1. France
  2. Midi-Pyrénées
  3. Lourdes
  4. Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes

Lourdes City and Sanctuary 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

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Explore one of the world's most spiritual cities on a 2.5-hour walking tour of Lourdes and visit the sanctuary that has become one of the most visited pilgrim sites in the world.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting times 9:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM
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Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the 3 basilicas and grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared 18 times
  • See the Cachot where the peasant girl Bernadette lived with her family
  • Find peace with a walk along the banks of the Gave de Pau River
Full description
Explore the city of Lourdes with a guide and learn more about the Marian apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the mid 19th century. Follow in the footsteps of the peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous. In the sanctuary, hear of the story of the 3 Basilicas from your guide. Then make your way to the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette before finally reaching the baths. Here is the sacred location which attracts pilgrims from all over the world in search of a cure for various ailments and illnesses. 

Go to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes on the banks of the Gave de Pau River and see the miracle water taps around the grotto. Listen to the story of the 18 apparitions of the Immaculate Conception of 1858 before going to the Underground Basilica, built to accommodate up to 22,000 pilgrims.

Experience the unique atmosphere that makes Lourdes so special.
Includes
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at (Square) Place Peyramale, 65100 Lourdes -City center, in front of the Monument of world war II

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please be advised that this tour includes some impressive images of pilgrims in search of a cure that may be disturbing for young children
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Product ID: 121614