Founded in 1881, the Nice Observatory is today one of the four geographical sites of the Cote d'Azur Observatory, a public research institution in the sciences of the Earth and the Universe. Located on Mont Gros, east of the city of Nice, this site combines an exceptional historical heritage and contemporary research infrastructure.
To discover the heritage aspect of this exceptional site, tours are organized for the general public on Wednesday and Saturday all year round and on fridays of the school holidays (zone B at 2:45 p.m. on registration: www.oca.eu, guided tours section)
In addition to the few elements of astronomy history related to the history of the Observatory, the guided tour along the forest trails allows you to appreciate the richness and beauty of the site's architectural and natural heritage as well as the panora. my exceptional on the Bay of Angels.
Visits take about 2 hours; you will walk 1800m, on a rugged course of 2 km with a vertical drop of 80m equivalent to 30 floors.
Adults: $6 Children and students: 3
Group and school visits take place all week, only by appointment
Call to book your tickets in advance.
Open on sunday
|Wednesday||14H45 - 16H45|
|Saturday||14H45 - 16H45|
|Sunday||14H45 - 16H45|