Pic du midi
French Pyrenees' balcony
Discover one of the most exceptional views of all the Pyrenees !
The Pic du Midi de Bigorre offers one of the most inimitable views of all the Pyrenees, with a 360 view of the surrounding mountains, sometimes a sea of clouds or even slopes bursting with snow.
Former meteorological center turned observatory, you will find a fun museum with the theme of the observatory itself and its stars, a family point of view, a pontoon where you could feel the emptiness under your feet and even a planetarium ! Fortunately, there is also a restaurant and a snack bar where you can recover from all those emotions over a meal at altitude. Discover this unique place where the history of the Pyrenees and the vastness of the galaxy are linked ... with the mountains halfway between the two.
Access in summer
• Take the Col du Tourmalet, mythical place of the Tour de France, in order to reach the village of La Mongie (40 minutes by road).
• Pic du Midi cable car, which will take you smoothly to the observatory, at an altitude of 2877m.
Access in winter
• Add € 10 to your ski pass at the Grand Tourmalet resort, to have access to the cable car at any time of the day.
• To reach the cable car, slide on the slopes of Tourmalet
More information on the Pic du Midi website