Météosite du Mont Aigoual

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Météosite du Mont Aigoual

Météosite du Mont Aigoual
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Caroline Njaramba
Nimes, France46 contributions
Jul 2020
A breath taking views from the meteo site and very quiete,fresh air,consider carrying a hood or light jacket sometimes its windy and cold.
Enjoy the glimpse of the views that nature has in the cevennes,a worth to discover and visit while in the cevennes region
There is a restaurant onsite so you can have a break after hikings,ballades etc
There is current renovations on-going but its great place always
Written August 11, 2020
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Aigoual
Norwich, Uk164 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
The meteorological centre on Mt Aigoual is a fascinating museum containing maps, videos and an enjoyable quiz experience, which graphically explains weather systems in the region and is set up for both children and adults to enjoy.
Written October 4, 2018
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Nico260
London, UK362 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Wrap up warm, it can be wild and windy up there! This is a fascinating visitor centre with insight into how the weather is created, and it tells the story of the huge positive changes made to conserve the local landscape in an engaging way. Views are stunning. Well worth the long and winding drive.
Written August 26, 2018
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davidgZ5542XO
Tring, UK125 contributions
Feb 2017
This place is reportably the wettest place in France. Not when we went. We were lucky to have blue skies and long views from this mountain top. Snow was still lying on the ground which added to the experience. Good warning signs on approach roads which advise whether the site is open or closed due to weather.
Due to visit in February the tourist facilities were all closed but still very much worth the trip. You are on the rooftop of the world for this part of France.
Written February 25, 2017
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Rhiannon W
Worcester, UK62 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
A bit blustery at the top, definitely a good idea to hold on to your sunglasses as you climb to the view point. But out of the wind it was 20degC and humid.
The views in every direction were stunning, and if you feel like stretching your legs there are some nice easy paths along the ridge in either direction.
The drive to Mont Aigoual over the Col du Minier is spectacular and I would say it definitely adds to the experience!
Written June 27, 2016
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Shaheer F
Cairo158 contributions
Jul 2015
Drive up was very pleasant and not difficult. The view from the top (1600 m )in a clear day is super. There s a free exposition which I found very informative, good cafe , and there s a nice pleasant walk overlooking the cliff and the valley below. It s windy so be prepared even in hot summer days. Recommended in a clear day
Written July 29, 2015
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NomadicTraveller7
Fuerteventura9,247 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
It is certainly well worth a detour to visit Mont Aigoual for the fantastic distance that one can see on a clear day. Unfortunately, although the day was cloudless and warm it was but a bit hazy and we could not see some of the peaks that others have seen. It was warner than the 15C that has been mentioned as the nornal top temperature.

In some ways, some of the views of the gorges and ravines and mountains on the way to and from Mont Aigoual were more beautiful and more intimate.
Written June 2, 2015
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Sazen
Montpellier67 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
The temperature at the top of Mont Aigoual doesn't really get above 15°C, so it's a fantastic spot to escape the heat of the coast and get blown about a bit. The free weather museum is very interesting although not at all hands-on. It's made up of information panels on clouds and the weather, with some interesting videos, a collection of weather forecast equipment, and the story of how the castle came to be built, and why. There's also a professional meteorologist who gives demonstrations. The shop is full of interesting items linked to the weather, meteorology and nature. I bought a book on local edible plants for salads.
From the top of the tower, you can see as far as 250km away - the coast, Mont Ventoux, Pic St Loup and over towards the Pyrenees. There is a picnic spot by the castle with tables and benches if the wind is not too strong, otherwise you can buy something to eat at the snack bar which also has a little souvenir shop.
There are a number of walking paths the start from or nearby the castle. We did the Chemin des Botanistes which was short and sweet, along a precipitous path around the top of Mont Aigoual. Great day out.
Written July 16, 2014
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Ewingston
Edinburgh, UK494 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
Although this is allegedly the wettest place in France, on a clear day you can see (almost) for ever. The lookout tower with its orientation table is fascinating although some of the distant points depend a bit on imagination to believe that you can see them. The exhibitions about meteorology are interesting and the old instruments in the museum a hint of how it used to be. Didn't try the cafe but its there if you need it. Visit time of 1-2 hours would be about right unless you're a weather fanatic.
Written June 27, 2014
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Aigoual
Norwich, Uk164 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
You can drive up or walk up to Mt Aigoual, the highest point of the S. Cevennes, and on a clear day you can see Mont Blanc on one side and the Mediterranian on the other. The museum tells you all about climate and weather in that region. It has some beautiful pictures and videos of cloud formations, sunsets and so on, and a very engaging quiz as you go round, which is suitable for children and adults alike. A really enjoyable day out.
Written October 10, 2013
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