Astronomy Breaks at Astrofarm

Astrofarm Astronomy Centre is the perfect place for an astronomy holiday – with some of the best weather in France, huge, velvet dark skies and stunning south and west views. We have something for everyone, as Astrofarm specialises in astronomy holidays for both the astronomer and astrophotographer. We have plenty to do in our wonderful town of Confolens  and on site here at Astrofarm in the peaceful French countryside.

Astronomy calendar Sun image
Astronomy calendar Lunar eclipse sept 15
Moon from Astrofarm

What we offer

Included in your B&B price you have full access to the Astronomy Centre which includes the use of facilities warm room, astrocafe, observing area, tripods, telescopes, piers, equipment and software. Our viewing area, observing platforms wide range of equipment and clear, dark skies provide the perfect location for both observing and astro-photography.

Check out our astronomy centre equipment and resources here and if you have any questions about what you need to bring, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be delighted to talk to you.

Astrofarm accommodation offers the flexibility for guests who will be up throughout the night observing our amazing skies. We provide hot drinks 24/7, breakfast is served until midday and the dormitory is a quiet, dark sleeping room for those heading to bed at daybreak! A minimum guest age of 18 guarantees peace and quiet and the chance to sleep until lunchtime, after a full night observing.

Throughout the year we will be holding special events at Astrofarm, for example, the Supermoon Specials, our ‘Messier Marathon Weekend‘,  ‘Les Nuits des Etoiles‘ and Le Jour de la Nuit .

We have a well stocked library with additional resources and plenty of information along with astro jigsaws, films, games and magazines. We have plenty of information, guidance and advice from buying a telescope to finding your way round the night sky to taking a wonderful astro image. In addition, have a look at our extensive list of links to a wide range of web resources, information and contacts here for extra help and guidance.

Milkyway with silouetted castle
CEM mount with Milkyway