Official programme of guided tours

The ghost of Méchain and the París meridian (re-enactment).

Routes Through Desert de Les Palmes



Saturday, 20 August (7 pm)

Location: Desert de Les Palmes Monastery car park https://goo.gl/maps/pkYhn3xpNoG61QWh6

Duration: 2 hours.

Difficulty: easy. Recommended for families.

Price: €5 (€2.50 concessions).

Description: It is a little-known fact that one of the minds behind the metric system conducted research in the hills of the Desert de les Palmes to determine the exact length of a metre. Pierre Méchain died from a disease transmitted by a mosquito in the area and was buried in Castellón. Yet his ghost, which can be seen on nights around All Saints’ Eve, continues to wander the hills of Benicàssim in an attempt to cross them and return to his native France.

Recommendations: sports shoes, cap and a drink. Animals are not allowed during the activity (except for guide and assistance dogs).

Buy your tickets here.

Other events that might interest you