Visit Lourdes: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Lourdes
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes
Packed into this world-famous pilgrimage site are 22 individual places of worship. The various basilicas surrounding Rosary Square are exquisite – complete with stained-glass windows and Venetian mosaics. In the grotto, where Mary was said to have first appeared, prayers can be offered and an atmosphere of silent devotion prevails.
Pont d’Espagne
In the shadow of the impressive Vignemale mountain – the highest in the Pyrenees – perches the humble Pont d’Espagne that gives the area its name. This small bridge that nonchalantly strides the gushing ravine below once connected France and Spain, and was a famous stopping point for 19th-century travellers. Still popular, the area is perfect for walking, hiking and contemplating nature.
The Pic du Jer Viewpoint
Unbeatable panoramas of the Pyrenees are on offer from the abandoned observatory at the top of Pic du Jer. A 6-minute funicular ride will sweep you up to near the summit, where a short 15-minute hike in the crisp mountain air will lead you to the viewpoint. For the bold, get ready to mountain-bike the trail back down.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

8
Very Good
If your purpose in visiting Lourdes is to see the Grotto and to find some sort of meaning, then you have come to the right pace. Despite the ubiquitous kitsch and concrete, there's something genuinely sweet about Lourdes. The surrounding mountains and countryside are beautiful.
susan
Spain
March 22, 2017
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Very Good
I went out of season which suited my propose for the visit . I will go back in the summer to get a different experience
Karen
United Kingdom
March 8, 2017
10
Exceptional
Lourdes was a brilliant stay scenery was brilliant it was easy to get around all the people in the shops and the locals were nice and would help with directions.its a must see for anybody will be going again.thank you lourdes
John
Ireland
March 25, 2017
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Exceptional
Lourdes is much more than a religious experience, set in hills it is a delightful place. But, of course Lourdes' attractiveness really comes to the fore for Catholics and other believers
David
United Kingdom
March 23, 2017
10
Exceptional
difficult to explain,on one hand a major religious centre,on the other a historical town in the foothills of the pyrenees
RICHARD
United Kingdom
March 14, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Lourdes

Hôtel Paradis

8.5 Very Good

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$62

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Grand Hôtel Gallia & Londres

8.8 Excellent

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$106

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Hôtel Continental

8.3 Very Good

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$47

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Hôtel Roissy

8.5 Very Good

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Hôtel Panorama

8.2 Very Good

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Hôtel Saint Sauveur

8.2 Very Good

Score from 452 reviews

$41

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Hôtel Padoue

8.7 Excellent

Score from 412 reviews

$71

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Grand Hôtel Moderne

9 Wonderful

Score from 158 reviews

$126

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Hôtel La Solitude

8.2 Very Good

Score from 517 reviews

$72

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I was at the Grotto and suddenly had a kidney stone attach and the people at the Sanctuary clinic took care of me immediately and called the hospital for an ambulance. The Lourdes hospital staff were very efficient and started the tests immediately. It is very important to carry an ID card and the European Health Insurance Card with you, if you are an EU citizen. I am so grateful to the hospital and clinic staff.

It's a wonderful experience visiting Lourdes especially the Grotto where our Lady appeared to Saint Bernadette. I highly recommend the holy bath.

The history and significance for those with deep religious beliefs

Of course the most tranquil place is at the Grotto.

GO in December or rather avoid July to September.

relaxation in beautiful surroundings.

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why are the monuments in Lourdes noteworthy?

A lovely statue of the Virgin Mary.

The Rosary Chapel.

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