Sights & landmarks in Lourdes

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  • tlynn63
    Cincinnati, OH706 contributions
    I did not know what to expect entering into the area. It is a lovely area and fairly large. We were able to go into the church and then walked to the grotto where there were chairs in front. We got in line so we could touch the water on the stone wall. Inside you can buy a vial for the holy water if you wish to take some home with you. We sat on a bench and observed for awhile. Before 9:00 people began to gather in lines in front of the church each with a candle with paper cone. The numerous stores outside the Sanctuarie were selling them but we bought ours inside. An long procession began at 9:00 where everyone walked around listening to scripture.
    At the end everyone returned to outside the church. The procession was over at 10:00. It was very impressive and touching although I did not understand the French language. I felt it was a once in a lifetime experience.
    Written June 16, 2022
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  • ThierryD1
    Mesa, AZ323 contributions
    We went all family for a great moment, with God, with Jesus and all handicapped friends…we prayed all of us in only one way of Christian lives…
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • explore_with_may
    Philippines829 contributions
    1000-year-old fortress which has never been conquered and is home to the Musee Pyrneneen. The exhibits are interesting, but what really impressed me were the views from the fort -- you especially get a great view of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes from here. Entrance fee is EUR 7.50. I suggest taking the elevator to go up and then walk down (its a bit steep).
    Written June 17, 2022
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  • Federica P
    Montreal, Canada17 contributions
    I suggest visitors sign up at the info session to join with a guide. The guide is usually a priest or deacon and is able to explain the stations. At each station there is a prayer.
    Arriving at the end of the stations there is a rock which portrays the rock that closed Christ’s tomb. Pilgrims leave their rosaries along with their prayers.
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • Federica P
    Montreal, Canada17 contributions
    This is an enormous space built under ground.
    Simply incredible to see the enormity of the space - and to imagine that it fills in during peak season.
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • Federica P
    Montreal, Canada17 contributions
    Strongly suggest to sign up with the information center for the tour of Bernadette’s living quarters and life. If you understand French, take the session with the Deacon François, he’s wonderful! Full of energy and lively for an elderly man.
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • explore_with_may
    Philippines829 contributions
    Imposing structure at the sanctuary of our Lady of Lourdes. Larger of the churches on the sanctuary grounds.
    Written June 17, 2022
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  • explore_with_may
    Philippines829 contributions
    The smaller of the churches in the sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. It sits on top of the Grotto of Massabielle. Don't forget to visit it after the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary.
    Written June 17, 2022
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  • Federica P
    Montreal, Canada17 contributions
    The crypt is a small somber space located underneath the Basilica de l’Immaculée Conception. There is a prayer area with some seating.
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • explore_with_may
    Philippines829 contributions
    It is the former prison where St. Bernadette and her family lived when she saw the apparitions. Basically just a room but you can imagine how hard life was for St. Bernadette and her family living here. Entrance is free and the line to get in may be long (and could get noisy) depending on whether you will be catching the tail end of a tour group.
    Written June 17, 2022
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  • Chris E
    Gloucester, UK278 contributions
    We traveled toward the end of May and arrived on the back of a visit to the body of St Bernadette in Nevers, it was quieter than we expected which was a nice surprise given it is the second most visited catholic site second only to the Vatican. The structure, architecture enhanced by the magnitude of the story could be overwhelming even if you are not overly religious or catholic. I was touched by what i felt and seeing the hundreds of volunteers give their time to push wheelchairs and offer ill people to the healing baths and places of worship including this. Well worth a visit if not to reinvest in the good side of humanity, an emotional and beautiful experience and if like me you are an keen photographer, wonderful opportunities abound.
    Written June 16, 2019
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  • Oasis96
    Glasgow, UK374 contributions
    If your are following Bernadettes story then you should visit here.
    A short visit, but an interesting one.

    Written October 19, 2019
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  • fox555
    Paris, France228 contributions
    Top class-lovely place to eat and drink and while away some time writing postcards! Service is excellent and I particularly liked the shrimps and pate I had.
    Written February 6, 2015
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  • annminky
    United States1,471 contributions
    Another nice church to visit while in Lourdes. They did allowed people to enter and participate during the mass. A nice addition to this Holy site. Not a really big church but still a place for an afternoon mass.
    Written January 22, 2022
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  • kenbaines
    Wrotham, UK531 contributions
    The new (early 20th Century) Parish Church is currently undergoing renovation but one can still see the baptismal font, where Bernadette was baptised - brought over from the old church - and the crypt is still open.
    Written July 23, 2019
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