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Observatoire Sainte-Cecile

1 Passage de l Observatoire, 33120 Arcachon, France
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A view from the top

Situated in the winter city, the tower offers a nice view of Arcachon. But you have to climb steep... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
dindan_11
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Take a deep breath and climb the belvedere

I heard about the belvedere and as we went through the park, we saw it and decided to go. You do... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mariean
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Montréal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Situated in the winter city, the tower offers a nice view of Arcachon. But you have to climb steep steps to reach the top.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I heard about the belvedere and as we went through the park, we saw it and decided to go. You do not have to be affraid of height if you go there but the view is fabulous. We were alone up there and it was...More

Thank Mariean
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The obvservatoire is not for the faint of heart with its spiral staircase and swaying movement. The view from the top makes the nervy climb really worthwhile.

Thank Keven and Jill H
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I have to confess that I did not ascend the observatory due to me not having a head for heights. The spiral staircase is iron, open sided, and wobbly, so if you are like me, you may want to give it a miss!. However, my...More

Thank Rod F
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

The observatory is made in similar style as eiffel tower, the stair can be shaky when there is wind however the view is amazing in any direction! There is the bay with the Tchaque hut and the oyster area, the pine tree forest and the...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this tower and decided to climb up it. However, it didn't seem very safe, especially since it was very windy that day. Even so, the children were afraid to do it, and only one person climbed it. However, I can say that...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I am not that keen on heights, therefore found the ascent of the shaky spiral staircase rather an ordeal. However, the views once you get to the top are worth it. Each group of eight is limited to five minutes, which is ample to take...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This observatory provides a wide view over the surroundings and is worth climbing the wobbly steps to the observation platform. Lines form at the entrance since only 8 persons can be on the platform at any given time.

Thank jenaipas
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Be ready, the stairs are steep and shaky. But the historic Gustave Eiffel structure will reward you with the best view of the Bassin d'Arcachon, from the Atlantic Ocean to the ville d'Hiver

Thank Jb D
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Shaky tower with a good view from the top. Passing people going in the other direction is quite intimate as the stairway is narrow.

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