©

Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire

(15 reviews from 1 attraction)
Sightseeing
Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.ObservatorySaint-Michel-l'Observatoire is the "host town" of the Haute-Provence Observatory, a nationally ranked facility. It is considered, by many astronomers, to be the best European low-altitude (400 meters) observatory in operation. There is also an astronomy center for educational purposes. It hosts students of elementary schools for brief stays (1–2 weeks) during the year and organizes theme nights of combined sky observations and expositions/debates on different themes.St. Michael was chosen as the location of the Haute-Provence Observatory site, about 600 meters north. The village is located 543m altitude. The rock Guerin rises to 767 meters in the municipality. The neighboring towns of Saint-Michel-Observatoire are Revest des Brousses, Mane, Dauphin, Saint-Martin-les-Eaux, Villemus, Reillane and Aubenas-les-Alpes.The territory of the Regional Natural Park of LuberonThe village is located in the Regional Natural Park of Luberon. The town is one of the seventy-seven Member States of the Regional Natural Park of the Luberon Park, which extends from Cavaillon in the west to the east Durance, two departments and eighty-five towns and 185,145 hectares. To the south, it overlooks the Luberon Durance basin and the county of Aigues.The town has two main villages, Saint-Michel and Lincel and several hamlets including the Craux, and quite a few differences.International relationsThe commune is twinned with: Monte Porzio Catone, Italy
Our France travel itinerary planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire:
Sightseeing, shopping, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, wineries, shopping
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, shopping, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

5 days in French Alps BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in French Alps BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Italy, Nice & Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Avignon & Sisteron BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in French Alps BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in French Alps BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in French Alps BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans