Cote d'Azur Observatory and its collection

Cote d'Azur Observatory

The Nice Observatory (Observatoire de Nice), but also known as the Cote d'Azur Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Nice on the summit of Mount Gros that was founded in 1879. The architect was Charles Garnier, and Gustave Eiffel designed the main dome. It is a working astrophysics and astronomy lab with several planet discoveries to its name. The 2-hour tour held here is in French only and takes place mostly on the outside of the observatory.

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Cote d'Azur Observatory
96 Boulevard de l'Observatoire
06304 Nice

Visitor information Cote d'Azur Observatory

Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9 am and 12 pm and between 1.30 pm and 5 pm.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Closed on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
Closed the first week of January and the last week of December.


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Family pass: 25 € (Package dedicated to special family visits. For a group of 4 people including a minimum of one child.) Disabled: On presentation of the Mobility Inclusion Card (CMI) + one person accompanying the CMI holder free of charge.

Group adults: 90 € (Reduced rate for groups of adults with disabilities.)

Set price group children : 60 € (School and leisure center.).


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Location & Map

96 Boulevard de l'Observatoire, Nice

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