Between February 11 and July 16, 1858, the Virgin Marie is said to have appeared 11 times to 14 year old Bernadette Soubirous in the Masabielle Grotto. For more than a century, the sanctuaries welcome pilgrims in search of spiritual inspiration and comfort.
When coming to Lourdes on a pilgrimage you will visit a complex of religious sites including the Basilica Notre Dame of the Rosary, the Massabielle grotto, the Basilica of Immaculate Conception; the Church of Ste. Bernadette; the Crypt; the Basiclica of St. Pius X and other sites associated to Bernadette’s life. Masses and processions take place daily. Situated at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains, Lourdes makes also an ideal point from which to visit grandiose natural sites like the Pic du Midi, the Cirque de Gavarnie, the Pont D’Espagne and the National Park of the Pyrennes home to a unique fauna and flora.
For the more energetic travelers there are biking and hiking trails through verdant valleys and up mountain paths that beg to be explored. To complement your stay in Lourdes, consider also a spa treatment at one of the many natural thermal spas of the region. Lourdes can be reached by air - Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees airport; TGV train and by road.
Price starts from $625 per person.
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