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Lourdes Office de tourisme
Place Peyramale Lourdes
65100

Tel:+33 (0)5 62 42 77 40
Fax:+33 (0)5 62 94 60 95

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Lourdes was made famous by Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 who saw eighteen visions of the Virgin Mary in a cave near the town.  Since then Lourdes has been a place of pilgrimage as important to the Catholics as Mecca is to the Muslims.  Lourdes still draws approximately 5 million visitors per year.  Once you've fought your way past the souvenir shops head to the Grotte de Massabielle - site of the apparitions.

Lourdes is a useful stopover if you are en-route to the Parc National des Pyrenees which comprises some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe.  For walking maps and information head to the Park Office at Cauterets or Luz-St-Saveur.  Alternatively the Vallee des Gaves with its mountain streams and rivers is equally stunning and on your doorstep!

What to See - Lourdes Attractions

Walking & cycling in Vallee des Gaves
Lourdes office de tourisme, Place Peyramale, Lourdes 65100
mountain streams and superb scenery not to be missed
| Opening Times: Oct-Easter | Tel: +33 (0)5 62 42 77 40

Pic du Jer on funicular railway
blvd d'Espagne, Lourdes 65100
superb vistas of Lourdes and central Pyrenees
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Easter-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)5 62 94 00 41

Château Fort
rue du Bourg, Lourdes 65100
displays of folk art and tradition
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mar-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)5 62 42 37 37

Musee de Lourdes
Parking de L'Egalité, Lourdes 65100
the life and history of Lourdes and her famous daughter St Bernadette
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)5 62 94 28 00

Musee Grevin
87 rue de la Grotte, Lourdes 65100
Wax musuem depicting events in the lives of Jesus and St Bernadette
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-mid Nov | Tel: +33 (0)5 62 94 28 00

Moulin de Boly & Maison Paternelle St Bernadette
12 rue Bernadette Soubirous, Lourdes 65100
St Bernadette's birthplace and the house where she lived after she saw the apparitions
| Opening Times: Daily

Grottes de Betharram
St-Pe-de-Bigorre, Lourdes 65100
rides on boats & train through this vast underground cave
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Feb-Mar (pms only); Mar-Oct:daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 62 41 80 04