If, according to Salvador Dali, the Perpignan train station is the centre of the world, the navel of the world is in the Deux-Sèvres.
Since the end of the 20th century, the village of Pougne-Hérisson, 360 inhabitants, in the centre of the Deux-Sèvres, has been recognized as the authentic "Navel of the World". The inhabitants of the village, will tell you the mythological Big Bang and the birth at their doorstep of tales, stories and the biggest lies...
It can be discovered alone or during guided tours, following in the footsteps of the umbilicologists, the umbilicus researchers. A multitude of extraordinary mechanical, sound, poetic, interactive and playful installations allow children and adults alike to listen, imagine and play storytelling.
Le Nombril du Monde is also an educational centre around storytelling, the compulsive inventor of unusual events such as the biennial "Festival du Nombril", the world record for the longest siesta and the home of the "Tamenti, de la benaiserie" and the beautiful talkers.
This Nombril du Monde, a garden of stories, opened since 2004, is an atypical site, a real local curiosity and receives visitors from all over France.
The Navel of the World
7, Rue des Merveilles,
Tel: 05 49 64 19 19
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