Champtercier is a 16th-century village, located in the hills west of Digne-les-Bains. From Digne, take the N85 5km in the direction of Château-Arnoux, and turn right onto the D3. The village is only 4 km up the road.
The association Cati-Scorpius runs the observatory, and has observations of the sun as well as the planets. For more information, Tel: (33) 492 79 60 18.