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Astronomical garden

Welcome to the garden, a land of adventures and unknowns. Explore different natural environments: mineral, organic, wet, and dry. Stroll along and discover the richness of life on our planet. The complex world of the plant kingdom awaits you. Here’s your chance to observe the particularities of our planet, and its biodiversity, which we must protect, and to reflect upon our place in the universe. Here too, is a chance to contemplate the uniqueness of the Earth’s beauty amongst all the planets we know or are likely to discover. Wander around at will, but all the garden paths converge at the footbridge to the Observatory, the magical meeting place of Earth and the Heavens. Gaze upon the universe. Like life upon Earth, the world of the stars is infinitely rich.


Unique in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, this astronomical garden makes it possible to become familiar with astronomy in a context of educational outside activities and fun:

  • An observatory to watch the Sun during the day and stars / planets in the evening, and discover the instruments of celestial observation.
  • A restauration area.
  • A relaxation area, composed of tables and chairs, for a well deserved break between different activities.

    Financing: City of Vaulx-en-Velin, National Agency of Urban Renewal (ANRU), Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Métropole du Grand Lyon.


Uselful informations:

Free access in addition to a ticket “visite complète” (session + exhibitions) or “visite expos” (only exhibitions).