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Lourdes, France Spiritual Tour

With spiritual tourism on the rise, the sacred French grotto of Lourdes is experiencing a revival.

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Full day

Overview :  Water always has been the star in the Hautes-Pyrénées, an underexposed region of southwestern France that borders Spain. And of all... more »

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Points of Interest

Guest rooms are furnished with antiques at this 19th-century hotel.

26 Ave. Bernadette Soubirous
Lourdes, France


2. Grotto of Massabielle

With spiritual tourism on the rise, the sacred grotto of Lourdes is experiencing a revival. The sacred spring was discovered by 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 during one of her 18 visions of the Virgin Mary in a riverside grotto, is its most famous effluence. More than six million visitors a year come to Lourdes to pray, bathe, or simply... More

A five-room B&B on the edge of town.

Quartier de Saux


4. St. Michael’s Gate

The large, iron St. Michael’s Gate, at the end of the boulevard, topped by statues of three archangels, marks a clean break from the pilgrim trap.

Blvd. de la Grotte