Lourdes Tourism

Settled at the foothills of the southwestern part of the Hautes-Pyrenees Mountain, stands Lourdes. Being a global center of Marian pilgrimage since 1858, the town has been attracting thousands of visitors all over the year. The belief – appearance of the Virgin Mary at The Grotto of Massabielle, had played an important role in making Lourdes a prominent place of pilgrimage for Catholics. Taking a look into the map of Lourdes will show the entire city is divided into two sections. One side has the Grotto and the churches and the other side of Lourdes is centered around the market place, called Les Halles de Lourdes.

Now, commonly known as the ‘Sanctuaires Notre Dame de Lourdes’, the town has somehow become more commercialized. However, people still come with a hope of dipping into the ‘miracle water’ that was once recognized by the church. There are stories of patients that took a bath in that water and got cured miraculously.In between the spiritual face of the city, the souvenir shops selling plastic crucifix and increasing number of hotels give the impression that the town has grown up from being just a spiritual destination. Hence, a tour of Lourdes will surely make your trip memorable.

Essential travel information and Lourdes tips for your visit

  • Carry raincoats or umbrellas if you are travelling to Lourdes, especially in Spring and Autumn season.
  • Many hotels remain closed during winter. So, confirm your booking before you come. 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Lourdes

  • Save 10% 3-Day Lourdes Private Pilgrimage Tour
    3-Day Lourdes Private Pilgrimage TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Days

    A 3 days break to visit one of the most important Marian Pilgrimage in the world: Lourdes. Stay in an hotel in Lour...

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  • Save 7% Lourdes Private Spiritual walking tour
    Lourdes Private Spiritual walking tourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Lourdes is world-famous for being the 1st French shrine and the 3rd in the world, after the Vatican and Our Lady of Guadalupe...

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  • Save 7% Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes Guided Tour
    Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes Guided TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Visit the Sanctuaries of Our Lady of Lourdes with a professional and friendly guide. Get ready to visit a wonderful site whic...

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  • Save 10% Private Half-Day Guided Lourdes Walking Tour
    Private Half-Day Guided Lourdes Walking TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    While in Lourdes this is the best chance to know more about St Bernardette and the Story of thisimportant Marian Pilgrimage s...

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  • Know the pollution level of Lourdes before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 91.47 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 32.76 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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