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Pic du Midi de Bigorre

 During the day or at night, come and
be spellbound by the sheer expanse of pure sky and majestic view from this Grand Site Occitanie.

An experience you won’t forget!

The Pic du Midi is the unmissable site of the Pyrenees: its wide terraces perched at 2877 meters above sea level offer a unique panorama of the entire Pyrenean chain on the one hand, and a good part of Occitania on the other. After a majestic climb by cable car, you are transported into the world of high mountains, at the forefront of the Pyrenean massif, on a place that combines beauty of natural elements and strength of the human will.

Breathe deeply and open your eyes wide, for it’s not every day you find yourselves face-to-face with such awe-inspiring scenery.

Toposcopes, viewpoint panels and a team of guides are available to inform you as you take in this 360° panorama and its landmarks: Roland’s breach, Monte Perdido, Néouvielle, Montaigu…

With a bit of luck, you’ll be able to watch chamois, vultures and even bearded vultures in action.

Will you pluck up the courage to venture out along the pontoon in the sky – a 12-metre walkway which seems as if it’s suspended in thin air?

5 steps to discover the secrets of the Pic du Midi de Bigorre


1 - A spectacular ascent

The cable car transports you smoothly and safely to the summit.
The trip lasts 15 minutes.

The magic is already operating, the gaze does not know where to land …

2 - Enter the world of Pic du Midi

To immerse yourself in the history and heritage of the site, have a wander around the planetarium. You will interactively discover the contribution of researchers from the Pic du Midi observatory to scientific research, particularly on knowledge of the sun, cosmic rays, stars, the atmosphere, meteorites …

3 -Dive into the history of the Peak

Continue your visit with an augmented reality experience using the Histopad iPad: delve into the history of the observatory thanks to the virtual reconstruction of how the site once looked and see the stages of its construction…
You can even visualize the stages of its construction …

4 - Enjoy a contemplative lunch break

To round your visit off on a high note, why not treat yourself to a traditional meal in the summit’s restaurant, with a view over the mountains, before settling into one of the deckchairs with a coffee.⁣⁣

span, lb⁣⁣ Bar options and quick bites are also available.

5 - Treat yourself to a cinema session like no other.

Beneath the dome of the planetarium, embark on a journey through space and time…
A timeless and unique experience that plunges us into the stars.

Eyes full of stars

Spending the night at the Pic du Midi is not only possible but an altogether memorable experience,

Combining the magic of getting up close to astronomy with a full discovery of the past and present scientific life of the place.
Each night is unique, but here is an overview of the program that awaits you upon arrival and after the classic site visit.


From sun to stars ...

Come dusk, the sky grows dark, the sea of mountain tops all around changes shape and the “canopy of stars” begins to unfold.
Here, the sky is particularly pure and protected from light pollution,


After a delicious supper at the restaurant 2877,
Astronomers and scientists are on hand to guide you in an exciting observation of the stars and planets.

Stars in the sun ...

Early the next morning, you’ll want time to stand still as you watch the sun rise over the Pyrenees range.
And who knows, maybe you’ll have a chance to look out over a sea of clouds?

A night at the Pic

Magic and stars in the eyes

The Pic in family

A day at the summit!

Extreme sports fans: thrills guaranteed!


In the summer,

Hiking and mountain biking pros will be able to head out along the trails surrounding the Pic.

There are several routes for going up the Pic du Midi de Bigorre.

Trail runners often meet up here for summit races.

From July to September, two cable cars a day are reserved for mountain bikers who can choose between an array of downhill itineraries – with up to 11 km of slopes and an altitude change of 1,700 metres!

And all winter long

The free ride area offers up a vast playground for seasoned skiers and boarders, with slopes galore – some connecting up with Grand Tourmalet ski resort.

These slopes have not been securely laid out or marked, wever, so they are strictly for experienced athletes with the proper equipment and sound knowledge of the mountains … and, preferably, a professional guide accompanying them. 

Concerts on the Pic du Midi

music at its peak!

Musical events are organised every year on the panoramic terrace of the Pic. Musicians and music lovers of all genres come for the unique rhythms and sounds as well as the live
excitement of an endlessly changing landscape that transcends the music itself. A truly timeless experience where beauty takes centre-stage. Dazzling!

To visit the Pic du Midi de Bigorre during the day, venture out along its walkway, let your mind wander in its planetarium, observe the stars at nightfall or spend a night here – pack some warm clothes, gloves, sunglasses … and

Did you know ?

  • Annual closure in May and Novembe
  • Book your tickets online;)
  • More info on picdumidi.com

Good to know

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