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.
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