Walking tour of Lourdes and its sanctuaries
with Sightseeing Tour in Things to do in the South of France
Whether you are a believer or not, you will be spiritually touched by this unique atmosphere that makes Lourdes so special and understand why more then 6 million people a year makes this journey to the far South town located at the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains. Explore the town and its narrow streets and trace the footsteps of Bernadette to reach her house where she lived until she left to Nevers. Visit the Museum and hear stories about the 18 times that Virgin Marie appeared to her.
You will be astonished by the beauty of Basilica of Immaculate Conception and the incredible size of the underground Basilica as well. You may be lucky to have the opportunity to attend a mess at the Sanctuary.
Walk through the grotto like all pilgrims and visit the location where the invalids and the sick people search the miracle of the bath at the waters of the blessed fountain!
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Sanctuary of Lourdes
Be spiritually impressed by the Basilicas of the Immaculate Conception, the Rosary Basilica, and the Underground Basilica
Feel the energy of the moving crowd towards the grotto.
Discover Lourdes's secret for being the world-famous first French shrine and the 3rd in the world.
• Transportation round trip from Toulouse • Private guide during the trip and throughout the day • Private walking guided tour for 2 hours
• Food • Any entrance feeLourdes is known worldwide as the 1st French sanctuary and the 3rd in the world, after the Vatican and Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico. Whether you are a believer or not, you will be enchanted by the unique atmosphere that makes Lourdes so special and understand why 6 million people a year make the journey to this quiet city at the foot of the Pyrenees. Explore with your guide the town of Lourdes and follow Bernadette's path, visit the house where she lived and the presbytery. Visit the sanctuary and listen to the stories of Mary's apparitions. The must-see A private visit is a personal way to discover Lourdes. Choose from morning or afternoon departure times Visit the sanctuary of Notre-Dame de Lourdes and choose to visit its thermal baths. Follow in Bernadette's footsteps and discover the history of Lourdes. What to Expect The visit begins in the square Dominique Peyramale, abbot of Lourdes, in the city centre of Lourdes. We will visit the small house from which Bernadette and her sister left on the morning of February 11th to collect dry wood in the cave for their home. Tracing Bernadette's path, we will visit the house where she was born and lived until the age of 10 before arriving at the presbytery where she was preparing for her First Communion at the time of the apparitions (a very nice place for a photo session with Bernadette's beautiful sculpture). Walking down the narrow street of the old town, we will arrive at the Sanctuary. Your guide will lead you through the steps to follow before visiting the cave as Bernadette did at the time. You will then go to the cave, your guide will show you the place where the Virgin Mary told Bernadette where to find the holy fountain. You will be able to pray inside the cave. If you wish, your guide will take you to the baths (please note that in high season this is not always possible during a day trip and no reservations can be made). Your guide will cross the bridge with you to help you light candles as Bernadette did. There, your guide will explain the 18 apparitions of Saint Mary. We will visit the four basilicas as well as the Crypt and the relic of Saint Bernadette. A fantastic trip for individuals and groups of Christians and non-Christians seeking spiritual awakening or healing. In this religious search, there will be no time for lunch and meals are not included. No transfer service to and from the hotel. If we have time, your guide will lead you to the entrance of the 14 stages of the cross, and the 15th, its resurrection. Hallelujah! Important information Starting point Place Peyramale, 65100 Lourdes, France Duration 2 h Detailed return information Shrines of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1 Avenue Mgr Théas, 65108 Lourdes, France Includes Professional Guide Local taxes Not included Food and Beverages Lunch Pick up and return to the hotel Transport to/from attractions Further information You will receive confirmation when you make your reservation Access for people with reduced mobility A minimum of 02 people per reservation is required bathing may not be possible in a day trip please advise This tour/activity is private. Only your group will participate.
- Duration: 2H50
- Minimum Age Required: Everyone & Wheelchair accessible
- Language: English, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Italian
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