Funiculaire du Pic du Jer Little Tourist train rides in Lourdes

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sunday 09:30 am - 05:00 pm

Closes at 05:00 pm

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Useful information

Location : À la montagne

Province : Hautes Pyrénées - Lourdes and Gave Valley

Services

  • Cash
  • Credit card accepted
  • English spoken
  • Groups
  • English
    • FUNICULAR OPERATION

      The funicular, from the Latin "funiculus" or "little string", was invented by the engineer Stephenson in 1825 who invented it to help steam locomotives cross the slopes of the English hills.

      A funicular is a mechanical lift equipped with vehicles traveling on sloping rails and whose traction is provided by a cable to overcome the slope of the terrain. The motor driving the cable is located in the upper station.

      The drive is generally provided by an electric motor coupled to a reduction gear setting the drive pulley in motion. The service brake (FS1) and safety brake (FS2) are found closest to the drive pulley.

      Most generally, a funicular runs on a single railway line which has a doubled section in the middle of the route for crossing vehicles. This is avoidance, it works without a moving needle thanks to the special arrangement of the axles of the vehicles.

      These are equipped with grooved wheels which guide the cabins on the continuous rail on the outside side of the siding, and flat wheels able to pass through the center of the switch on the rail on the inside side of the siding.

      This axle arrangement is reversed from one cabin to another, so the crossing works without human intervention, without risk of collision of the cabs or crossing of cables. On the Pic du Jer the type of avoidance is N ° 3.

      In the event that there is a break in the cable tie, large mechanical jaws located on the frame near the grooved wheels instantly grip the rails and thus stop the entire installation.


      SCHOOL:
      the number of children is necessary for the design of a price proposal.
      We apply free admission from 15 children. We have educational sheets, and we can organize tours for you. The price for the ascent of the funicular is 3.50€/child (under 17 years old)

      GROUPS:
      from 15 people, adults and children.

      PRIVATE EVENTS:
      seminars, birthdays, work meetings, family meals, cocktails. We offer a catering + funicular ride from 25€/person. We have a room with 50 seats.
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Traveller Reviews Funiculaire du Pic du Jer

4.5 sur 5 3038 reviews

  • John Walsh

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by John Walsh on 02/10/2023

    A must see sight while in lourdes for all ages. A short trip to the top to view outstanding scenery and relax in a cafe/ Bar which was good value for money. You can also walk up another 500/ 600 metres which is difficult for some people. But from the cross, even better views Enjoy.

  • Robert Lovrić

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Robert Lovrić on 07/08/2023

    It is impossible to describe it with words and pictures. This should be experienced firsthand. And believe me, you won't regret it. The funicular ticket is around €13 for an adult and less for a child. Of course, there is also a family card. And believe me, it's worth every cent. Unfortunately, we didn't visit everything because we didn't have time. Take 1 day just to go up there. You won't regret it

  • BradJill

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by BradJill on 25/04/2023

    This is a fun mountainside funicular built in 1900 and able to transport up to 80 passengers on a 1.1 km journey to the top of a mountain (950m). The ride is about 15 minutes and runs on a departure schedule, both directions, every 20 minutes. Return ticket prices were (€9 per adult) when we visited recently. They can be purchased at the ticket booth in the lower station. Beside the upper station there is a small restaurant, some short hikes around the forested area and countryside up at the peak. There is a grotto (not open when we visited) and cycling trail that starts just beside the restaurant before winding down down the mountainside. Loads of viewpoints. You can see Lourdes, valley below and Pyrenees Mountains from the mountaintop. Overall, this is a very enjoyable activity for those visiting Lourdes

Traveller Reviews Funiculaire du Pic du Jer

4.5 sur 5 757 reviews

  • "Toilet on pic du jer!"

    2 / 5 Reviews posted by Jalupaisla on 04/04/2024

    The views on that day were great. The funicular railway was excellent, however, the toilet facility was shocking to say the least. It is a portaloo which was obviously not being maintained and...

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  • "A good break during the pilgrimage. And a really wonderful one"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by 277MartinM (Guildford, United Kingdom) on 13/10/2023

    The Pic du Jer funicular is a brisk 20 minute walk from the center of Lourdes. For 13.50 euros it offer a frequent smooth ride up to 880 metres leaving a short 15 min climb to the top and experience...

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  • "Excellent way to spend a couple of hours!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by G8192OFjohnk on 24/09/2023

    Very friendly staff, great experience and tremendous views from the station at the top and the short walk to the summit.

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Ride around

Sentier du Pic du Jer

Sentier du Pic du Jer
Sentier du Pic du Jer

11 m - Aspin-en-Lavedan

Walking

Circuit n°14 - Lourdes - La montée du Pic du Jer

Circuit n°14 - Lourdes - La montée du Pic du Jer
Circuit n°14 - Lourdes - La montée du Pic du Jer

18 m - Aspin-en-Lavedan

Mountain bike

Circuit n°13 - Lourdes - La vallée de Batsurguère

Circuit n°13 - Lourdes - La vallée de Batsurguère
Circuit n°13 - Lourdes - La vallée de Batsurguère

93 m - Aspin-en-Lavedan

Mountain bike

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Funiculaire du Pic du Jer

Address

59 avenue Francis Lagardère
65100 Lourdes

GPS coordinates

43° 5'1.25"N, 0° 2'39.01"W

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