Centre d'activités Les Echoppes

156, Avenue Jean Jaurès
33600 PESSAC

Cap'Archéo :
Scientific archeological mediation program

Head back to the past thanks to archaeology and its investigative techniques:

Question the remains, carry out an excavation, reconstruct the environment, date, and study.


Cap’Archéo’s team of archaeologists-mediators accompany visitors to discover the latest research, trades, and archaeology disciplines. On-site at the archaeological centre in Pessac (33) and out in the field all over Nouvelle Aquitaine.


Our expertise
Our offer
The archaeological center of Pessac
  • More than 20 years of expertise in scientific animation on archaeology.

  • A network of territorial and scientific partners throughout the country (local authorities, state services, Inrap, university researchers, museums, CCSTI, etc.), enabling us to involve professionals in archaeological research and mediation in all our activities.

Go in search of the past through archeology and its investigative techniques; question the remains, carry out an excavation, reconstruct the environment, date, study...

Cap'Archéo's team of archaeologists-mediators will accompany you to help you discover the news of research, trades and disciplines of archeology at the archaeological center of Pessac, (33), but also while roaming on the territory of

  • Practical Scientific Workshops

These workshops can be carried out over a short time or several sessions as part of educational projects. Depending on your project, these workshops can also include site visits or partner researchers' meetings.

    • Archaeological center
    • Archeology and burial survey,
    • Off-site
    • Archaeologist and Ceramologist Professions

Arkéo’HEROS, “In the skin of a builder” Anthro’Potes In search of archaeological sites


Intended for schools or social groups and adapted to each age level.

Plan your educational project in archaeology with us!

  • Remote workshops in conjunction with Inrap archaeologists
  • Discovery courses for young people
  • Public events, conferences, and scientific news debates, such as the European Days of Archaeology in June, the Heritage Days in September, the Science Festival in October, or the Festival du Archaeological film of Bordeaux –Icronos.
  • Traveling exhibitions
    • “Mission Archéo – the investigators of time”: An interactive exhibition for all audiences
    • "Fouille-Farfouille: Adventure in time": Archaeology for the very young (3-6 years old)
  • Training for teachers, cultural mediators, students...


Mediation at the heart of research!

  • While being a program of Cap Sciences, part of our activities take place at the Pessac Archaeological Centre.
  • This space is one of the major archaeological repositories of the Gironde. It houses a large part of the archaeological collections from the region's excavations. This place of conservation and study is reserved for researchers, archaeology and anthropology students from the Universities of Bordeaux.
  • During the activities, the public has the opportunity to visit the centre and to see the research being carried out by meeting the various specialists.
  • We have three rooms available for our public: a documentation room, an excavation site and a study laboratory.

The Archéo team

A team of archaeologists-mediators accompanies you to help you discover the professions and disciplines of archaeology. Archeology students (doctoral students, masters, license in archeology, etc.), with a good knowledge of animation come to complete the team to animate the practical workshops, according to the requests.

Our experts in Archeology
Nathalie Chevalier

Nathalie Chevalier

Cap’Archéo program coordinator Archaeologist at Inrap

Myriam Pineau

Myriam Pineau

Scientific mediator, specialized in archeology

Manuela Simula

Manuela Simula

Scientific mediator, specialized in archeology

Fabienne Maho

Fabienne Maho

History and Geography teacher


Cap’Archéo, is the scientific mediation program on archaeology led by Cap Sciences, and supported by Inrap, DRAC Nouvelle Aquitaine, the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, the Gironde department, the Rectorate of the Bordeaux Academy and the town of Pessac.

We also collaborate on many projects with researchers from the Universities of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Montaigne and the services of local authorities.

INRAP Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine Gironde Ville de Pessac Académie de Bordeaux Préfecture de la région Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Find us...

  • At the archaeological center in Pessac (33), at Cap Sciences, in schools, on site, in municipalities on request…
  • During national themed events (National Archeology Days, Heritage Days, Science Festival, Researchers’ Night) in the New Aquitaine region.

Your contact

Are you a teacher ?

The Cap Archéo team, with its relay teacher, accompany you to set up projects adapted to your needs, on one or more interventions.