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High Provence Observatory, France
High Provence Observatory, France. Tired of Saint-Tropez? Head northwest to St-Michel-l’Observatoire, in High Provence, to visit its observatory, built in 1937 and featuring a telescope equipped with a 1,93-metre wide mirror. Guided tours are offered on Fridays and Saturdays, with accommodation available in several local hotels. From July to mid-September the observatory hosts l’Été Astro (Summer of Astronomy), a special programme of conferences, night observations and exhibitions. While in the region, enjoy a Kir Provençal, a local spin on the wine cocktail made with Amandine, an almond and vanilla liqueur. saintmichellobservatoire.com/astronomie