Ferme des Etoiles

Overview

The Ferme des Etoiles is a large Gascony homestead located in the village of Mauroux in the heart of the picturesque Gers. Sited on the crest of a hill under an impressively clear sky, the Ferme des Etoiles is the ideal vantage point to admire the heavenly vault and to make the most of the region’s wealth of sights.
Because of its original features, the site was selected by the French Astronomy Association as one of the France’s eight European facilities branded a “Night Station”.
It can accommodate 15 people in high-quality guest quarters and 15 people in wooden chalets in the park during the summer. Its spacious gardens, swimming pool and reading room make it a great stopover in the heart of the Gers countryside.
The Ferme des Etoiles also boasts powerful equipment and a comprehensive range of observation instruments.
It has a planetarium, a photo lab, a library, a big selection of telescopes and observation platforms. It also has one of the world’s biggest pair of binoculars providing outstanding images of the sky and a 620 mm telescope ranking amongst the biggest amateur scopes in France.

Getting here

  • From Fleurance, start driving towards Toulouse. Turn left after 500 m towards Saint-Clar. In Saint-Clar, take the road to Lavit and follow the signposts to "Ferme des Etoiles"

If you’re arriving from the A62 motorway.

  • From Bordeaux: take exit 7 (Agen) and drive towards Auch on the N21. Just before Lectoure, take left towards Saint Clar. In Saint-Clar, take the road to Lavit and follow the signposts to "Ferme des Etoiles"
  • From Toulouse: take exit 8 (Valence d'Agen) and drive towards Saint-Clar. On arriving in the Saint-Clar, take the left turning towards Lavit and follow the signposts to "Ferme des Etoiles".

By train:

  • Auch station 27 km from Fleurance (line from Toulouse only) then take the SNCF coach service to Fleurance
  • Agen station 45 km from Fleurance (lines from Toulouse, Bordeaux, Paris…) then take the SNCF coach service to Fleurance

By air:

  • Toulouse/Blagnac airport 85 km from Fleurance

PLEASE NOTE! FERME DES ETOILES IS LOCATED IN MAUROUX, BUT THE OFFICES ARE IN FLEURANCE

Contact details

La ferme des etoiles
le Corneillon
32380 Mauroux
Gers

Tél.: 05 62 06 09 76
Fax : 05 62 27 45 65

E-mail :
contact@fermedesetoiles.com

Web :
www.fermedesetoiles.com