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“Picturesque”
Review of Pic du Jer

Pic du Jer
Ranked #5 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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We really enjoyed the funicular ride up to the pic du jet in Lourdes. I love how the funicular is old style and vintage. The trip up the hill has a breathtaking view ......it looks like a picture from a museum...the quietness and the beauty when the sky is so clear is simply indescribable. The walk up to the top of the hill and next to the cross is very easy and enjoyable. The air is so fresh and inspiring. Suitable for kids, even pets are allowed. Highly recommend it for Lourdes visitors and for real world detachment.

Thank Xena1982
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Takes you to a high point which allows amazing views of Lourdes and surrounding mountains. The journey in the vennicular train was also quite an experience.

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

It's a nice walk to the cable car, great ride up and the views are spectacular - well worth the effort. Cafe and loos at the top with not much else but just great to relax and take in the views.

1  Thank Helen C
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Breath-taking views of a wonderful place, from where one can see the whole of Lourdes. Simply fantastic! The trip with the funiculaire is a great experience!

1  Thank ecurmi
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Brilliant panoramic views when we got to the top after a breathtaking cable car ride. Not for the faint hearted!!but worth it when you got there.

2  Thank kay P
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