At the top, at 2,877m, you can enjoy the most beautiful panorama of the Pyrenees! A major attraction for 130 years, the Pic du Midi de Bigorre is a high mountain site accessible to everyone throughout the year.

A much revered astronomical and meteorological observation site.
you will discover its telescopes and coronographs, well as its panoramic terraces and the Pic du Midi historical and astronomical museum. There is also a traditional high altitude restaurant and a souvenir shop. Access is by cable car from La Mongie, at the foot of the famous Col du Tourmalet.

The purity of the Pyrenean night, the most beautiful and largest in the world, no longer needs to be checked, as since December 2013, it is protected by The International Dark Sky Reserve (RICE), The Peak du Midi offers organised evening visits during which you can immerse yourself amidst the Milky Way and the universe. t is also possible to only attend the starry evening part of the evening (visits and stargazing).


The cable car departs every 15mins

Journey time: 15 minutes

Enjoy an exceptional view of the Pyrenees and its peaks from the terraces.

See the Pic du Midi webcam

Experiences: mankind between the earth and the stars: Relive the fabulous history of the Pic du Midi retold in images and words (inside the museum).


Suspended above the void below, a 12 m long metal walkway, at the end is a glass floor with a unique and giddy view of the clouds below. Endless thrills! Admire the exceptional view.


Thanks to the HistoPad, you can enjoy a spectacular and immersive experience adapted to your own interests and at your own pace whilst discovering little know places or historical sites.


Cable car return trip + site visit + SKY Pontoon + Histopad :
Adult: 49 €
Child – 18 years old: 30 €
Child from 3 to – 5 years old: Free
Family package 2 adults + 1 or 2 children under 18: €120
Additional child under 18: €30
Reduced: Student, disabled, job seeker: €44

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Not suitable for pregnant women, children under 3 years and people with heart problems.

Warm clothes are required (even in summer), sunglasses and sunscreen.

Site opening times :

Open from 1 June to Friday 5 July and from Monday 2 September 2024 :

1st departure: 9.30 am
Last departure: 4pm
Last return from Pic du Midi: 5.30pm
Cable car breaks from 12.30 pm to 2 pm

Open from Saturday 6 July to Sunday 1 September 2024 :

1st departure: 9am
Last departure: 4.30pm
Last return from the Pic du Midi: 6pm

Please note Timetable subject to change depending on visitor numbers, weather conditions and sporting or cultural events.

The Pic du Midi will be closed to the public from 22 April to 31 May 2024 for maintenance of the cable cars and installations. It will reopen for the summer season on 1 June 2024.


Access is via the cable car from La Mongie (40min from Luz via the Col du Tourmalet in summer or 1hr15 from Lourdes in winter).

The cable car departs every 15 mins
Durée du trajet : 15 mn
Capacité d’une cabine : 45 personnes

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Take the time to discover Oncet Lake d’Oncet (2254m) as a family.

This lake is located at the foot of the Pic du Midi, close to the Col du Tourmalet. It offers a striking view of the Pic du Midi reflected in the turquoise waters of this unique place.

The2h30 hiking is easy and will allow you to have a good time at altitude. From the Col du Tourmalet car park, take the path that starts from the laces of the road. Leave the trail on your left and follow straight to a new junction. Take a right to follow the gradual climb. You will reach the lake while continuing straight!

A striking view of the peak and its observatory is waiting for you. The flocks of sheep and llamas will liven up the end of your walk.

Walking around the Pic

Several walks are possible to appreciate the surprising points of view on the observatory.

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