Practical information

 

Opening dates

The Pic du Midi is open the whole year round!

  • 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
  • December 2018, January, February, March 2019 : open every day
  • April 2019 : open until Sunday 7th, then annual closure
  • May 2019 : closed
  • June, July, August, September, October 2019 : open every day
  • November : open until Sunday 3rd, then annual closure

Access

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 

Summer 2018

Until Sunday 4th november 2018

  • First departure : 9.30 am
  • Last departure : 4 pm
  • Last return trip from the Pic du Midi : 5.30 pm
  • The cable car does not run from 12.45 to 2 pm

Winter 2018/2019

From Saturday 1st december 2018 to Sunday 7th april 2019

  • First departure : 9.30 am
  • Last departure : 4 pm outside holidays / 5 pm on holidays (from Saturday 22nd december 2018 to Sunday 6th january 2019, from Saturday 9th february to Sunday 10th march 2019)
  • Last return trip from the Pic du Midi : 5 pm outside holidays / 6 pm (from Saturday 22nd december 2018 to Sunday 6th january 2019, to see the sunset) / 7.30 pm from Saturday 9th february to Sunday 10th march 2019
  • The cable car does not run from 12.45 to 2 pm in week outside holidays

 

Rates

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

  • Adult: €40
  • Child (under 12): €24.50
  • Child (3-5): free
  • Family ticket – two adults, one or two children under 18: €98
  • Extra child up to 18: €24.50
  • Concessions for students, disabled visitors and jobseekers: €35
  • Access by walking trails infos : Find us here

Precautions

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.

Sunglasses

(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

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