Welcome to Lourdes

Now known as the Sanctuaires Notre Dame de Lourdes, the grotto is considered one of the holiest sites in Christendom. Over six million people arrive in Lourdes every year hoping to be healed by the holy waters, but the modern town of Lourdes itself can feel rather dispiriting, with a tatty tangle of neon-signed hotels and souvenir shops selling everything from plastic crucifixes to Madonna-shaped bottles.

Outside the theme-park-like atmosphere of the town, you'll find some intriguing sites, including a hilltop castle and various humble abodes where Soubirous resided – which more than anything illustrate the many hardships the lower classes endured in the late 19th century.

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Lourdes activities

$63.46 Outdoor Activities

Canyoning en Parcours BLEU 3H - Canyon d'Hèas

In this 3-hour tour, you will have the opportunity to have a canyoning adventure in one of the most Hautes-Pyrenees beautiful places. Meet your guide in a centrally located place in Gedre and go to the fabulous place og Troumousse Circle. Your professional instructor will first introduce you to the environment and the canyoning equipment. Now it's time to start your canyoning experience in the Canyon d'Heas. Jump from the hills, abseiling under the waterfalls, secret spots discovering, you will fully explore the place in a small-group under the supervision of your highly qualified local guide which will guarantee personal attention and a safe adventure.

$52 Shore Excursions

Panoramic & Scenic Guernsey, the Little Chapel & Guernsey Pearl- Shore Excursion

You will be met at the port (after getting off the tender) by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned transportation ready to commence your scenic tour.This fantastic little 3 hour tour will take you on a scenic journey around the island of Guernsey.  During this tour there will be plenty of photo opportunities including a short stop to view Castle Cornet, you will be able to get off the coach for a few minutes to take some fantastic photographs of the famous castle before continuing the tour.The next stop will be a visit to the famous Little Chapel, a miniature church which is decorated exquistely with porcelain pottery, one of the most visited sites in Guernsey.  This minature church was built in 1914 with a plan to create a minature version of the famous grotto and basilica at Lourdes in France.  Here we will stop for approximately 30 minutes, you will be able to enter the Little Chapel, please be aware there are steeps and people with walking difficulties might find this difficult to do, there is an option to sit outside the Little Chapel if you cannot take the stairs.Just a couple of minutes walk from the Little Chapel is a beautiful little souvenir shop and the Clock makers, here we can spend a little time to admire the different clocks and also to souvenir shop if you wish.The tour will continue through the beautiful lanes of Guernsey on to the Guernsey Pearl, here we will stop for around 20 minutes, there is an option to buy refreshments and take in the views or have a look around the beautiful Pearls they have to offer.After this stop we will make our way to the German Fortifications built during World War II by occupying German forces, here the original bunkers are free to people to observe and experience whilst your driver guide gives you the history behind this most memorable period.At the end of the tour, you may either stay in the centre of town to souvenir shop or take lunch, or alternatively the tour will take you back to the port ready to catch your tender back to your cruise ship.THIS IS A SHARED TOUR

$50.77 Outdoor Activities

Via Ferrata Vertige De L'Adour in The Pyrenees

Via Ferrata in the Vertige de l’Adour is an experience that you can go through on your own or share with your family, friends or colleagues. Enjoy this family day out, birthday party, school trip, or team building whatever your fitness, ability or age are. Our certified mountain guides and rock climbing instructors will help and guide you through all the activities. Because your safety is our priority!Apart from this great adventure, we offer our guests free parking and a cup of tea or coffee upon their arrival.If you are coming along with your family, we also have an appropriate course for kids over 3 years old. The children will be looked after by our staff while parents are out! Please note, for children between 3 and 8 years old, the activity last about 45 minutes and between 2 and 3 hours for adults. This offer includes a small gift for the Viator clients.

$41.54 Tours & Sightseeing

Mobile Wifi Everywhere in Lourdes

Rent your personal 4G mobile hotspot, and enjoy internet where and when you want in Lourdes, share your memories instantly with your friends and family. Save on incredibly high data roaming coasts. You are unlimited. Absolutely unlimited data and you can share the connection with 10 WiFi enabled devices, simultaneously. Feel free to share it with your friends or family.The connection is ultra-fast if you are covered with 4G. If 4G is not available in your area, then you will be connected to the 3G+ or 3G network. You will receive your hotspot in a protective cover directly at your hotel or any place in Lourdes city centre.Just turn on the personal hotspot, on your WiFi enabled device (Smartphone, tablet, laptop or other), choose the hotspot's network name and you're connected. At the end of your rental, you just have to drop your package in any mailbox you can see! Ready to enjoy your stay in France!

$136 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfer Toulouse Airport to Lourdes

No more stress of finding a taxi or sharing a shuttle while arriving or departing from Toulouse for your spiritual or leisure trip to Lourdes. Just enter your details when you book online, pay in advance and then show your voucher to your driver when you land at Toulouse airport (TLS). Travel in a spacious private vehicle for up to 8 passengers. This is the best way while arriving or departing in the City of Toulouse. This is a private transfer only for you and your travel companions. The driver will be waiting at Toulouse airport (TLS) with the placard with your name.The transfer can be from Airport to Hotel or Hotel to Airport.

$31 Private & Custom Tours

Private Half-Day Guided Lourdes Walking Tour

Meet the guide at your Hotel and start your Pilgrimage Guided Tour of Lourdes. During these 3 hours enjoy a walking tour of the Sanctuary of Lourdes with your private local guide. You'll learn about the history of the Marian apparitions that happened to Saint Bernadette Soubirous during the 18th Century and visit the mains shrines of the Sanctuary, the Grotto as well as other locations that played an important part in Lourdes' history. On 16 July 1858, Soubirous visited the grotto for the last time and said: "I have never seen her so beautiful before." On 18 January 1860, the local bishop declared: "The Virgin Mary did appear indeed to Bernadette Soubirous."