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“Wonderful view of lourdes, nice hike”
Review of Pic du Jer

Pic du Jer
Ranked #4 of 48 things to do in Lourdes
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Pic du Jer, towering over the town, is recognizable by its large cross which is illuminated at night. You can get there by a hundred-year-old funicular railway which takes you to the summit at an altitude of 1000 metres in a few minutes; it's a charming trip. At the top, a gentle path takes you to the observatory, where you will discover a unique panoramic viewpoint offering a 360° view over Lourdes, Tarbes, Pau, the Argeles-Gazost valley and the summits of the Pyrenees.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful view of lourdes, nice hike”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Enjoy beautiful lourdes village high from the hill. There is a small old cafe but nice and you can sit inside with a view deon the hill. As many other member said, it's worthed if just buy funicular ticket just to go up the hill. And hiking down to enjoy green lush surrounding and lourdes village.
Many cyclists bring their bike into the back of funicular , and cycling down the hill. Don't forget to bring your rain jacket in summer, because average rainy days are 2 of 3 days during our stay in lourdes.

Visited June 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Lovely views but just an average tour”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Enjoyed the trip overall, and the vultures flying over the Pic were amazing, but sadly the walk at the top needed some attention. The summit was messy, and needed a tidy up. The very top had a mast with a derelict building, and the restaurant and toilets at the top of the funicular were not good. The toilets were disgusting. It attracts alot of tourists but got a bit crowded and rowdy with certain nationalities!!

Visited June 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice day out”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

well worth a visit with great views, tram up and down was a bygone day revisited, plenty information about the place when you get to the summit

Visited May 2014
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Vilnius, Lithuania
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Easy hike”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

The only one hiking place in Lourdes.
We took a funicular to get up and hiked down, on the way down we also got on the hill with 3 crosses... just a normal hike, nothing special.
The funicular was built around 1900, so it's old, very old...if you're not a fan of old vehicles and height the journey might me a bit stressful. I'm gad i didn't have to take it to get down.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank argiedre
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Manchester, Vermont
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013

A beautiful place to visit. Too bad we had rain! A little too linear. Fantastic scenery! It looks like the lord of the rings at times when there in no other tourists.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Charles W
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