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Musée de l'Optique

Place de la Mairie
68600 Biesheim
Musée de l'Optique
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Enhanced by the enchanted setting of the Optical Museum, over 450 objects describe the evolution of Optics during the last three hundred years, in vastly different fields encompassing Astronomy, Nautical Instruments, Topography, Microscopy, Laser and Holography. Unique in France, the Museum is proud of the regional technical heritage: several Alsatian-born mechanical engineers and scientists such as Jecker, Kalt, Thomas, Silbermann or Alfred Kastler, the Physics Nobel Prize, achieved international fame and greatly contributed to the development of Optics and of Precision Mechanics. The Museum was one of the laureates of the Alsace Foundation in 1993.

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Languages spoken : Français Allemand Anglais

Package visits offered: Free visit

Animals accepted: No

Length of visit/event: 1h30 min

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Place de la Mairie
Le Capitole
68600 Biesheim

Tél : 03 89 72 01 59
Fax : 03 89 72 01 67
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Location: In the town/village centre

Distance and name of nearest railway station (km): 19 km - Colmar

Altitude (m): 192

Accessibility: By car all year round

from the 01/01/2019 to the 23/12/2019

Opening hours: Wednesdays and Fridays: 2 pm - 5.30 pm. Thursdays: 9 am-12 noon and 2 pm-5.30 pm. Saturdays and Sundays: 2 pm-5 pm. The Museum is closed on Easter Sunday, Ascension Thursday, May 1, November 1 and from December 24 thru' January 1 included.

Weekly closing on: Mondays, Tuesday

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Free for children (age limit)6

Period of validity

from the 01/01/2019 to the 23/12/2019