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How to get to OHP

Observatoire de Haute Provence (OHP) is located in a rather isolated area. The nearest village (2.5 km) is Saint Michel l'Observatoire, about 10 km from Forcalquier and 15 km from Manosque. Please take a look at the available road maps.

Please note the new limited pick-up arrangements to/from OHP before booking your travel tickets. See below the bus schedules for transportation from Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. Also do not forget to apply for a pass.

  • Visiting scientists : An OHP driver will only be available for short hops to and from Manosque or St.Michel from Monday morning (06h10) through Friday evening (21h45). If you plan to arrive on a week-end, please make arrangements with a Taxi company.
  • Groups : We no longer have vehicles suitable for carrying groups. Please contact a local mini-bus company.

    By railway

    See the SNCF web site. The nearest cities reachable from Paris by high-speed railway (TGV) are Avignon (~90 km), Marseille (~110 km) and Aix en Provence (~80 km). TGV shuttle trains run frequently on this line. In addition, there is a local train which runs between Marseille and Manosque :
  • Marseille St.Charles / Aix-en-Provence / Manosque

    By air

    Marseille-Marignane Airport is located about 80 km from OHP. A bus shuttle service is available between the airport and the bus terminals or the railway stations at Marseille and Aix-en-Provence. Also available is regular bus service to Manosque through the Aix TGV railway station.

    By bus

    For additional information see or call 0891 024 025.

    By car

    Visitors wishing to use their private car or a rental car will be able to reach OHP year-round. Rental car agencies are located at the Marseille Airport and at the Railway Station. See michelin road maps and simplified road maps.

  • Dernière mise à jour : 21 Feb 2012