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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$57.09 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

$6.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Soundwalkrs app: Montmartre Audio Walk

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sanctuaire Notre-Dame, Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrenees, OccitanieThis tour takes you around the famous neighborhood of Montmartre Duration: 6 minutes

$302.56 Cultural & Theme Tours

LOURDES (the grotto & the sanctuary) - Private Day-trip from PARIS

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Montparnasse Station, Paris, Ile-de-FranceBoarding for the train to LourdesDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Lourdes, Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrenees, Occitaniethe sanctuary and the grottoDuration: 3 hours

$47.95 Outdoor Activities

Izards and company

Discovery and observation of the fauna mountain dweller between the valley of Gaube and the valley of Marcadau, we shall be on the lookout for the big ungulates of our mountains. During this hike, for our most great pleasure, we take advantage of wintry conditions to follow the tracks of the local fauna, Izards, ibexes, owls, it is equipped with a long sight and with our snowshoes, that we shall leave to their search to learn it a little more on these animals which populate our mountains thanks to comments informed about your guide in mountain.We shall have to meet in the morning in front of our offices to Cauterets. Short route in vehicle of 15 minutes up to the starting point of the hike. Equipment and departure. First part of day in progress in snowshoes and hide(carriage) of the mountain izards in undergrowth. Arrived at the lake of Gaube and meal break. Return through the forest covered with snow before stopping in front of south slopes of the valley of Marcadau to observe ibexes. We shall enjoy all together of one delicious pie in blueberries. Return in the vehicle before returning to Cauterets late in the afternoon.

$503.77 Multi-day & Extended Tours

St Bernadette de Lourdes: Follow Her Footsteps in a 2-Day Tour

DAY 1:Meeting and assistance by our Office at Paris Montparnasse StationRound trip TGV TRAIN TICKET PARIS/LOURDES/PARIS in 2ND class (Bullet Train) 5 hours each wayDepart Paris @06.52 am arrive Lourdes @11.33 amMeeting and assistance at LOURDES TRAIN STATIONTransfer to your 3 STAR hotelLunch at the hotelAfternoon: 3 hour guided walking tour with the places associated with SAINT: The Bolly Mill she was born, the Cochot where she received her first Holy communion, the Parish she was baptized, the Grotto of the Apparitions, Basilica in her honor........The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes: This sanctuary is a destination for pilgrimage; sick pilgrims are reputed to be miraculously healed by Lourdes spring waters. The Domain includes the Grotto itself, the nearby taps which dispense the Lourdes water, and the offices of the Lourdes Medical Bureau, as well as several churches and basilicas. It comprises an area of 51 hectares and includes 22 separate places of worship.Dinner and overnight at hotelEvening Torchlight Procession of the Rosary: As early as 18th February 1858, the day of the third Apparition, one of the two people accompanying Bernadette carried a candle. After this, Bernadette herself always came with a candle. The iconic Lourdes Torchlight Procession was introduced in Lourdes in 1863. Now, every day at 9 p.m. pilgrims from all over the world carry a candle to the place of the apparitions. During the Procession, and depending on the day, the pilgrims recite the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful or Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.  The procession always takes place regardless of the weather.About St Bernadette of Lourdes:Saint Bernadette of Lourdes was the firstborn daughter of a miller from Lourdes and came to be venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. She has become best known for the 18 Marian apparitions of a "young lady" who asked for a chapel to be built at the nearby cave-grotto at Massabielle where apparitions are said to have occurred between 11 February and 16 July 1858. She would later receive recognition when the lady who appeared to her identified herself as the Immaculate Conception. DAY 2: Buffet breakfast @hotelOptional Mass at the GrottoFree time for prayers and contemplationOptional opportunity for the sick to take part in the MIRACULOUS BATHSLunch @hotel or Lunch box for the train01:30 pm Transfer to LOURDES TRAIN STATION02:18 pm Train to PARIS07:08 pm Arrive to Paris Montparnasse Station End of tour.