Lourdes

By / 27th February, 2019 / Major tourist location, Summer, Winter / No Comments

Lourdes, a source of inspiration

Cosmopolitan and benevolent, Lourdes is located at the gateway to the Gaves Valley. Known as a place of spirituality and brotherhood, it receives 6 million travelers every year from all continents. These pilgrims come to meditate and contemplate the cave of Massabielle, where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858, forever changing the destiny of the city. Lourdes has a rich natural and cultural heritage: the Sanctuary, the Castle, the Pic du Jer and the lake… It is also the starting point for many walks.…

Discover the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes

Located on the banks of the Gave de Pau, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes welcomes pilgrims and visitors from all over the world throughout the year. Live an unforgettable experience by discovering this site unique in the world.

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Le Pic du Jer

The Pic du Jer, which overlooks the city, is accessible by a more than 100-year-old funicular that takes you near the summit at an altitude of 900 metres in a few minutes. At your arrival, a walking trail will lead you to the summit; you will discover a unique viewpoint offering a 360° view of Lourdes, Tarbes, Pau, the Argelès-Gazost valley and the Pyrenean peaks. In Lourdes, the VTTists are not outdone! Home of international mountain bike competitions, the Pic du Jer offers three tracks of different levels.