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 program

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    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 (before 5.00 PM) you will see the mountains begin their game of hide and seek with emerging shadows, and magic begins to operate.
  • Salle Planétarium

    At the summit

    Once you’ve arrived, before diving into stargazing, the animation team present the evening program. Three different workshops are proposed to you : 1) The historical discovery of the Pic Du Midi, a reckless report of some men whith a mountain. 2) The film  » The Epic of the Pic » in the planetarium instaled in the oldest dome of the site 3) The presentation of several instruments of astronomical observation,  which will be used later in the evening on the terraces.
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    Sunset

    Finally you sit at the restaurant with panoramic of the Pyrenees. Here you can enjoy a traditional buffet concocted just for you by our chef. Then comes the magic moment long awaited: the observation of the sunset and the birth of stars from the panoramic terrace.
  • Slide show

    Well bundled up, you participate in astronomical animations. Astonomers and passionate scientists accompany you to observe the sky to the moment from the terraces: moon galaxies stars clusters, planets.
    From pm 10:30 you take the cable car down to Mongie with stars in your eyes and dreams to the extent of this world that was yours for a night…
    A nice program proposed and realized in partnership with
    Cosmodiff – La Clef des Etoiles. 

Practical information

Places are available only upon reservation. An insurance service is optional, plus file 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. Each evening is unique, choose yours !

  • September: Saturday 8, Saturday 15, Saturday 22, Saturday 29
  • October: Saturday 6, Saturday 20

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

Équipement

Equipment

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.

Conseils

Tips

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 packeg. Or restaurant welcomes you for a buffet dinner, as for example : 

  • Aperitif cup, chanpagne brut Feuillatte.
  • Salted appetizers, glasse sweet, Mini clubs sandwiches, hot petits fours, parillada, of skewered meats, mixed vegetable, marinated fish skewers.
  • Cheese
  • Chocalate sweets, fruit pies, gourmet delicacies. 
  • Wine : Côtes de Gascogne Rouge
  • Coffee

( in case of food restriction, tanks you to indicate it when booking) 

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.
For any further information, click on Find us here

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

Rates

All inclusive cost for an evening with dinner is 129 € / person, 99 € / child under 12
Online booking see below, or call us on 05 62 56 70 00 from Monday to Friday

Online booking

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