Observatories:  | Bauduen | CERGA | Champtercier | Haute-Provence |

Nearby: | Bauduen | Moustiers-Sainte-Marie | Sainte Croix Lake | Verdon Gorges |

The Observatoire Astronomique de Bauduen, on the southern end of the Lac de Ste. Croix, offers observation of the distant stars and our own nearby sun as well as discovery classes in geology, botany, photography and spelunking.

The location is beautiful and handy. At the extreme southern end of the Lac de Ste. Croix, the observatory is just across a small inlet from the village of Bauduen, on the D17 road. It's from over here that you'll find the most picturesque view of the village.

The lake itself is a great vacation place, and there is a camping site on the D17 just across the road from the observatory. The northern end of the lake is next to two beautiful and famous visiting spots for this part of France: the Grand Canyon du Verdon and, 7 km to the north, the village of Moustiers-Ste-Marie.

Night Viewing

Daytime Viewing and Visiting

Classes ("stages")

In addition to the all-night astronomy class mentioned above, you have the choice of courses in:

The Telescopes

For observing our celestial neighbours, you will be using: