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.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English speaking guide specialising in the history of Lourdes.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
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.
Yes (some of the areas are accessible).