The Meteorological Observatory of the Mont Aigoual is 1567 meters above sea level. It is the highest point of the Gard and it overlooks the south slope of the arch of the Cevennes. The meteorologists initiate you into the science of meteorology and into the observation of the weather. Discover the Aigoual, its history and its exceptional climatology throughout the seasons.
The Mont Aigoual is known for its multiple hikes and it has more than 28 paths to discover, which are to everyone’s liking.
It is at the top of the mountain that the Meteorological Observatory Météo France has been inaugurated in 1894. It allows to study the different meteorological phenomena of the region.
Throughout 350 square meters of expositions, discover the different tools, the professions and meteorological phenomena thanks to playful and varied mediums. It is a true museum of meteorology.
Free admission for the museum.
Booking is recommended for groups.
Opening hours :
- From May to September : everyday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm
- From the 13th July to the 25th August : everyday from 10 am to 7 pm
The Mont Aigoual is known for its meteorological conditions which can be very harsh in winter, when ice and frost cover this place.
During this wintertime, the Prat Peyrot ski resort opens its 14 runs of Alpine skiing, its 60km of cross-country skiing, as well as a 5 km path dedicated to snowshoes.