Musée de Lourdes
Château Fort Elevator
This free lift takes you up to the castle from rue Baron Duprat.
In 1857 Bernadette Soubirous’ family fell on hard times and were forced to move to this dingy prison, where they lived communally in a...
Since the 1920s, Château Fort has housed the Musée Pyrénéen, which displays local artefacts and folk art.
O Piment Rouge
Dining out can be decidedly hit-and-miss in Lourdes, which makes this delightful eatery a doubly good find. It serves up delicacies from...
11 rue de l’Égalité · interesting places nearby
Musée de Lourdes information
The kitsch factor is high at this whimsical museum near the cemetery. On a 40-minute self-guided audio tour (during which you'll receive a small portable boombox rather than headphones), you'll get an overview of Lourdes' life circa 1858, with life-size mannequins and their recreated work/living environments telling about the toil of the baker, the blacksmith, the miller, and so on. Kids will undoubtedly get a kick out of it.