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Religious Site
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Surrounding the Catholic Grotto, Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes is a pilgrimage destination, especially for the sick. Also known as the Do
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Religious Site
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Religious Site
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The story of Bernadette Soubirous is unique, but its spiritual approach can also be combined with a cultural and historical perspective, which will help to appreciate the spirit of Lourdes.Compared to standard city tours, this tour includes a visit to the medieval castle of Lourdes.The guide will adapt to your preferences and make your trip to Lourdes a unique and unforgettable experience.
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History Museum
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Strategically placed at the entrance to the seven valleys of the Lavedan, Chateau Fort of Lourdes is an ancient fortress with origins dating
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Lourdes

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Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums · Churches
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It is part of the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Occitanie region in south-western France. Prior to the mid-19th century, the town was best known for the Château fort de Lourdes, a fortified castle that rises up from a rocky escarpment at its center.In 1858 Lourdes rose to prominence in France and abroad due to the Marian apparitions seen by the peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous, who was later canonized. Shortly thereafter the city with the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes became one of the world's most important sites of pilgrimage and religious tourism. Today Lourdes hosts around six million visitors every year from all corners of the world. This constant stream of pilgrims and tourists transformed quiet Lourdes into the second most important center of tourism in France, second only to Paris, and the third most important site of international Catholic pilgrimage after Rome and the Holy Land. As of 2011, of French cities only Paris had more hotel capacity. Plan your tour of Lourdes and France travel itinerary using our France trip itinerary planning site.

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