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The House of the Sun and Astronomy

Interpretation Centre in Saint-Véran
  • Unique in France! This scientific center is dedicated to the observation of the Sun and the understanding of its relationship with our environment.
    Live observation of the sun, original experiments and thematic workshops for young and old.

  • Saint-Véran at 2040 m, the country where the rooster pecks the stars! The village of Saint-Véran, which has had an observatory at 2936 m since 1974, is renowned for its exceptionally pure sky.
    The Maison du Soleil, at the foot of the snow front, in the village, allows you to observe the activity of our star with high performance equipment.
    The Sun is our life on earth: the life of plants, animals, the water cycle, the evolution of climates, health...
    Numerous interventions and experiments...
    Saint-Véran at 2040 m, the country where the rooster pecks the stars! The village of Saint-Véran, which has had an observatory at 2936 m since 1974, is renowned for its exceptionally pure sky.
    The Maison du Soleil, at the foot of the snow front, in the village, allows you to observe the activity of our star with high performance equipment.
    The Sun is our life on earth: the life of plants, animals, the water cycle, the evolution of climates, health...
    Numerous interventions and experiments are carried out allowing the wide diffusion of the scientific culture; the goal is to attract young people towards scientific careers by showing that in a small mountain commune, sciences are creative.

    Museum and center of animation, this MAGICAL place makes you discover the Sun under many facets through thematic guided tours or workshops "discovery" with the use of scientific devices, which are for some unique in France!
  • Spoken languages
    • English
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Activities
    • Activity
    • Astronomy
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Cash
Openings
  • From January 8, 2024
    until March 31, 2024
  • From June 19, 2024
    until September 15, 2024
  • Tuesday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    Closed
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