Porte de la Crypte


Connects the Basilique Supérieure with the Chemin de Croix (Way of the Cross).

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3. Grotte de Massabielle

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Underneath the soaring spires of the Basilique Supérieure is the fabled Grotte de Massabielle, where people queue for hours to enter and take a blessed…

4. Porte St-Michel

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This gate into the sanctuary is the first you'll reach when approaching from across the river (where you'll find the majority of lodging and dining…

5. Porte St-Joseph

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By evening or early morning (when the Porte St-Michel is closed), this is the most convenient access to the sanctuary.

6. Sanctuaires Notre Dame de Lourdes

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The spiritual centre of Lourdes is the subterranean grotto where Bernadette Soubirous is believed to have experienced her visions in 1858. From the Porte…

7. Château Fort

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Lourdes’ imposing castle stands on a sheer hill just behind the town. There’s been a stronghold here since Roman times, but the present building combines…

8. Moulin de Boly

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Bernadette was born in this millhouse on 7 January 1844, one year after the marriage of her parents Louise Castérot and François Soubirous. She lived here…