Maison Paternelle de Ste-Bernadette


After Bernadette Soubirous experienced her visions, Lourdes’ abbot bought this house for her family. It’s still run by her descendants, and has a collection of memorabilia including family photos and a bed where Bernadette supposedly slept.

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