Practical information


Opening dates

The Pic du Midi is open the whole year round!

  • December 2017 : Opening on Sunday 3rd
  • January, February, March 2018 : open every day
  • April 2018 : open every day until Sunday 22nd, annual closure on Monday 23rd
  • May 2018 : annual closure
  • June, July, August, September 2018 : open every day
  • October 2018 : open every day except Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd
  • Novembre 2018 : open every day until Sunday 4th, then annual closure


Access to the Pic is by cable car from La Mongie

  • Departure: every ¼ hour
  • Journey time: 15 minutes
  • Cabin capacity: 45 people

Lourdes – Pic du Midi shuttle : a daily shuttle service runs to and from Lourdes

Parking at La Mongie is free of charge. During the winter months, parking is regulated to allow for snow clearance : For any further information, click on Find us here

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Description : Parking gratuit à la Mongie. Le stationnement est règlementé en hiver, pour permettre le déneigement.

Visit hours

The visit lasts on average 2 hours 

Winter 2017/2018

For visits from Saturday 2nd december 2017 to Sunday 22nd april 2018

  • First departure : 9.30 am
  • Last departure : 4 pm (outside school holidays and from 7th to 22nd april) 5:00 pm (from 23rd december to 7th january, from 10th february to 11th march)
  • Last return trip from the Pic du Midi : 5 pm (outside school holidays and from 7th to 22nd april6 pm (from 23rd december to 7th january) 7.30 pm (from 10th february to 11th march)
  • The cable car does not run from 12.45 to 2 pm during week outside school holidays

For freeride from Saturday 2nd december 2017 to Sunday 22nd april 2018

  • First departure La Mongie – Le Taoulet : 9 am
  • Last departure La Mongie – Le Taoulet : 4.30 pm
  • First departure La Mongie – Pic du Midi : 9:30 am
  • Last departure La Mongie – Pic du Midi : 4 pm
  • The cable car does not run from 12.45 to 2 pm during week outside school holidays


Given the weather conditions and the high altitude, it is highly advisable that visitors have appropriate clothing. We strongly advise that you come prepared with warm clothing – even during the summer months – as well as sunglasses and high factor sun block.


(maximum protection)

Warm clothing

(even during the summer)

Sun block

(high factor)

The Pic du Midi is totally committed to providing a warm welcome to everyone; however, it is do still bear in mind that the site is located high up in the mountains and as such requires certain precautions to be taken. Please also note that certain health issues are not compatible with a trip at altitude.

It is your responsibility, or that of your doctor, to establish whether your state of health is compatible with a rapid ascent to almost 3000 metres. Especially:

Pregnant women

People with a history of heart problems

Children under the age of three*

*Why not take toddlers ?

The inner ear of children under the age of three years old is not developed enough to withstand the change in pressure that comes with the speed of the ascent. The 1077 metres between La Mongie and the Pic du Midi is actually covered in less than 15 minutes.

From the age of three onwards, the ear reacts naturally allowing the child to carry out the ascent with no problem.

Not allowed:

Our four-legged friends are not permitted at the summit.

For everyone’s comfort, picnics are not permitted


The day rate includes return trip by cable car, your visit to the summit and entrance to the museum.

  • Adult: €38

  • Child (under 12): €23
  • Child (3-5): free
  • Family ticket – two adults, one or two children under 18: €92
  • Extra child up to 18: €23
  • Concessions for students, disabled visitors and jobseekers: €33
  • Access by walking trails infos : Find us here

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