Chateau Fort of Lourdes, Lourdes

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#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Hautes-Pyrenees
Strategically placed at the entrance to the seven valleys of the Lavedan, Chateau Fort of Lourdes is an ancient fortress with origins dating back to Roman times. At the foot of the 14th-century keep lies the botanical garden with its unique miniatures. Look for the altar from Saint-Pierre de Lourdes, which has been relocated to the chapel. Discover the history of the Pyrénées through the large collection at the on-site museum. On display are locally made furniture and ceramics from the 18th century, traditional costumes and tools, and a shepherd’s hut. Use our Lourdes itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Chateau Fort of Lourdes and other attractions in Lourdes.
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  • August 17, 2017
    On its rocky peak, the Millennium site was Castle medieval fortress, Castle and Castle prison Museum, it dominates the city of Lourdes and offers an exceptional panorama of the Pyrenees, the city and the shrines. Splendid and informative... Continue with the ticket PASS: Castle / Museum Pyrenean + Pic of Jer 16 euros and its century-old funicular! PRAY to the Lord that ascension 1000 meters is fine... PHEW we arrived... and it's beautiful. Good ride.
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  • August 16, 2017
    I photographed it closely and far is precious! It is well signposted tour inside the Castle, it is varied, there are interesting exhibitions and some models of different lugares(varios de España) in the garden. The fare is very correct. There is only a small defect that because I sent the official website as at the top of the Tower, after climbing the stairs, you can't do pictures since the protection plates are striped and spotted. Otherwise I loved.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It does not come to Lourdes for the Castle but this helps round out the day and move away a few hours of the shrines. You have 2 paid parking at 50 m from the Castle. We had the room in the middle of August and this avoids going through the shopping streets that spoils the image of the scene. Parking close to the tourist office and another between the small ditches Street and the street of the village. Side visit children to retain a good memory through the puzzles to get. For adults: to remember the Pyrenean Museum and point of view.
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