SIRENE Astronomical Observatory LAGARDE-D'APT

In the heart of the lavender fields, the sky is for everyone. Located on what used to be a missile launch zone from the Plateau d'Albion, the SIRENE (Restored Site for Starry Nights) Observatory is the perfect setting for astronomical observations.

At an altitude of 1,100 metres, enjoy a clear sky far from any source of light pollution, boasting 360° views. Thanks to its geographical location and top-quality instruments, the Observatory welcomes beginners, amateurs, and school groups to see one of the most beautiful skies of Europe.

Led by professionals; astronomy lovers, or simply anyone who's curious, can come to the observatory for an exhilarating night of star-gazing where "one feels small without feeling diminished".
Several options are on offer:
- Night outing to spend an evening admiring the planets and galaxies.
- Discovery evening with astronomy enthusiasts
- Day or night observations for amateurs using a range of different telescopes.
- Observation with your own instrument.

The Sirène Observatory also participates in the "Nuit des Etoiles" (Night of the Stars) every year in August.

Adress / Contact

RD 34
84400  Lagarde-d'Apt
See phone number(s)
T. 04 90 75 04 17
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Longitude: 5.487716
Latitude: 44.000819