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Paris Observatory

The Paris Observatory (Observatoire de Paris or Observatoire de Paris-Meudon) is the most important observatory in France and one of the largest astronomy centers in the world. The historic main building is sitauted on the left bank of the Seine in the center of Paris. The observatory was established in 1667, with the aim of creating an astronomy observatory equipped with good instruments to make navigation maps. Its mission is threefold: research in astronomy and astrophysics, education, and diffusion of knowledge to the public.

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Paris Observatory
61 Avenue de l'Observatoire
75014 Paris

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Opening hours

14:00 – 16:00
Tuesday Closed
14:00 – 16:00
Thursday Closed
14:00 – 16:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Due to work on the sites of Paris and Meudon, visits to these two sites are suspended. Resumption of visits will be announced as soon as a fixed deadline is possible.




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Location & Map

61 Avenue de l'Observatoire, Paris

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