Practical information


Opening dates

The Pic du Midi is open the whole year round!

June, July, August, September, October 2019 : open every day except saturday 20th July due to the Tour de France  

November 2019 : open until Sunday 3rd, then annual closure
December 2019 : open from Friday 6th

January, February, March 2020 : open every day
April 2020 : open until Sunday 5, then annual closure
May 2020 : Annual closure
June, July, August, September, October 2020 : open every day


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 2019

From Saturday 1st june to Friday 12th july and from Monday 26th august to Sunday 3rd november 2019

  • 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 (except July)

From Saturday 13th july to Sunday 25th august 2019

  • First departure : 9 am
  • Last departure : 4.30 pm
  • Last return trip from the Pic du Midi :  7 pm

Schedules subject to change depending on weather conditions, sporting or cultural events.


The day rate includes return trip by cable car, your visit to the summit and entrance to the museum, access to the Pontoon in the Sky, and Histopad (available in English, Spanish, Japanese).

  • Adult: €45
  • Child (under 12): €27
  • Child (3-5): free
  • Family ticket – two adults, one or two children under 18: €108
  • Extra child up to 18: €27
  • Concessions for students, disabled visitors and jobseekers: €40
  • Access by walking trails infos : Find us here


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

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