First and foremost Lourdes, situated in the Department of Hautes-Pyrénées, is the second Catholic pilgrimage site in the world, after Rome. The sanctuaries of Lourdes welcome around six million people every year, who come from all over the world. This extraordinary place offers a highly emotional experience, surrounded by historic monuments.
A visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is a must if you pass through the town. You will find the Grotto, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and the Church of St. Bernadette. Monuments of the most incredible architecture in a spiritual, peaceful and soothing setting. Discover and explore the site, which is part of the town of Lourdes' heritage and culture. When you leave this place laden with history, you will have memories aplenty. This is one trip that will certainly not disappoint.
Lourdes is also an extremely charming town with lots to discover and a rich history. Scale the heights on a visit to the fortified castle overlooking the town. The ramparts offer a spectacular view of the town, the sanctuaries and the Pyrenees. Take a tour of the Pyrenean museum inside, which displays objects that recount the history of the Pyrenees to learn more about the region. If you are you a fan of museums why not stop off at the Wax Museum and discover the story of Bernadette Soubirous? It’s a vibrant and colourful place. If it’s nature and tranquillity you seek, take a walk around the Lourdes Lake, a tour in a pedal boat, canoe or on a paddleboard. Spend a day with the family in a preserved and relaxing setting: utter bliss for visitors of all ages.
A day visiting Lourdes will make your camping holiday in the Hautes-Pyrénées unforgettable.
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