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This place is solemn. Everyone comes to pray and masses are offered. Be patient and follow the queue to get your turn to see the grotto face to face and touch the miraculous water flowing continuously on a rock. This place is so good for...More
This is one of the best places I have ever visited. The spirituality and calmness emanating from the Grotto is a unique experience.
The simplicity of the Grotto is beautiful also with no adornment, just the statue of Our Lady and a simple altar.
We stopped at Lourdes in the way back from a holiday in the Pyrenees. We are not catholic but was intrigued by what we’d heard. The city it self was rather quiet and shops were closed down, probs lay as this is off peak. But...More
You have to queue for a short while to see this - there are some 6 million visitors every year. It is good to see the site that made Lourdes into the city. There are many tourist shops to get memorabilia
You may have seen thousands of pictures of this humble grotto where the Lady appeared to a simple girl and introduced herself as the Immaculate Conception. But the experience of being there is entirely different and moving. with hundreds of devotees kneeling in prayer, sick...More
This is ideal for anyone seeking a sanctuary and also anyone interested in history. The view leading to the grotto is scenic and the river gave is flowing freely. The grotto itself is situate somewhere in a corner behind. The magnificent Basillica welcomes you from...More
We arrived with no expectations and found the grotto to be a powerful and moving experience - and that’s from 2 non religious people! The candlelight procession was also very moving and a pleasure to be part of. The entire area is beautifully done and...More