Enjoy stunning views from atop the Pyrenees, both by daytime and by night, at this World-class astronomical destination. A cable car from the town of La Mongie takes you almost 3km in altitude to the peak of the mountain which features luxurious accommodation, fine dining and of course big telescopes!
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Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.