Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, Lourdes

Surrounding the Catholic Grotto, Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes is a pilgrimage destination, especially for the sick. Also known as the Domain, the area serves several functions, including devotional activities, offices, and accommodations for sick pilgrims and their helpers. The Domain’s 51 hectares (126 acres) include the Grotto itself, nearby faucets that dispense the water of Lourdes, reputed for its miraculous healing power, and the offices of the Lourdes Medical Bureau. The Domain offers 22 separate places of worship, including a number of churches and basilicas. For Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and beyond, use our Lourdes day trip planning website to get the most from your Lourdes vacation.
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  • Very nice visit. We're not believers, but we've learned a lot. The path of the cross is to be made (prepare your legs it climbs). Beautiful sanctuary with a beautiful basilica. In short beautiful ride.
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  • August is perhaps the best time to visit. yes, because the turnout, at least on the day I was there, isn't so annoying as to ruin your visit. Composed of 3 levels. In the lower one the church is enriched with mosaics. Pay attention to the times of the masses that prevent the visit.
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  • It was such an spiritual experience. The Sanctuary is such a serene, calming and peaceful place where one looks for healing, going to the bath, asking for forgiveness/blessing and for being thankful. ...  more »
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  • It was amazing to see so many sick pilgrims there seeking the miraculous healing from Lourdes Water. The evening Candle Light Procession was a thrilling event to participate or watch indeed. I have got a few photos here..
  • A place full of good energy where your prayer makes sense. This is the place where in 1858 the Virgin Mary, mother fo Jesus, revealed herself to Bernadette, a little 14y old girl, as the Immaculate Conception. Until today you can feel the presence of Jesus, heaven, blessing, Holy Spirit - however you name it: God is here. Come, experience and take God home in your heart! Make your personal conversion.
  • The sanctuary is a fascinating place to visit even if you are not Catholic. The town is quite commercialised but it is really tranquil inside, even during peak summer season. Queue to see the cave wasn't that long, everything moved pretty quickly. The whole sight can be visited in a few hours if you aren't visiting for religious reasons.
  • A peaceful place of worship. The peak season is from March to October... but it is better to visit in November. You will have the entire sanctuary for yourself. Sanctuary stays open through out the year 24/7. There are holy masses on all days, make sure to check the timings online. Wheelchair access is available for people with difficulty...do check the option on their website and register for the same. Sanctuary is walkable from the railway station or you can wait for the bus.
  • Very beautiful Cathedral. Very holy and spiritual place to be at. Alot of pilgrims coming here during the week. Staff is very helpful and friendly to everyone. Alot of masses offered during the day. Bathrooms available for free. Plenty masses and special services here for pilgrims. Grotto is very beautiful and the churches are all beautifully built.
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