When was the last time you took the time to stargaze? In a world that is always on the move, where everything is speeding up and excessive city light deprives us of the celestial vaults, the apparent fixity of the stars soothes and refreshes us. Where can we take refuge to see them, in full force, in all their splendour and clarity?

Three places offer this unique experience in France. Created in 2013, 2018 and 2019, the International Dark Sky Reserves of the Pyrénées, Cévennes and Mercantour National Parks have some of the most beautiful night skies in the world. Their aim: to make visitors aware of the heavenly beauty and to fight against light pollution. Come and take on the immensity, on a night hike or under a glass roof shelter!