• Nature and relaxation, Entertainment/recreation

The abbey under stars

Aulps Abbey is offering a day and night devoted to the sky and the stars. Thanks to its privileged geographical location, at a distance from the lights of Saint Jean d'Aulps, the abbey tends to become a new place of observation the time of an evening.

Nature and relaxation, Entertainment/recreation The abbey under stars Saint-Jean-d'Aulps


On Wednesday 07 August 2024 from 17:00:00 in 00:00:00
Saint-Jean-d'Aulps (74430)
Animals not allowed
200 expected spectators

Alongside Erwan Le Berre, mountain guide, astronomy enthusiast and manager of the association Randonnées et astronomies and Cosmic'Événements, young and old alike will have the pleasure of observing the stars and stars, first with the naked eye and then with a telescope.
On the programme:
Planetarium sessions starting in the late afternoon; limited number of places per session: bookings strongly advised.
Followed by observation with two sky exploration instruments.
Extended opening of the estate and possibility to eat in the tavern from 12pm to 9pm.

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    Full price: 7 €, Child (6-16 years): 3.50 €.

    Free entry for children < 6 years.
    Group rate available for > 20 people.

    Methods of payment accepted : Check, Cash, Bank/credit card, Travellers Cheque, Contactless payment


    Open to children
    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : English, French


    Wednesday 7 August 2024 between 5 pm and 12 am.

    • Shop
    • Charging station for 2 electric wheels
    • Parking nearby
    • Restaurant
    • Toilets


    Domaine de Découverte de la Vallée d'Aulps 961 route de l'Abbaye 74430 Saint-Jean-d'Aulps

    Access via the D902 from Thonon-les-bains (20 km)
    Access via the D902 from Cluses (33 km)
    Coach service from Thonon or Cluses (Sté SAT 04 50 71 85 55)
    Balad'Aulps Bus" shuttle stop at the Abbey during the winter and summer seasons

    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    Mental Disability

    A sensory discovery tour of Aulps Abbey, "Sens de la visite", for mentally handicapped visitors (groups of 10 to 20 participants). The Vallée d'Aulps Discovery Centre is offering a 45-minute sensory tour of the abbey grounds. It focuses on three senses: smell, touch and hearing. While the explanations of the various places visited are simplified, visitors are invited to adopt certain attitudes and postures of the monastic community. Smell: in the garden of simple plants, visitors can discover different fragrances. Touch: in the abbey church, visitors can touch and weigh the different materials used to build the abbey. Hearing: in the abbey farm, visitors can listen to an extract of Gregorian chants.

    More informations

    Information update on 31/05/2024 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée d'Aulps