Vauvenargues Observatory

Vauvenargues - Family recreation

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.

  • Pets allowed
  • Accessible for disabled
  • Coach park, Private parking

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Contact

    La Sinne
    1185 chemin Du Puits d'Auzon

    13126 Vauvenargues

  • Phone

    • 04 42 66 00 96
  • Website

Nearby

  1. Les Sarments

    Food guide restaurant

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  2. Syndicat d'Initiative de Puyloubier

    Tourist office

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  3. Les Grands Chênes

    Holiday rental

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  4. Le Cézanne

    Campsite

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Where to stay

Lou Ribas
B&B

Lou Ribas

Puyloubier

Les propriétaires vous accueillent dans une chambre d'hôtes au pied de la Ste Victoire, dans le village de Puyloubier.

La Bastide de Richeaume
B&B

La Bastide de Richeaume

Puyloubier

At 18 kilometers from Aix-en-Provence, at the foot of Mont Sainte-Victoire, the Bastide de Richeaume overlooking the vineyards, land and moors from its park filled with pines, oaks and cypresses, offering a superb view. Elizabeth Dumon welcomes you in her mansion’s three guestrooms and her two…

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.

Les Grands Chênes
Holiday rental

Les Grands Chênes

Vauvenargues

In an exceptional environment, in the countryside, the gite of the Great Oaks is a completely independent house on 1.2 not enclosed hectares of land. Views on the mountain Ste Victoire. On the ground floor : large 80m² living room with high ceiling, kitchen (fridge/freezer, stove with…

Things to do

Salle des vertus
Cultural place

Salle des vertus

Puyloubier

Show venue in Le Puyloubier that was expanded and restored in 2010. Open-air shows staged in the presbytery garden. Open-air theatre seats 350.

Domaine Sainte-Lucie
Wines

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…

Domaine Capitaine Danjou - Institution des Invalides de la Légion étrangère
Wines

Domaine Capitaine Danjou - Institution des Invalides de la Légion étrangère

Puyloubier

The Capitaine Danjou estate grows its own grapes and has them vinified at the cooperative.

Domaine du Puits d'Auzon - La Sinne
Forest

Domaine du Puits d'Auzon - La Sinne

Vauvenargues

La combinaison des domaines du Taulisson, de Lambruisse et de la Sinne-Puits d'Auzon, qui enjambent la montagne des Ubacs sur le repli nord de Sainte-Victoire, offre une mosaïque de paysages et de lieux mémoriels : forêt de chênes, garrigue, champs, bâtisses de charme. C'est notamment le…

Les vignerons du Mont Sainte Victoire
Wines

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 le Loup Bleu
Wines

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…

The uniform of the French Foreign Legion museum
Cultural place

The uniform of the French Foreign Legion museum

Puyloubier

The museum shows the history and development of the uniform of the French Foreign Legion from 1831 to the present day. It contains 100 models, more than 150 uniforms, ephemera, approximately 250 weapons and a wide variety of souvenirs. The museum was opened in 1990.

Domaine de Saint Ser
Wines

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. Every year, the Domaine…

Grain d'olive
Craftsman

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.

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
Table 13

Le Relais de Saint Ser

Puyloubier

Ah, the delights of the country! Stressed-out city-dwellers will adore this new auberge, tucked away in splendid surroundings at the foot of Sainte Victoire mountain. The young owners have truly breathed life back into this establishment, featuring 9 rooms and a restaurant serving deliciously…

Inspirations

La pétanque

La pétanque

This sport (yes, Pétanque is a sport, but we'll talk about that later) is an intrinsic part of life in Marseille and has been from generation to generation!

Every quarter has its own boules court and/or boules association, including, of course, a watering hole...

The soap

The soap

Tradition

'Savon de Marseille', how to tell the real from the fake

The Cagole

The Cagole

Art de vivre

Translation our version of the Essex girl…

The 'OM'

The 'OM'

Lifestyle

The 'OM' is more than just a symbol, it's a way of life!