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 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 intostargazing,the animation team present the evening program, which begins withthe visit of themuseum 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.
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.
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 withCosmodiff – La Clef des Etoiles.
The number of places for this eveningis limited to 100 people, by reservation only. An insurance service is optional, plusfees.
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.
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.