Observatoire de Haute-Provence

Observatory in Pays de Forcalquier

Tours of this small observatory include the chance to see its working 193cm central telescope, plus a film about the centre’s research. Buy tickets for the 30-minute guided tour from the ticket office in the nearby village of St-Michel l'Observatoire; in July and August there’s a free shuttle. The observatory is at the end of the D305, 2km north of St-Michel l’Observatoire. Call ahead in the low season.