The complex on the Pic du Midi in the high Pyrenees is an astronomical observatory, from which Nasa scientists mapped the surface of the moon for the Apollo landings.  It is also open to the public, which makes it the high point of a winter sports holiday in the jumble of ancient mountains between France and Spain. Only 19 guests can be accommodated overnight, with stargazing, conducted tours of the telescopes, and gourmet dining on the menu.

Pic du Midi, Pyrenees: Mission to a frozen fortress

Was such a lovely place, also got a tan in the snow which was hard to get my head around! Hope to go on a snowy holiday sometime soon and learn to Ski properly!

The complex on the Pic du Midi in the high Pyrenees is an astronomical observatory, from which Nasa scientists mapped the surface of the moon for the Apollo landings.  It is also open to the public, which makes it the high point of a winter sports holiday in the jumble of ancient mountains between France and Spain. Only 19 guests can be accommodated overnight, with stargazing, conducted tours of the telescopes, and gourmet dining on the menu.

Pic du Midi, Pyrenees: Mission to a frozen fortress

Was such a lovely place, also got a tan in the snow which was hard to get my head around! Hope to go on a snowy holiday sometime soon and learn to Ski properly!

Pic Du Midi, Hautes Pyrenees

Discover some of the most beautiful places on earth that should be included in your travel bucket list.

✈️ Photo aérienne de : Pic du Midi-de-Bigorre - Hautes-Pyrénées (65)

✈️ Photo aérienne de : Pic du Midi-de-Bigorre - Hautes-Pyrénées (65)

100 lieux magnifiques et incontournables en France à visiter absolument

Voilà pourquoi l’espèce humaine n’a rien de spécial

100 lieux magnifiques et incontournables en France à visiter absolument

Pic du midi, observatoire

Pic du midi, observatoire

Panorama Pic coupole T1m Pic du Midi  Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées

Panorama Pic coupole T1m Pic du Midi Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées

Pic du Midi. Observatory on the French Pyrenees

Observatory on the French Pyrenees

Le Pic du Midi tout près des étoiles !

Hautes-Pyrénées (65).

Le Pic du Midi tout près des étoiles !

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