Accueil Leisure The observatory


Day and night, the Lèbe Observatory offers a variety of activities related to Astronomy and Nature.


View the Sun safely...


Embark on a journey of discovery! Observations on day or night, workshops, lectures, screenings and exhibitions. Welcome to the world of l'Observatoire de la Lèbe.


Observation of the sun, with explanations of how our star functions.

Guided daytime tour (1h - in French only) : 

From September to June : from Monday to Friday: 2.30pm and 4 pm

July and August: From Monday to Friday: 11 am, 2.30 pm and 4 pm

Open on Saturday depending of the programm and on request. 

Contact l'observatoire in advance to check availability 



Children’s Days

Budding scholars from the Small Scientists Club join us on Wednesday afternoon during the school holidays to build water or powder fired miniature rockets Space Shuttles and lots more.


Using common products from everyday life, discover science in fun and unexpected ways.


Looking at deep space, Identifying constellations, observing planets, stars, nebulae and galaxies with a 600mm telescope.

Reservation required

Visits at your convenience (Reservation must be made at least 10 days in advance)


Evening events programmed by the Observatory: check the event schedules below 



Reservations required for night-time events - possibility of booking on line

Events 2015


  • Daytime
    • Guided tour: adults (from 16 years old)  6  - children (from 6 to 16 years old)  4 - free for under 6 years old
  • Night-time:
    • Open for groups every day by reservation, flat rate for a group from 4 to 9 people :  € 130 - group of 10 people or more : € 13 / adult and € 10 / children
    • Evening with fixed date events : adult € 13 - reservation necessary - possibility of reservation online. 

Openning :

From September to June: from Monday to Friday from 2 to 5 pm

Open on Saturday 18 April, 13 June, 12 September and 10 October from 2 to 5 pm and on request

July and August: from Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 2 to 6 pm. 


Groups : on request




For further information:
L'observatoire de la Lèbe - Chemin des Etoile - Le Puy Barre - Col de la Lèbe 01260 SUTRIEU
Tél - Fax : 04 79 87 67 31


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