Putting your head in the stars

L'écho des étoiles offers observation sessions of the Sun and the night sky with astronomical glasses and telescopes. Discovery of constellations, observation of the Moon, galaxies and planets will be accessible to everyone.

Putting your head in the stars Doucy


Doucy (73260)
Average length : 1h30
Animals allowed
Proposed by

Franck Razafimaharo is a physics engineer and associate professor of physics. He has been an astronomy trainer for many years for teachers in the national education system. He founded the observatory l'écho des étoiles in the small hamlet of Villaret de Doucy, located 10 and 15 minutes respectively by car from the resorts of Doucy and Valmorel.

1. Observation of the Sun: an excellent quality telescope, equipped with special filters, will allow us to see the protuberances of our star in complete safety.

2. Observation of the night sky: depending on the time of day and the date, the sky presents us with different stars, each one as interesting as the next. Planets, nebulae, galaxies and the Moon will be observed in turn.

3. Workshops for children: small half-days where children (6-12 years old and teenagers) can get their hands dirty by carrying out different experiments at their level. They can also learn to handle instruments (sextant, telescope, mirror...). These workshops are adapted to the age and level of each child. They can also study and create craters, make sky maps, etc.

The place of the activities is the observatory. Occasionally, the observations can take place in different hamlets (Le Villaret, Charmette, Doucy, Quarante plane, etc...)

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    Adult: from 38 €
    Child: from 30 €.

    Mini internship and other services:
    Contact the observatory directly.

    Number of participants : 4 pers. Min. - 12 pers. Max.
    Methods of payment accepted : Check, Cash


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : English, French
    Languages of documentation : French

    The observatory cannot accommodate people with reduced mobility. However, observation sessions can be organised in flat areas. We will deal with the wishes of the persons concerned on a case-by-case basis. We accept people with mental disorders without distinction.


    All year round, daily.

    Average length : 1h30

    • Accompanied
    • Course
    • Introductory/discovery
    • Pets welcome


    Observatoire l’Écho des étoiles Le Villaret 73260 Doucy
    Start near : Doucy (73260)
    Information update on 21/11/2023 by Office de Tourisme de Valmorel et des Vallées d'Aigueblanche