Discover the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes and its historic centre with this guided tour of one of the most important centres of Marian devotion in the world.
Lourdes Walking Tour
We'll meet at the time of your choice at Place Peyramale. From here we'll set off on a guided tour of the old town of Lourdes. As we explore, the guide will give you an overview of the history of Bernadette Soubirous, a nun who witnessed a series of Marian apparitions in the 19th century.
After strolling along the banks of the Ousse River, we'll continue our tour of the sanctuary of Lourdes. This pilgrimage centre houses a large monumental complex made up of three main basilicas. First, we'll visit the Basilica of St. Pius X. Did you know it's built underground? We'll find out why on the tour!
Next, we'll visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, where we'll marvel at its magnificent mosaics. Behind it is the Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, whose stained glass windows tell fascinating stories of the apparitions. Then we'll head to the Grotto of Massabielle: the cave where, according to legend, Bernadette Soubirous saw the Virgin Mary.
Next to the cave are the fountains where we can drink Lourdes' famous healing water. We'll also learn about Lourdes' miracles, some of them recognised by the Church.
After a two and a half hour walking tour, we'll end the activity at the main entrance of the sanctuary.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
English speaking guide specialising in the history of Lourdes.
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
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Yes, some of the areas are accessible.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.