Le refuge aux étoiles
Astronomy, gite, bed and breakfast



Astronomy
A sky protected from light pollution, a professional educator in astronomy, a real observatory.
The Refuge aux étoiles proposes, in a natural setting sheltered from any light pollution, a lodging in lodging or rooms of hosts and the access to its observatory to discover the sky in true.

Curious from the sky or seasoned amateur astronomers, the refuge aux étoiles is your astronomical base camp.

-The "initiation evenings" offer the opportunity to observe with a telescope at dusk the main stars (45 min)

-"Let's dive into the stars" and discover planets, constellations, nebulae and other objects ... (2 to 3 hours)

-Daytime: observe the sun to better understand our star (1h).

-Custom astronomical formations (bases, grip of your equipment, astrophoto ...)

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Prices:

-Initiation evenings: exclusive and offered for any reservation in our guest rooms or  lodging.

-"Let's dive into the stars":  100 € from 1 to 10 people, 160 € from 11 to 20 people, open to all.

-Sun observation: 30 € from 1 to 10 people, 50 € from 11 to 20 people, open to all.

-Personalized traineeship: please contact us
A preserved sky
Far away from the lights of the big cities, nestled on a plateau 150 meters above Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, it is a real refuge to observe the sky. The milky way is sparkling there.
The astronomical material
On the grounds of our property, you can enjoy an observatory with:
-a Newton telescope 400 mm cradle mount.
-A 130mm Astrophysics telescope on AP1100 frame fully equipped with astrophotography (SBIG STXL)
 -a H alpha  LUNT solar telescope ...
A professional available
Astronomical activities are provided by Jean-Baptiste Bodda, professional astronomer and passionate since childhood. Jean-Baptiste will know how to put himself at your level whether you are confirmed amateur astronomers or novice families.
Some photos made by Jean-Baptiste BODDA
Triangulum galaxy
Triangulum galaxy
Horse head nebulae
Horse head nebulae
Orion nebulae
Orion nebulae
Accomodations
Come and relax in the countryside, just 4 km far from the medieval town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val
The refuge aux étoiles is also a cottage for four people and three bed and breakfast rooms where Pauline and Jean-Baptiste welcome you in a friendly atmosphere.
The gîte
The completely independent stone cottage can host five people. Enjoy the natural setting, the night sky, hiking trails in front of the house, the sun of Tarn-et-Garonne, the fauna and flora.

 It is a real haven of peace.
Bed and Breakfast
Come stay in our large renovated stone farmhouse and sleep in one of our cozy b&b bedrooms. We will be happy to share with you our passion for astronomy. You will enjoy a very large garden and a shared swimming pool. The breakfasts are hearty and prepared with local products, meals can also be reserved.

swiming-pool
baby equipement
private car park
meal on reservation
telescope
children's games
shaded garden furniture
wifi
Last News
Instalation of the first observatory
400 mm telescope is finally installed!! 
That's it, the tube of 120 kg supporting the mirror of 400 mm cut by hand in the 70s by Mr Doucet has just been installed on the slab of the second observatory at Refuge aux étoiles. We thank Didier, for his intervention at the control of the fork of his tractor to position the cradle (100 kg) and the tube. The first light will be done in a while, after optical and mechanical adjustments. The manufacture of a rolling shelter is also underway. It is the bad weather that prevailed so far that has delayed us on this installation.

Contact
Do you have questions about astronomical animations or accommodation? Contact us!
CONTACT ADRESS

lerefugeauxetoiles@gmail.com

Tél : +336 01 80 39 26  /  +335 63 65 64 36

Le refuge aux étoiles
Foyt
82140 Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val
France


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How to get to Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val?

To reach le Refuge aux étoiles: by car, from Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val head for the cave Bosc (D75), then cross the hamlet of Bosc de la Cam and take the direction Foyt, go to end of the small road, you are there !!!

GPS: with Mappy, Tom Tom or Google maps simply enter "Le Refuge aux étoiles".

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