Vauvenargues Observatory

Vauvenargues - Cultural place

Behind Sainte Victoire mountain, at an altitude of 600m, La Sinne observatory enjoys an exceptional setting, ideal for astronomy.

Discover our cupola and the large Schmidt-Cassegrain 355-mm telescope as well as other instruments for visual observation.

Practical astronomy for members. Monthly public evenings: slide show, identification of stars and constellations by laser, celestial mythology. Observation of deep sky (galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, planets of the moment and planets of the Moon) with instruments and in the cupola.

Free monthly lectures in Aix-en-Provence. School and corporate groups welcome. Outside events, partnerships with other associations.

Possibility of private evening functions: contact us for details.

  • Car park
  • Accessible pour handicapés
  • Animaux Acceptés

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Address

    La Sinne
    1185 Chemin Du Puits d'Auzon

    13126 Vauvenargues

  • Phone

    • 04 42 66 00 96
  • Website

Where to stay

La trésorière
B&B

La trésorière

Puyloubier

La maison est construite sur une ancienne oliveraie familiale située à 800m du village. Les chambres d'hôtes ont obtenu le label " vignobles et découvertes ", et le propriétaire peut conseiller les hôtes sur le vignoble et les randonnées sur la montagne Sainte-Victoire. Chaque chambre…

La Petite Maison dans la Prairie
Holiday rental

La Petite Maison dans la Prairie

Vauvenargues

independent accommodation in Vauvenargues, at the foot of Sainte-Victoire mountain.

Les Grands Chênes - N° 543
Holiday rental

Les Grands Chênes - N° 543

Vauvenargues

On the ground floor : large 80m² living room with high ceiling, kitchen (fridge/freezer, stove with vitro-ceramic fires, extractor hood, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso pods coffee machine), lounge area with sofas, armchairs, flat screen TV and phone, dining area, lounge area with library and…

Le Cézanne
Campsite

Le Cézanne

Puyloubier

In the heart of Provence, among the vineyards and the olive trees, come and see the charm of the region. In a peace and quiet environment, 25 km from Aix-en-provence, just near St Victoire Mountain, you will follow Paul Cézanne famous painter's steps.

Things to do

Domaine le Loup Bleu
Craftsman / producer

Domaine le Loup Bleu

Puyloubier

Located between the Sainte Victoire Mountain to the north and the Aurelian Mountains to the south, in an unspoiled nature, the Loup Bleu domain in Pyuloubier draws its name from the Podium Luperium Mountain, "la colline des loups" (the hill of wolves) and from this magic moment suspended at the…

Domaine de Saint Ser
Craftsman / producer

Domaine de Saint Ser

Puyloubier

Located on the side of Sainte-Victoire mountain, at 400 metres in altitude, the Domaine de Saint Ser enjoys an exceptional location. A grape garden (19 varieties) and an olive garden (13 varieties) are a wonderful way to appreciate the rich resources of Provence. The Domaine provides a…

Les vignerons du Mont Sainte Victoire
Craftsman / producer

Les vignerons du Mont Sainte Victoire

Puyloubier

In the foothills of the Sainte-Victoire, among pine trees and olive groves ... Around six hundred years ago, Rene Roy, the emblematic figure of the Provencal history, said he would drink no other wine but the Puyloubier rosé. A favor certainly related to the quality terroir of which today's…

Domaine du Puits d'Auzon - La Sinne
Landscape

Domaine du Puits d'Auzon - La Sinne

Vauvenargues

C'est notamment le cas de la ferme de la Sinne, où sont installés les astronomes aixois, et de celle de Puits d'Auzon, autrefois occupée par les Templiers puis par les chevaliers de Saint-Sépulcre. Elle servit à l'accueil des malades, des pèlerins et autres voyageurs. Autour de Puits…

The uniform of the French Foreign Legion museum
Cultural place

The uniform of the French Foreign Legion museum

Puyloubier

The Museum contains a unique collection in the world about the history and evolution of the uniform of the Legionnaire from 1831 until 1962. It's more than 150 uniforms which are exposed as well as numerous historical memorabilia, weapons and a rich iconography. Before or after visiting the…

Grain d'olive
Craftsman / producer

Grain d'olive

Puyloubier

Olive tree wood work shop. Michel shapes olive tree wood to make salad bowls, coffee tables, sculptures from the root and contemporary works. He will tell you about his trade and will make you share his passion and technic for this art.

Domaine Sainte-Lucie
Craftsman / producer

Domaine Sainte-Lucie

Puyloubier

Situated in Puyloubier, at the foot of Sainte Victoire mountain, the estate was created in 1978 by Michel Fabre. It covers 40 hectares and has an efficient modern winery. Since 2005 his children have joined the estate after studying winegrowing, winemaking and marketing of wine, and work…

Where to eat

Les Sarments
Food guide restaurant

Les Sarments

Puyloubier

At the foot of Sainte-Victoire in the picturesque setting of Puyloubier village, the restaurant serves creative, innovative and individual cuisine blending flavours from around the world.

Le Relais de Saint Ser
Cuisine de Provence

Le Relais de Saint Ser

Puyloubier

The Relais St Ser restaurant serves many Provençal specialities. At the foot of Sainte Victoire, its terrace offers panoramic views and a real change of scene. All our dishes are home made using fresh produce.