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Views from outside only

Unfortunately the Observatories doesn’t appear to be open to the public which is a shame. It’s a... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
KylieIsTravelling
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Perth, Australia
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Can be seen from outside gates

We stumbled on this while walking towards the Catacombs. The gates are locked to the public, but it... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2013
Emappeal
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the Observatories doesn’t appear to be open to the public which is a shame. It’s a beautiful building surrounded by equally beautiful buildings however all of it is locked behind tall fences and gates. Nice to look at if you’re in the area, otherwise...More

Thank KylieIsTravelling
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Have you heard of Arago Parisian Meridian? If you are interested in discovering one small secret of this city, also walking through interesting places and to look like a fool taking selfies with the Arago plaques...this is a good start. I read that sometimes they...More

6  Thank Magdalena1984
Reviewed 25 July 2013

If you are a geek like me and want to take a geeks tour of Paris, you most probably will begin by touring the Observatory in Paris. Arago recalculated an already existing meridian and this divides Paris into half from North to south and intersects...More

5  Thank Bex_1221
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We stumbled on this while walking towards the Catacombs. The gates are locked to the public, but it is worth looking in. Get a look at the sweeping second hand on the clock outside on the main building, and notice how it adjusts when it...More

2  Thank Emappeal
Reviewed 4 July 2012

This is not an attraction in any sense of the word. You pass this on the way to the southern end of Jardin de Luxenbourg. You are not allowed entry and all you can see due to the high walls is the tip of the...More

8  Thank Adrian H
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Montparnasse
The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the
landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that
goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas,
brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and
parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away
from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and
historical monuments and treasures. In between lie
adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small
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