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Côte d'Azur Observatory

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Seeing stars
Guarding over the sprawling city of Nice from the summit of pine covered Mont Gros, the 19th century observatory has become a local icon. Built by Charles Garnier, of Paris Opéra fame in collaboration with Gustave Eiffel, the historic monument has inspired many, from international movie directors to young locals who look for love while taking in the stunning view of the city at their feet. It is still an active science laboratory focusing on astronomy, astrophysics and geoscience. The original 18 meter long lens was responsible for finding 2000 unrecorded double stars. There are 2 hour guided visits on Wednesdays and Saturdays with more opportunities available over school holidays.
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96 Boulevard de l'Observatoire, 06300 Nice, France
+33 4 92 00 30 11
Wed, Sat 2:30pm - 5pm