Your starry evening at the Pic du Midi

Some nights, the universe reserves exceptional moments. Pic du Midi then prompts you to commune with the sun and stars in unforgettable evenings. Contemplation, observation, tasting … dream !


Your schedule

  • The ascent

    Your starry evening starts with  the cable car ride. Of course you can access the site at anytime during the day, but if you take the cable car in late afternoon * you will see the mountains begin their game of hide and seek with emerging shadows, and magic begins to operate.
  • At the summit

    Once you’ve arrived, before diving into stargazing, the animation team present the evening program, which begins with the visit of the museum space and facilities of the Pic. Then you seat in the restaurant, that has panoramic views of the Pyrenees. There you enjoy a traditional meal prepared just for you by our chef.
  • Sunset

    Then comes the magic moment long awaited: the observation of the sunset and the birth of stars from the panoramic terrace. Well wrapped, you participate in astronomical workshops that are offered by astronomers and science lovers: presentation of instruments and observations of the sun and the night sky, sky of the moment observation : galaxies, star clusters, planets, that from the terraces, and using several instruments (telescopes, binoculars) observation with the naked eye: the discovery of constellations and legends surrounding them.
  • Slide show

    A slide show and a Q / A with astronomers shall close your evening.
    Around 23:30 you take the cable car back down to La Mongie with stars in the eyes and dreams of this universe that was yours for one night.
    A nice program proposed and realized in partnership with
    Cosmodiff – La Clef des Etoiles.

Practical information

The number of places for this evening is limited to 100 people, by reservation only. An insurance service is optional, plus fees.

Les dates des soirées étoilées

Dates for your Starry Evening

Throughout the year, but only on a few dates on the occasion of special astronomical events, these are the next programmed Starry Evenings in 2016. Each evening is unique, choose yours!

  • October : Saturday 22nd, Saturday 29th

You can discover the observations of the month on the Futura Sciences calendar.



Remember, the Pic is 2877 metres above sea level. To get the most out of the activities which take place outside, make sure you have warm clothing, whatever the season: hat, gloves, good shoes, polar-neck sweater, coat and so on.



You may want to come equipped with binoculars and a lamp (torch or headlamp) which must be red light only – this causes less light pollution and will help you move around as well as giving you the best chance to observe the night sky with fresh eyes.

Votre repas

Your dinner

Your meal is included in the price
Exemple de repas : Apéritif (Kir), Rillette de truite, crème acidulée, salade mélangée, Cuisse de canard confite, baies de genièvre, pomme au four et légumes du moment, Pavé moelleux 2 chocolats, Vin de pays « Cuvée du Pic » et café.

Les accès et parking

Access and Parking

Parking at La Mongie is free of charge. During the winter months, parking is regulated to allow for snow clearance.

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Personne handicapées

Disabled access

Our evenings under the stars are fully suited to people with reduced mobility.

See the dedicated page

Autres informations utiles

Other useful information

The activities will be carried out in French only

Animals are not permitted

2016 rates

All inclusive cost for an evening with dinner is 99 € / person, 47 € / child under 12
Online booking see below, or call us on 05 62 56 70 00 from Monday to Friday

Groups and businesses: the Pic du Midi offers bespoke evenings – please see our groups visit page or business seminars

Online booking