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Address: Avenue de l'Observatoire, Paris, France
Phone Number: +33-0-1-40-51-22-21
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Can be seen from outside gates

We stumbled on this while walking towards the Catacombs. The gates are locked to the public, but it is worth looking in. Get a look at the sweeping second hand on the clock... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Have you heard of Arago Parisian Meridian? If you are interested in discovering one small secret of this city, also walking through interesting places and to look like a fool taking selfies with the Arago plaques...this is a good start. I read that sometimes they don´t allow people to enter to the observatory. In my opinion most of the things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

If you are a geek like me and want to take a geeks tour of Paris, you most probably will begin by touring the Observatory in Paris. Arago recalculated an already existing meridian and this divides Paris into half from North to south and intersects with the Rosaline at the pyramid at Le Louvre. In 1994 the Arago Association and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stumbled on this while walking towards the Catacombs. The gates are locked to the public, but it is worth looking in. Get a look at the sweeping second hand on the clock outside on the main building, and notice how it adjusts when it hits 12.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

This is not an attraction in any sense of the word. You pass this on the way to the southern end of Jardin de Luxenbourg. You are not allowed entry and all you can see due to the high walls is the tip of the observatory. Not an attraction.

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