OPB27 - Lourdes Holy Sanctuary (10 hours) - $597.52 per person - minimum 2 persons
Departure from Bordeaux
Daily except 25 December and 1 January
From 09.00 to 19.00
The town of Lourdes, is one of the world’s most important pilgrimage sites since 1858, when 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous is believed to have been visited 18 times in a rocky grotto by the Virgin Mary. The visions were acknowledged by the Vatican and she was beatified in 1933.
Now known as the Sanctuaires Notre Dame de Lourdes, the grotto is considered one of the holiest sites in Catholicism. Millions of people visit Lourdes every year hoping to be healed by the holy waters.
In the the town, you'll find some intriguing sites, including a hilltop castle and various humble abodes where Soubirous resided – which illustrate the many hardships the lower classes endured in the 19th century.