An incredible observation and research site, botanists, geographers, geologists and other naturalists climbed the mountain from the 14th century onwards to “catch nature in the act”.They collected, measured, and mapped, etc. At the dawn of the 20th century, science crowned its summit with one of the first meteorological observatories built at a high altitude. Today still, the Mont Ventoux continues to a genuine open-air laboratory. UNESCO‘s Man and Biosphere programme (MAB) confirms its role as an exceptional scientific site.