 80964
Tel : +33 5 49 50 33 08
Fax : +33 5 49 41 38 56

Languages spoken


Payment methods

Cheques, Cash, Banker's card


Disabled access, Groups accepted

Ateliers et animations (selon les ateliers)
From 2.50 to 20 euros
Expositions enfant et réduit (adhérent, Cezam, Carte culture)
3 euros
Planétarium pour les adhérents
3.50 euros
Planétarium pour les enfants
3.50 euros
Spectacles tarif réduit
3.50 euros
Adhésion (réduit)
4 euros
Expositions adulte
5.50 euros
Planétarium adulte
6 euros
Spectacles plein tarif
7 euros
Adhésion adulte
8 euros
The most accessible car park :
See on the map
Including 290 underground parking spaces.
Access 4 bis, rue Henri Oudin.
Open from 7:30 to 21h.
Different rates and subscriptions, inquire at the reception.
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