Lourdes

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Lourdes showing night scenes and performance art as well as a large group of people

This serene mountain town has rustic charm and natural beauty and is the site of one of Europe’s most famous divine encounters.

Venture beneath the magnificent 19th-century church in Lourdes and into the grotto where a young woman encountered the Virgin Mary. Look around the house where she lived and travel to a nearby vantage point to enjoy spectacular mountain scenery.

Start your Lourdes visit at the Sanctuaires Notre-Dame on the south bank of the Gave de Pau. In the small cave beneath the Basilique du Rosaire, 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous reported that she was visited by the Virgin Mary 18 times. Leave a candle near the entrance, join the Mass in the grotto or stand in line to bathe in the marble bathtubs filled with Lourdes waters.

No visit to the grotto is complete without also witnessing the beautiful church aboveground. This was completed in 1899 in a Romano-Byzantine style. Admire the three tall spires that dominate the exterior. Step inside to see the interior walls decorated with exquisite mosaics.

Follow the river east to the Maison Paternelle de Ste-Bernadette. This rickety home was bought for Bernadette and her family by Lourdes’ abbot after her visions. Today it is a museum run by her descendants with a range of artifacts including photos and the bed where she slept.

Leave the sprawling streets to visit the Pic du Jer mountain peak just south of town. Tackle the 3-hour hike to this natural lookout or choose the shorter funicular ride. Experienced bikers can attempt the steep trail. Reach the summit for breathtaking views back across town and toward the giant Central Pyrenees. Make a gentle stroll back down.

Lourdes is a small town in southern France, approximately 28 miles (45 kilometers) southeast of Pau and an 8-hour drive south of Paris. Because it attracts millions of pilgrims annually, you will find numerous accommodations with hotels to suit all budgets. Sit in small cafés or eat at some of the excellent hotel restaurants that are often open to people staying elsewhere.

Experience one of Europe’s most beautiful pilgrimage locations at Lourdes.

Majestic
Majestic
3 out of 5
The price is AU$62 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
Located in the heart of Lourdes, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Eglise Paroissiale du Sacré Coeur, Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and Massabielle ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (390 reviews)
"Hotel location is perfect for people who want to use public transportation. The staff were very nice and helpful. Bed and pillows were good. I will recommend this hotel to my friend and my family."

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2021

Majestic
Belfry Spa by Ligne St Barth
Belfry Spa by Ligne St Barth
5 out of 5
The price is AU$322 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Located near the slopes, this Lourdes hotel is situated next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Lourdes Wax Museum, Basilica of Our Lady of the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (256 reviews)
"Nice hotel, rooms need refreshing, more a 4* then a 5*, good breakfast"

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2021

Belfry Spa by Ligne St Barth
Hotel Saint Sauveur
Hotel Saint Sauveur
3 out of 5
9 Rue Sainte Marie, Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrenees
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The price is AU$101 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Basilica of St. Pius X and Massabielle Grotto. Pic du Jer and Pont d'Espagne are also within ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (242 reviews)
"The hotel is clean and well maintained. Really close to the Grotto. There is a souvenir shop downstairs. Staff are courteous."

Reviewed on 10 Dec. 2021

Hotel Saint Sauveur
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Zenitude Hôtel - Résidences L'Acacia Lourdes
Zenitude Hôtel - Résidences L'Acacia Lourdes
3 out of 5
1 A Chemin de Lannedarré, Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrenees
The price is AU$69 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
Located in the heart of Lourdes, this golf residence is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Miracles of Lourdes and Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. Massabielle ...
4/5 Very Good! (486 reviews)
"Need climatization for night"

Reviewed on 20 Aug. 2020

Zenitude Hôtel - Résidences L'Acacia Lourdes
Appart'hôtel Saint Jean
Appart'hôtel Saint Jean
2 out of 5
The price is AU$80 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
Situated near the airport, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Lourdes Wax Museum, Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and Massabielle Grotto. Château ...
4/5 Very Good! (512 reviews)
"Pleasant and good service"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

Appart'hôtel Saint Jean
Residence Le Soleil
Residence Le Soleil
3 out of 5
The price is AU$76 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.
Situated on the riverwalk, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Chateau Fort Pyreneen Museum, Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Basilica of Our ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (342 reviews)
"staff very nice,very clean ,walkable.....near everywhere ,easy to go to The Grotte"

Reviewed on 29 Sep. 2019

Residence Le Soleil
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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