Funiculaire du Pic du Jer

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm

Opens at 10:00 am

Opening hours subject to change depending on the health context

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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 2044 reviews

  • Hanoch Ben-David

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Hanoch Ben-David on 05/05/2022

    A magnificent way to arrive to the pick of the mountain and get amazing view of the surrounding area. You can return by foot of do the downhill bicycle ride.

  • Alan Byrne

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Alan Byrne on 29/10/2021

    Well worth a trip. Beautiful views . Good day out . Pay for food at the bottom though as the cafe can be busy at the top .

  • Dorothy Beal

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Dorothy Beal on 10/05/2022

    Enjoyed ride with lunch special ticket, kind lady at ticket office suggested combined ticket saved us money.

Traveller Reviews Funiculaire du Pic du Jer

4.5 sur 5 723 reviews

  • "Unforgettable views"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by rebeccasGLUTARAMA (Bedford, United Kingdom) on 12/04/2022

    An absolute must if you are in the area of Lourdes. We picked a lovely day, not too hot but clear skies (a must for the best views) You don't have to be a thrill seeking biker to appreciate this...

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  • "nice view"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Imparatul (Italy) on 10/11/2021

    Very nice place but a bit expensive for what it offers. It has a wonderful view on top, but with children you have to be very careful....there is no fence or anything else for protection in front of...

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  • "Don’t bother"

    2 / 5 Reviews posted by lordm_12 (Jersey, United Kingdom) on 23/09/2021

    The funicular is okay but during the 10 minute ride the views are limited. The cafe at the top is run down. The views of Lourdes are too distant to be worthwhile. The views of the Pyrenees are...

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Address

59 avenue Francis Lagardère
65100 Lourdes

GPS coordinates

43° 5'1.25"N, 0° 2'39.01"W

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