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Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
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At night Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire, formerly called Saint-Michel-en-Provence, turns to the stars.

Not far from Forcalquier, in the Parc Naturel Regional du Luberon, this site has an internationally renowned observatory invites contemplation of heaven and the discovery of the Universe.

It is a pleasant village with its old houses decorated with beautiful doors, fountain, two churches and chapels.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySaint-Michel-l'Observatoire
Postcode04870
Latitude43.9102920 (N 43° 54’ 37”)
Longitude5.7151940 (E 5° 42’ 55”)
AltitudeFrom 386m to 767m
Surface area27.78 km²
Population1268 inhabitants
Density45 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureDigne-les-Bains (60 km, 1h03)
Insee code04192
IntercommunalityCC Haute-Provence-Pays de Banon
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
TerritoriesAlps, Provence
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Aubenas-les-Alpes6.5 km (10 min)
Dauphin6.5 km (11 min)
Mane7.4 km (9 min)
Revest-des-Brousses8.3 km (11 min)
Saint-Maime8.9 km (17 min)
Saint-Martin-les-Eaux9.4 km (19 min)
Villemus9.7 km (16 min)
Forcalquier10.6 km (13 min)
Reillanne10.6 km (16 min)
Vachères10.9 km (19 min)
Montfuron13.7 km (20 min)
Montjustin13.8 km (23 min)
Limans14.9 km (21 min)
Sainte-Croix-à-Lauze15.2 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments

Events and festivities

Astro Summer 2022
Big Bang, the Call of the Origins, by Dominique Regueme

Photos

The village with the Saint-Pierre church and its bell tower
The village with the Saint-Pierre church and its bell tower
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The observatory of Haute Provence
The observatory of Haute Provence
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Saint Michael High church or church
Saint Michael High church or church
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The mill
The mill
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Weather

Tuesday 9 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 33°C
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Wednesday 10 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 33°C
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Thursday 11 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 32°C
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Night

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hired electric bikes delivered to your door
Sports sensations15 € to 150 € Sigonce (14 km)
Tandem paraglider flight around Banon
Sports sensations75 € Banon (15.8 km)
Pottery and ceramic studio
Arts and Crafts80 € Saignon (24 km)
Tree climbing adventure course in the heart of the Luberon
Sports sensations8 € to 20 € La Tour-d'Aigues (24 km)
Initiation to ceramics without a wheel
Arts and Crafts85 € La Tour-d'Aigues (25 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around Lincel with the family
HikeEasy3h20Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire
The huts of Mane
HikeEasy2h15Mane (4.5 km)
Colorado of Provence
HikeEasy1h00Rustrel (18.5 km)
Summit and Ridges of Lure via Notre-Dame
HikeAthletic7h00Cruis (19.5 km)
Around Gréoux-les-Bains Electric Bike
Cycling itineraryEasy2h30Gréoux-les-Bains (22 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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