Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, France – Marian Apparitions

Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, Avenue Monseigneur Théas, Lurd, Francija

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Several churches and basilicas in Lourdes associated with Marian apparitions receive over 5 million pilgrims a year, making Lourdes the second most visited Christian pilgrimage site in Europe after Rome.

Our Lady of Lourdes

We call «Message of Lourdes» the gestures and words that were exchanged between Virgin Mary and Bernadette Soubirous, at the Grotto of Massabielle, during the time of the eighteen apparitions. 

God comes to tell us that he loves us, – this is the heart of the Message of Our Lady of Lourdes, and he loves us as we are with all our successes but also with all our wounds, our weaknesses and our limitations.

Thursday 11th. February 1858 : the first meeting: Accompanied by her sister and a friend, Bernadette went to Massabielle on the banks of the Gave to collect bones and dead wood. Removing her socks in order to cross the stream, she heard a noise like a gust of wind, she looked up towards the Grotto:

“I SAW A LADY DRESSED IN WHITE, SHE WORE A WHITE DRESS, AN EQUALLY WHITE VEIL, A BLUE BELT AND A YELLOW ROSE ON EACH FOOT.” Bernadette made the Sign of the Cross and said the Rosary with the lady. When the prayer ended, Our Lady of Lourdes suddenly vanished.

30 years after her death, the cause of the Beatification of Bernadette required that her body be exhumed. See other Catholic sites in France.

Our Lady of Lourdes mass schedule

  • 9.00 am Daily Mass in English at the Crux Gloriosa Chapel

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When it was exhumed in September 1909, April 1919 and again in April 1925 it was found intact. Since 3rd August 1925 the body of Bernadette is preserved in a shrine in the chapel of what was known as the Convent of St. Gildard of Nevers. It is now known as “Espace Bernadette Soubirous – Nevers”.

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The body of Bernadette is, according to doctors, “mummified”. Only a few relics have been removed. A very thin film of wax has been laid on her face and hands and moulded directly onto her features. See Top 15 Catholic shrines in the world.

Coming to reflect before the body of Bernadette, the pilgrim sees, to-day, the face that 18 times looked on the Virgin Mary – Our Lady of Lourdes, the hands that, at the request of the Blessed Virgin, had scraped the ground and allowed the spring to flow at the back of the Grotto, the lips that related the words of the Immaculate Virgin and the Message of  Our Lady of Lourdes.

Lourdes in the 19th century

Lourdes in the 19th century was one of the main places in the district with more than 4,000 inhabitants including nobles, notaries, advocates, doctors, officers as well as manual workers, tradesmen, slate workers, small artisans such as millers. Mills were plentiful; many were dotted around outside the town, along one of the streams that flowed into the Gave – the Lapacca. Bernadette Soubirous was born in one of these, the Boly Mill, on 7th. January 1844.

The bankrupt family were living in the Cachot. On 11th. February 1858 Bernadette, her sister Toinette and a friend of theirs, Jeanne, went looking for wood on the meadows and led towards “the place where the canal rejoins the River Gave”. They were in front of the Grotto of Massabielle. Toinette and Jeanne crossed the icy water, crying out with the cold; Bernadette hesitated to do this because of her chronic asthma. She heard “a noise like a gust of wind”, but “none of the trees were moving”. “Raising her head, she saw, in a hollow of the rock a small young lady, who looked at her and who smiled at her. This was the first Apparition of the Virgin Mary

At the time of Bernadette, the Grotto was a dirty, hidden, damp and cold place. The Grotto was called the “pigs’ shelter” because that was where the pigs feeding in the area usually took shelter. It was there that the Virgin Mary, dressed in white, a sign of total purity, the sign of the Love of God, in other words, the sign of what God wishes to accomplish in each of us, deigned to appear.

There is a contrast between this damp and obscure Grotto and the presence of the Virgin Mary, “the Immaculate Conception”. It reminds us of the Gospel: the meeting of the wealth of the goodness of God and the poverty of the human person. “Jesus goes to sit at the table of sinners”, “because he came to search out that which was lost”.

At Lourdes, the fact that Our Lady of Lourdes had appeared in a dirty and obscure Grotto, in the place called Massabielle, the Old Rock, tells us that God comes to join us where we are, in the midst of our poverty and failures. The Grotto is not only a place where something happened – a geographical place – it is also a place where God gives us a sign by revealing his heart and our heart. It is a place where God leaves us a message, a message that is nothing other than that of the Gospel.

God comes to tell us that he loves us, – this is the heart of the Message of Our Lady of Lourdes, and he loves us as we are with all our successes but also with all our wounds, our weaknesses and our limitations.

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We call «Message of Lourdes» the gestures and words that were exchanged between Virgin Mary and Bernadette Soubirous, at the Grotto of Massabielle, during the time of the eighteen apparitions. This message can be heard as: God is love and he loves us as we are.

Lourdes in the 19th. Century was one of the main places in the district with more than 4,000 inhabitants including nobles, notaries, advocates, doctors, officers as well as manual workers, tradesmen, slate workers, small artisans such as millers. Mills were plentiful; many were dotted around outside the town, along one of the streams that flowed into the Gave – the Lapacca. Bernadette Soubirous was born in one of these, the Boly Mill, on 7th. January 1844. The bankrupt family were living in the Cachot.
On 11th. February 1858 Bernadette, her sister Toinette and a friend of theirs, Jeanne, went looking for wood on the meadows and led towards “the place where the canal rejoins the River Gave”. They were in front of the Grotto of Massabielle. Toinette and Jeanne crossed the icy water, crying out with the cold; Bernadette hesitated to do this because of her chronic asthma. She heard “a noise like a gust of wind”, but “none of the trees were moving”. “Raising her head, she saw, in a hollow of the rock a small young lady, who looked at her and who smiled at her. This was the first Apparition of the Virgin Mary

At the time of Bernadette, the Grotto was a dirty, hidden, damp and cold place. The Grotto was called the “pigs’ shelter” because that was where the pigs feeding in the area usually took shelter. It was there that the Virgin Mary, dressed in white, a sign of total purity, the sign of the Love of God, in other words, the sign of what God wishes to accomplish in each of us, deigned to appear. There is a contrast between this damp and obscure Grotto and the presence of the Virgin Mary, “the Immaculate Conception”. It reminds us of the Gospel: the meeting of the wealth of the goodness of God and the poverty of the human person. “Jesus goes to sit at the table of sinners”, “because he came to search out that which was lost”.

At Lourdes, the fact that Mary had appeared in a dirty and obscure Grotto, in the place called Massabielle, the Old Rock, tells us that God comes to join us where we are, in the midst of our poverty and failures. The Grotto is not only a place where something happened – a geographical place – it is also a place where God gives us a sign by revealing his heart and our heart. It is a place where God leaves us a message, a message that is nothing other than that of the Gospel. God comes to tell us that he loves us, – this is the heart of the Message of Lourdes, and he loves us as we are with all our successes but also with all our wounds, our weaknesses and our limitations

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On 2nd June 1925, in the Consistory Hall, Pope Pius XI declared that Bernadette could be declared Blessed. On the morning of Sunday 14th. June, the feast of the Sacred Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome , was vibrating with joy and glittering with light. Under the vaulted ceilings and the golden domes, a huge crowd was assembled around Mother Marie-Thérèse Bordenave, Superior General of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Nevers, and a large number of her Sisters.

After the text of the Beatification had been read, applause broke out everywhere; this was followed by the singing of the ‘Te Deum’ while the bells of St. Peter’s rang out. At the same time a picture of Bernadette was unveiled showing the visionary of Lourdes being carried by the angels towards the Immaculate Virgin Mary standing there with outstretched arms. From that moment, Bernadette, proclaimed “Blessed”, would have her own liturgical feast and her own office, wherever Rome allowed it. Her relics could be publicly displayed and venerated.

Kneeling in the Sanctuary, Pope Pius XI recollected himself. Someone walked towards him, as he ended his prayer – the youngest brother of Bernadette, Pierre Soubirous, came to offer to the Head of the Church a relic of his Blessed Godmother. On the following 3rd. August, the remains of Bernadette were laid in the Sanctuary of the Chapel of Convent of St. Gildard at Nevers (France).

On 8th. December 1933, Pope Pius XI solemnly reads the declaration of the Canonization of Bernadette:

“To the honour of the most Holy and Undivided Trinity, for the glory of the Catholic Faith, and the increase in the Christian Faith, by the authority of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the blessed apostles Peter and Paul, and our own, after a lengthy deliberation calling often on divine help, the advice of our brother Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, the Patriarchs, the Archbishops and bishops, we declare and define Saint, the Blessed Marie-Bernard Soubirous, and we inscribe her in the Litany of the Saints, stating that her memory be piously celebrated in the Universal Church on 16th. April each year, the day of her heavenly birth. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Sprit. ”

At the end of the Solemn Mass celebrated by Pope Pius XI, the crowd spontaneously intoned the singing of the “Ave Maria” of Lourdes as it is sung in the Sanctuary of Lourdes.

 

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History of Apparitions in Lourdes

Thursday 11th. February 1858 : the first meeting: Accompanied by her sister and a friend, Bernadette went to Massabielle on the banks of the Gave to collect bones and dead wood. Removing her socks in order to cross the stream, she heard a noise like a gust of wind, she looked up towards the Grotto:
“I SAW A LADY DRESSED IN WHITE, SHE WORE A WHITE DRESS, AN EQUALLY WHITE VEIL, A BLUE BELT AND A YELLOW ROSE ON EACH FOOT.” Bernadette made the Sign of the Cross and said the Rosary with the lady. When the prayer ended the Lady suddenly vanished.

Sunday 14th. February: Holy Water: Bernadette felt an inner force drawing her to the Grotto in spite of the fact that she was forbidden to go there by her parents. At her insistence, her mother allowed her; after the first decade of the Rosary, she saw the same lady appearing. She sprinkled holy water at her. The lady smiled and bent her head. When the Rosary ended she disappeared.

Thursday 18 th. February: the lady speaks: For the first time, the Lady spoke. Bernadette held out a pen and paper asking her to write her name. She replied; “It is not necessary” and she added: “I do not promise to make you happy in this world but in the other. Would you be kind enough to come here for a fortnight?”

Friday 19th. February: short and silent Apparition: Bernadette came to the Grotto with a lighted blessed candle. This is the origin of carrying candles and lighting them in front of the Grotto.

Saturday 20th. February: In silence: The lady taught her a personal prayer. At the end of the vision Bernadette is overcome with a great sadness.

Sunday 21st. February: “Aquéro”: The Lady appeared to Bernadette very early in the morning. About one hundred people were present. Afterwards the Police Commissioner, Jacomet, questioned her. He wanted Bernadette to tell what she saw. Bernadette would only speak of “AQUÉRO” (“that thing” in local dialect)

Tuesday 23rd. February: The secret: Surrounded by 150 persons, Bernadette arrived at the Grotto. The Apparition reveals to her a secret “only for her alone”.

Wednesday 24th. February: Penance: The message of the Lady: “Penance! Penance! Penance! Pray to God for sinners. Kiss the ground as an act of penance for sinners!”

Thursday 25th. February: The spring: Three hundred people were present. Bernadette relates; “She told me to go, drink of the spring (….) I only found a little muddy water. At the fourth attempt I was able to drink. She also made me eat the bitter herbs that were found near the spring, and then the vision left and went away.” In front of the crowd that was asking “Do you think that she is mad doing things like that?” she replied; “It is for sinners.”

Saturday 27th. February: Silence: Eight hundred people were present. The Apparition was silent. Bernadette drank the water from the spring and carried out her usual acts of penance.

Sunday 28th. February: Penance: Over one thousand people were present at the ecstasy. Bernadette prayed, kissed the ground and moved on her knees as a sign of penance. She was then taken to the house of Judge Ribes who threatened to put her in prison.

Monday 1st. March: The First Miracle: Over one thousand five hundred people assembled and among them, for the first time, a priest. In the night, Catherine Latapie, a friend from Lourdes, went to the Grotto, she plunged her dislocated arm into the water of the Spring: her arm and her hand regained their movement.

Tuesday 2nd. March: Message to the priests: The crowd becomes larger and larger. The Lady asked her: “Go, tell the priests to come here in procession and to build a chapel here.” Bernadette spoke of this to Fr. Peyramale, the Parish Priest of Lourdes. He wanted to know only one thing: the Lady’s name. He demanded another test; to see the wild rose bush flower at the Grotto in the middle of winter.

Wednesday 3rd. March: A smile: From 7 o’clock in the morning, in the presence of three thousand people, Bernadette arrived at the Grotto, but the vision did not appear! After school, she heard the inner invitation of the Lady. She went to the Grotto and asked her again for her name. The response was a smile. The Parish Priest told her again: “If the Lady really wishes that a chapel be built, then she must tell us her name and make the rose bush bloom at the Grotto.”

Thursday 4th. March: The day all were waiting for: The ever-greater crowd (about eight thousand people) waited for a miracle at the end of the fortnight.
The vision was silent. Fr. Peyramale stuck to his position. For twenty days Bernadette did not go to the Grotto, she no longer felt the irresistible invitation.

Thursday 25th. March: The name they awaited for: The vision finally revealed her name, but the wild rose bush, on which she stood during the Apparitions, did not bloom. Bernadette recounted; “She lifted up her eyes to heaven, joined her hands as though in prayer, that were held out and open towards the ground and said to me:
Que soy era Immaculada Concepciou (I am the Immaculate Conception) .”
The young visionary left and, running all the way, repeated continuously the words that she did not understand. These words troubled the brave Parish Priest. Bernadette was ignorant of the fact that this theological expression was assigned to the Blessed Virgin.Four years earlier, in 1854, Pope Pius IX declared this a truth of the Catholic Faith (a dogma)

Wednesday 7th. April: The miracle of the candle: During this Apparition, Bernadette had to keep her candle alight. The flame licked along her hand without burning it. A medical doctor, Dr. Douzous, immediately witnessed this fact.

Thursday 16th. July: The Final Apparition: Bernadette received the mysterious call to the Grotto, but her way was blocked and closed off by a barrier. She thus, arrived across from the Grotto to the other side of the Gave. “I felt that I was in front of the Grotto, at the same distance as before, I saw only the Blessed Virgin, and she was more beautiful than ever

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The rock

Many people touch the rock of the Grotto. Not because of a supposed magical energy. In fact, touching the rock represents the accolade of God, solid as a rock. This sign of the rock, in the Bibleand in the christian tradition, is particularly rich.

Back in history, grottos have always been used as natural shelters and they have struck human imagination. In Massabielle, such as in Bethleem or Gethsemani, the rock of the grotto is a supernatural place. Even if she was uneducated, Bernadette knew it instinctively: “ That was my sky”, she said. In front of that rock, you are invited to transcend your everyday life. Just walk across this natural shelter and see how the rock has been  polished by so many hands stroking it.

The Light

 

Near the Grotto, millions of candles  continuously burn since 19th February 1858.That day, Bernadette arrived at the Grotto with a blessed candle that kept burning in her hand until the end of the apparition. Before she left, the Virgin Mary asked her to let the candle burn at the Grotto. The same day, a few people came to the Grotto to burn candles. This tradtion has never ceased.The candles offered by the pilgrims keep burning day and night. Burning a candle at the Grotto does not replace a prayer, but it’s a tangible sign supporting a secret demand, an offering or an acknowledgement.

Each year, 700 tons of candles burn for you and those who have not been able to come . The volutes of smoke represent millions of intentions of prayers and wishes. Also, light is a very important sign in the sacred history. The bible talks about sin as captivity and darkness. On the opposite, Jesus-Christ brings deliverance and illumination. This is why priests bless the flame and the light of the candles during the celebration of Easter, before blessing the water for baptism. Even if they are not aware of this, the pilgrims and visitors in procession with a candle in their hand know it expresses a kind of hope.

 

The Water

On Thursday 25th February 1858, the Virgin Mary asked Bernadette “Go drink at the spring and wash yourself there.” This invitation is for all of us.

The water of Lourdes is not to be confused with holy Water. It’s normal water, slightly calcareous, comparable to any other water from similar springs.It has no thermal virtue or specific property. It’s completely independent from the Gave de Pau. An underground pipe drives this water to the baths and the water points of the Grotto.

The water of Lourdes has become popular because of the miracles. 50 official miracles are apparently linked to the use of this water, no matter if it has been drunk or used as a bath. Men have created the fountains, the baths and the way of the water.

In the catholic faith, God heals through the natural elements and the sacraments, with the help of the Virgin Mary and the prayer of the Christians.Consequently, this water is a sign and not a fetish. Bernadette Soubirous has said : “This water is considered as a drug… but you have to keep the faith and pray : this water couldn’t do anything without faith!”.

The water of Lourdes is also the sign of baptism. Everytime someones makes the gesture of water, it gives a new meaning to ones life . A heart purifies and gets free.

 

The Crowd

Who comes to Lourdes? Pilgrimss, Tourists, children, teenagers, parents, grand-parents, healthy people, sick or disabled people, God seekers or believers from different religions…

For over 150 years, the crowd is always there, coming from all the continents . The world success of Lourdes, however,was not written in advance. In the Pyrenees, a young poor and ignorant visionnary girl transmits penance messages that she doesn’t always understand. She says a “beautiful lady” gives her these messages. During the first apparition, on 11th February 1858, Bernadette is only accompanied by her sister: Toinette and her friend: Jeanne Abadie. In a few weeks, Lourdes becomes the “city of miracles”. Hundreds, then thousands of curious people come from the surroundings.

At the period of the apparitions, many people laugh at the sick and healthy believers coming to pray  in this dirty place- the Grotto is out of the town – and rather inaccessible. After the official recognition of the Apparitions in 1862, the first local pilgrimages get organized. “The fact of Lourdes” becomes very controversial. Medias come to Lourdes. So do the crowd.

The celebrity of Lourdes becomes international in the early years of the twentieth century. After World War 2, the world needs reconciliation. And in Lourdes, all differences are overcome: those that are linked with  the color of the skin, language, culture, age, wealth, poverty, handicap, and disease.

The Lourdes Grotto exudes flavors of fraternal life and universal Church.

 

The Sick and The Hospitaliers

What is the most striking thing for the pilgrim of Lourdes, or the tourist, is the amount of sick or disabled personsin the Sanctuary. What would be Lourdes without them?They are everywhere and they’ve got, here, the first place.

All those who have suffered from life can find in Lourdes some comfort. On the contrary, our society teaches us, even undirectly, that suffering is nothing but an expensive burden.

Officially, 80 000 sick or disabled persons from all over the world comme to Lourdes each year. Touching the rock of the Grotto, they get the strength to face their moral or physical pain, and give meaning to their life.

Despite the sometimes unbearable spectacle of certain wounds or infirmities, the Sanctuary is a joyful haven. Joy is what a lot of these people live in Lourdes. In the collective imagination, Lourdes is the city of miracles, which means the city of the miraculous cures .

The first cures in Lourdes happened during the Apparitions. Almost immediately, sick persons started to come to the Grotto, more and more, and increasingly far. At that period, some people were so moved by the patients that they spontaneously decided to help. This group of men and women have never stopped growing, helping in the hospitalities, at the station, then at the airport, on the esplanade of the Rosary, at the Grotto, at the baths. These people have become the hospitaliers.

However, the healing of body can’t neglect the healing of heart. The sick, as the so-called healthy, meet each other at the Grotto of the Apparitions, in front of the Virgin Mary : They support each other by the crossing smiles, the exchange of gesture and the shared prayers.

Therefore, the pilgrimage of Lourdes is lived more than ever like a moment of tenderness, sweetness and reconciliation of hearts.

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  • 9.00 am Daily Mass in English at the Crux Gloriosa Chapel

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Chapel of Reconciliation

  • Confessions in English everyday
    • 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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  • Rosary on Wednesday at 2:30 pm (in English)
  • Rosary everyday at 3:30 pm (in French)

THE BATHS

  • Weekdays: 10:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Sundays: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

WAYS OF THE CROSS – HIGH AND LOW STATIONS

  • Everyday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Door of mercy. Get your Credencial at the Information Center

  • Everyday: 9:00 am – midday and 1:30 pm– 5:30 pm

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In the Crypt

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By aeroplane Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées International Airport (10 km away)

Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées International Airport is located just 10 km from Lourdes (10 min from the town centre), with direct access from the A64 motorway (exit no. 12 Tarbes-Ouest) then main road RN 21.

Fully rebuilt in 1999, Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport now sets the standard for provision for people with disabilities and passengers with reduced mobility. It is connected to the biggest European platforms by around 50 airlines. As France’s fifth biggest charter airport, it welcomes over 500 000 passengers per year from all over the world, mainly Italy, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Malta and Switzerland.

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AEROPORT TARBES-LOURDES-PYRÉNÉES
B.P. 3 – 65270 JUILLAN
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Pau-Pyrénées Airport (45 km away)

Pau-Pyrénées Airport is located 7 km north of Pau and only 45 km from Lourdes. In 2002, Pau-Pyrénées opened a new, more comfortable, spacious terminal that offers all the facilities of a modern infrastructure.

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AEROPORT PAU PYRENEES
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By train Lourdes Station

In order to provide a high-quality welcome, Lourdes Station has a shopping area with everything customers could want.

Le pavillon des malades (patients’ centre):

Open since spring 2000, this fully renovated structure takes care of patients from the time they leave the train up to their transfer to the hospitals and other specialist services.

TGV Paris-Tarbes-Lourdes (high speed train)

  • 4 return trips every day
  • Paris-Hendaye sleeper train, every night.

Direct rail links

Bordeaux / Toulouse / Montpellier / Marseille / Nice / Lyon / Geneva / Hendaye / Irun TGV Atlantique 5h30

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Gare de Lourdes
33, Avenue de la Gare
65100 LOURDES
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Hôtel Chapelle et Parc Top rated 9 /10. Score from 254 reviews 4 stars
  • 20 m from the entry of the Notre Dame Sanctuary in Lourdes.
  • Offers free visits to the sanctuary, a
  • Private park and
  • Rooms with balconies.
  • Free Wi-Fi access.
Appart’hôtel Saint Jean Very good 8 /10. Score from 1,173 reviews 2 stars
  • “Location was great” 82 related reviews
  • “Wonderful staff” 54 related reviews
  • “Very clean and tidy” 21 related reviews
  • Situated in the real heart of Lourdes, this property has an excellent location score of 9.
  • Special breakfast options: Continental, Buffet.
  • Free WiFi.
  • Free parking.
Hôtel Continental Very good 8.3 /10. Score from 1,037 reviews 3 stars
  • 100 metres from the sanctuaries and 210 metres from Basilica of St. Pius X,
  • “Nice room facilities” 34 related reviews
  • “Delicious breakfast” 18 related reviews
  • “Great location” 76 related reviews

     

     
     
Hôtel Paradis Very good 8.5 /10. Score from 845 reviews 4 stars
  • 2 minutes from the Sanctuaries, features a beautiful view of the Pyrenées Moutains.
  • Offers a large outdoor terrace and elegant rooms.
  • Each room has Wi-Fi access and a private bathroom.
  • The hotel provides a tea room and a restaurant serving set menus and gourmet specialities. 
Hôtel Panorama Very good 8.1 /10. Score from 307 reviews 4 stars
  • Air-conditioned hotel
  • Just 50 m from the entry of the Notre Dame sanctuary.
  • Free Wi-Fi access.
  • Restaurant, which serves traditional French cuisine.
Hôtel Padoue Fabulous 8.7 /10. Score from 393 reviews 4 stars
  • Located in central Lourdes, 50 m from the Basilica of St. Pius X.
  • Spacious en-suite rooms with disabled access,
  • Air conditioning
  • All bedrooms have free WiFi access
  • Some rooms are disabled friendly.
  • Shop on site.
Villa Mariale Lourdes Good 7.6 /10 Score from 1,070 reviews 3 stars
  • Located on the banks of the River Gave. 
  • Apartments with access to a sauna and a fitness centre.
  • Each accommodation  one has a dining area and a kitchenette fully equipped with a fridge, microwave and kettle.
  • Villa Mariale features a bar and a restaurant, where a continental breakfast is served every morning.
Hôtel Saint Sauveur Very good 8.2 /10 Score from 490 reviews 3 stars
  • 3-star accommodation next to the entrance of the shrines.
  • Has a restaurant, bar and free Wi-Fi
  • Tea room and ice cream parlour.
  • Saint Sauveur’s restaurant serves traditional French and International cuisine.
Hôtel La Solitude Very good 8.2 /10 Score from 518 reviews 4 stars
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