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Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes

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Address: 1 Avenue Monsiegneur Theas, 65108 Lourdes, France
Phone Number: (056) 242-7878
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If you are a Catholic, you should go here at least once in your life

I try to go to Lourdes once a year on pilgrimage if i can. This year i went for 4 days. Flew into Toulouse from Amsterdam, and rented a car. From there to Lourdes is about 1 hour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I try to go to Lourdes once a year on pilgrimage if i can. This year i went for 4 days. Flew into Toulouse from Amsterdam, and rented a car. From there to Lourdes is about 1 hour 45 minutes. The town is basically a Catholic tourist trap, with hundreds of shops selling anything a good Catholic might want to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is the heart of any trip to Lourdes. In the midst of large crowds you feel a special calmness and peacefulness. Even if your not that religious it still holds a sense of restfulness. Some people enjoy quiet walks across the river on the prairie especially if the weather is really good.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I was born in Lourdes Hospital and spent my childhood in a town nearby. My father was actually working for the Sanctuaries and I went there a huge amount of times. I am not a massive believer but I've gotta admit, I always feel something when I see "La Grotte" with Marie Bernadette overlooking at it. If you're traveling to... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We went to the Shrine (Domain) every day for different activitys and managed to complete everything we set out to do in the week we were there.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The sanctuary at the Basilica and all the Holy places are great to visit, a spiritually enriching experience. Getting around Lourdes in a car is penance indeed! One way roads that change direction every 2 weeks or so, so confuse the GPS totally. We could not find 1 bridge to cross the right way to get to the hotel! Outside... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my visit to the Sanctuary as much as any other church in Europe. It is a beautiful structure made even more so by its positioning on the small bluff above the river and the Grotto. Some churches can't match on the inside what they've created on the outside. But, this one has both. It is well worth the... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Very peaceful place, could be visited as a couple, with friends and/or family. Spiritual, inspiring, relaxing, peaceful and calm place. Helpful meditation cure and break from our busy lives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I feel very good spiritually after the visit. I arrived Lourdes just in time to join the procession at 9 PM. For an average Friday night we had hundreds (may be a thousand) of people in the procession. People came from all over the world saying the Rosary and singing Ave Maria in the well organized procession with lighted candles... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This place is awesome, you see people from every country and different religions that reunite in a very spiritual experience, I would like to come back again !!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A group of 49 pilgrims visited here for 5 days. The work the people have done to remove the ravages of the floods is great. The new benches are lovely and curved and made of wood. Much kinder to your bottom in the early hours of the morning. Well done all.

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