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icon access to the Meudon site

Address: place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon CEDEX, at the top of the Avenue du Château.
There are many different ways to go there from Paris. They are described below, but you may want to see a map when coming from Roissy CDG airport or Orly airport.

By car there are 2 possible routes:
  1. Take the périphérique, exit at Quai d'Issy, then go towards Issy les Moulineaux, Sèvres and finally Meudon
  2. Take N 118, from the Pont de Sèvres, going towards Chartres Orléans, exiting at Meudon Sèvres and then going towards Meudon

By train (French railways - SNCF) there are two possibilities:
  • At Paris-Montparnasse station, take the trains going to Sèvres Rive Gauche (every 15 min.) or (rarely) to Versailles-Chantiers, Rambouillet, Chartes, etc... Make sure the train stops at the Meudon or Bellevue stations (see below).
    • Get out at the 3rd station: Meudon (after Vanves-Malakoff and Clamart). Outside station, turn to the right, after 200 m turn again to the right then straight ahead up to the top of the hill along an avenue lined with stately chestnut trees.
    • Or get out at the 4th station: Meudon-Bellevue. Outside station, turn left on the avenue du Château: the entrance of the Observatory is on the top of the hill.
  • The RER ligne C (suburban train system): Take the train going in the direction of Versailles Rive Gauche and get out at the Meudon-Val Fleury station. Follow the direction of Meudon not Clamart (you'll be better ask your way...) About a 15 to 20 minutes walk (climbing!).

Subway + bus:

Line 12 (Porte de la Chapelle-Mairie d'Issy). At the terminus Mairie d'Issy take the bus 169 direction Pont de Sèvres, stop at the Place Rabelais or Eglise de Meudon.

Don't forget: the way towards the Observatory is always uphill, whichever way you choose.
Once arrived, use the map of the Observatory.

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Last modification Friday, 12-Dec-97 18:31:08 MET