Accessible by cable car, the Pic du Midi offers a 360 ° view of the Pyrenees... Not to be missed!
Open all year.
Please note: in winter, the Col du Tourmalet is closed.
45 € / adult
(return cable car ride, site visit, panoramic views from the terraces).
8 € visit of planetarium and cupola
Family Pass from 98 €
Save time by buying your lift pass at the
tourist offices in the Gavarnie Valleys.
Tel: +33 (0) 825 00 2877
(toll free number, price of a local call)
A renowned astronomical observatory
A unique site in France, the Pic du Midi de Bigorre climbs to 2,877 meters and offers a 360 ° view of the Pyrenean summits and their firmament. The adventure begins with a cable car ride which promises to be an extraordinary journey up to the panoramic terraces. We are at the highest planetarium in Europe with its observatory, museum, restaurant and its own hotel! The story of its construction is a fantastic Pyrenean epic, and tells of the conquest of the stars. Here, visitors rub shoulders with scientists, astronomers and meteorologists who scan the sky all year round.
With the Cirque de Gavarnie, the Pont d'Espagne and Lourdes, the Pic du Midi is part of the Grands Sites Occitanie (Major sites of Occitanie) in this area.
A feast of thrills
The Pic du Midi is also a must for thrill seekers ... Skiing or mountain biking, any self-respecting freerider must try it at least once in his lifetime!
The local guides will be able to help you to enjoy this experience to the full.