Explore Lourdes: see the Sanctuary of Notre Dame de Lourdes, the castle, the Pic du Jer funicular and a host of other attractions. Relax on the shore of the Lac de Lourdes and take in the many stunning sights of the Pyrenees just a few kilometres from the Marian City...
In 1858, the Virgin Mary appeared 18 times to Bernadette Soubirous, a young girl from Lourdes aged just 14. Since then, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes has become one of the major spiritual locations in the world, welcoming millions of visitors and pilgrims from every corner of the globe every year.
HOW TO REACH
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.
- 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.
By train :
In order to provide a high-quality welcome, Lourdes Station has a shopping area with everything customers could want.