The Pic du Midi De Bigorre (Hautes-Pyrenees), which was closed for maintenance in May, reopens to the general public in June. The 2,877-meter peak offers stunning views of both the Pyrenean chain as well as the stars.
A footbridge that measures twelve meters above the void makes vertigo possible thanks to the pontoon in sky. Pic du Midi also has the largest planetarium in Europe with an eight-meter diameter structure under the dome. You can fully immerse in the show. Each session lasts for one hour and includes two discovery films.
Day visitors can learn about the dome's operation and secrets in the hearth of the dome that once housed the Siderostat. The latest generation telescope permits direct observation of the sun. The Pic scientific site also has an area for experiments that allows the public to be immersed in the latest discoveries and advances.
Galactic evenings will be offered at the Pic du Midi this summer. After the day's end, guests will be able to take a walk up the mountain and enjoy the various spaces. The guests will then go up to enjoy the sunset, and then they can observe the stars clusters and the moon with their naked eyes or telescopes. The evening will conclude at 11 p.m.
On July 14, 21, and 28, as well as August 4, 11, 18 and 25, Galactic Parties are being held. Visit to the Pic du Midi, Dinner and Evening Observation at 119 Euros per Adult and 69 Euros per Child under 12 Years.
The Pic will host Joyce Jonathan, a French singer best known for her songs "Ca Ira" (with Vianney), on July 9.
A concert of classical music will be held on Sunday, July 17, as part the Piano Pic Festival. Philippe Bianconi, the French pianist, will perform chamber, symphonic, and jazz music.
The Pyrenean peak-topping pop and folk electro groups Lilly Wood and the Prick are among the highlights of the summer. The title "Prayer in C" was the most prominent description of the group.
Friday, July 29th will see N'To turn his machines on Peak. French electropop band Kid Francescoli will replace N'To on Friday, August 12.
Pic du Midi de Bigorre, a Mecca for Astronomy. The Pic du Midi de Bigorre was the first to discover that the lunar ground was actually covered in dust. This was an essential detail that made NASA's Observatory the focal point for detailed mapping the lunar surface for its Apollo missions.
The site was threatened with closing in the 1990s. Thanks to the efforts of local actors and the scientific community, it is now protected.