Sightseeing route in Lourdes

Lourdes

【City description】

There is a legend that the Virgin Mary appeared in this town 18 times and presented a miracle spring that cures the illness. So, it is the famous catholic pilgrimage spot and about 6 million people visit every year. The parade of candles takes place every night between April and October. We can see the Pyrenees Mountains from the station and find the beautiful town view from the castle on a rock.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★★☆

【Time required】

 4 h 30

【Budget】

 9.50 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★☆☆

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①Lourdes station

Gare de Lourdes

★Go to Gare Avenue in front of the station and go through a roundabout to go to Pau St. Go down the street with an elevator and stairs. At end, you arrive at Grotte Boulevard. It takes 15 minutes by walk.



②Parent’s House of Sainte-Bernadette

Maison Paternelle Sainte-Bernadette

Time required: 40 min / Admission fee: 2 euros

Opening hour: 9 am – 12 h 15 / 2 h 15 pm – 6 pm between April and October, February

Close: other months

★Continue to walk on the boulevard and enter the sanctuary area. It takes 10 minutes.



③Saint Pie X Basilic

Basilique Saint Pie X

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 am – 10 pm

Close: No

④Notre Dame of Rosaire Basilic

Basilique Notre Dame du Rosaire

Time required: 40 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 am – 10 pm

Close: No

★Go to a path on the right of the basilic. It takes 5 minutes.



⑤Cave of Massabielle

Grotte de Massabielle

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Leave the area from the gate of Saint-Joseph and go to Bernadette Soubirous Avenue. Pass a bridge and go to Grotte St. turn left at a crossroad and turn left at the first crossroad. It takes 20 minutes by walk.



⑥Fortress Castle and Pyrenees Museum

Château Fort Musée Pyrénéen

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 7.50 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm (until 7 pm in summer)

Close: Monday, 1/1, 11/1, 11/11, 12/25

You can visit by an elevator.

★Go to Baron Dupart St when you leave the castle. When you arrive at a square, go to Eglise St.



⑦Proissiale Church

Église Proissiale

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 h 30 am – 7 pm

Close: No

★Return to the square and turn right to go to Saint-Pierre St. When you arrive at a roundabout, turn right. It takes 15 minutes.



【Goal】

Lourdes station

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