Located in Fleurance, Hameau des Etoiles is a holiday and leisure centre entirely dedicated to astronomy. The facility, managed by VAL with regard to accommodation and catering, and by A Ciel Ouvert for astronomical content, was founded on a joint venture basis by the Lomagne Gersoise urban community. Located in outstanding surroundings on a 30 ha estate boasting woods and a lake Hameau des Etoiles is a unique site in Europe because of the sheer range of the equipment and services it offers. A Ciel Ouvert designed and produced original exhibits and learning tools for the purpose of showing the sky on a totally new way. Holiday-makers and trainees will stay on a full board basis in wooden chalets around the lake and pool. The facility welcomes children and teens for school discovery classes and families for discovery events and night time sky watches.
-The observation dome. This dome concept is unique in Europe, and consists of an entertainment hall equipped with state of the art multimedia technology and a roof that opens out onto the heavenly vault. The spectator can observe the stars either directly or through a telescope routed to individual screens.
- The events centre. This area includes general-purpose reception facilities, a computer room and a planetarium.
From Fleurance, take the road towards Auch. After the TOTAL service station, turn right towards Jegun/Vic-Fezensac and follow the signposts to "Hameau des Etoiles" (about 6 km from Fleurance).
Le Hameau des Etoiles
Domaine de Haumont