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Our history, between Lacq and Pau

Between Lacq and Pau, an industrial saga

The discovery of the Lacq gas field in 1951 provided natural gas for all of France and strengthened the country's energy autonomy. It transformed the entire region. The activities around the gas field - chemistry, sulphur production - revolutionized the region. Several research centres, including the Centre Scientifique et Technique Jean Féger (CSTJF) in Pau and the Pôle d'Études et de Recherche de Lacq, have been built to tackle technological and environmental challenges.

Discover our past

Whether local or national, our history is closely linked to that of our region and country from both a human and collective standpoint. Find out all about the wealth of our shared heritage, through a series of articles and videos.