Best Things To Do in Lourdes, France

Are you looking for what to do in Lourdes?

You might have a list of things to do in Lourdes and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. Places like The Baths and Sanctuairesnotre Dame De Lourdes will make sure your dream destinations are ticked off. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

With so many world-famous sites and attractions to visit, deciding on the best things to do in Lourdes can be a daunting task. Visiting selective places and carrying the best memories is the best alternative. Don’t rush to see all of the attractions in Lourdes on your first trip itself.

Lourdes is the type of city that you will love to visit again and again. Every time you revisit Lourdes you can keep unfolding the different sides of it. This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Lourdes getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Lourdes with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Lourdes

Here is the list of things to do in Lourdes and tourist attractions in city.

  1. The Baths
    It is this bath that holds the spiritual Lourdes water. People from all over the world come here to take a dip into this water to purify themselves. According to the history, the Lourdes water is that water which flows from a spring in the Grotto of Massabielle (the shrine) in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. Pilgrims often comes to take a dip as a step for the confession. Once they approa...Read more
  2. Sanctuairesnotre Dame De Lourdes

    Religious Site

    The Sanctuary of our Lady of Lourdes or the Domain  (as it is commonly known) is considered as the most spiritual place of Lourdes, a destination for pilgrimage. People from all over the world come to take a dip in the icy-cold Lourdes water. At present, the ground is owned and looks after by Roman Catholics Church. They hold various religious programs, functions and arrange accommodations...Read more
  3. Chateau-fort De Lourdes And The MuseePyreneen

    Museum, Castle, Historical Site

    It is a thousand year old castle, situated at the top of a rocky cliff offering a great view of the Marian Sanctuary and the Pyrenees. Its origin is said to be dated back to Roman age. You get to see few of the remaining from that age, preserved within the castle. The history says, the castle worked as a strong defense for its neighbors where people could take refuge within its wall at the time...Read more
  4. Pic Du Jer Funicular


    It is the summit in the Hautes-Pyrenees, offering the best panoramic view of Lourdes. The observatory located 1000 meters above the city let you get 360° panoramic view of Lourdes, Pau and its surrounding. It is located 951m above the city and is easily recognizable at night because of the big cross that lights up at night. At the top, you also get to see roe deer, moufflons, fawn-colored b...Read more
  5. Maison Paternelle De Sainte- Bernadette-Moulin De Boly


    It is Boly Water-mil where Bernadette (St. Bernadette Soubirous- before whom Virgin Mary appeared ) was born in January, 1844, one year after her parents (Louise Casterot and Francois Soubirous) got married. She spent 10 years of her childhood in that mill. You can still see the bedroom where Bernadette was born.
  6. Musee De Cire De Lourdes

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    Musee De Cire De Lourdes


    This museum is also popularly known as Wax Museum of Lourdes and has become one of the important tourist sites for travellers. The museum displays 18 scenes and around 100 life size wax figures depicting stories of the Christ and life of Bernadette (St. Bernadette Soubirous- before whom Virgin Mary appeared ). Highlighted feature – A true copy of the reliquary in which Saint Bernadette re...Read more
  7. Le Petit Lourdes


    A visit to this museum takes you back to the history about the origin of Lourdes. Take a walk around the replicated countryside and you get to see old masonry house, old mills, rivers and so on. The entire tour will make you feel as if the old Lourdes has come back into life.
  8. Le Cachot
    It is a tiny jail room where Bernadette (a 14 year old girl) and her family were forced to take refuge in 1857 when her family faced hard times. The room measures around 16 square meter. A visit to this jail will definitely wet your eyes just by imagining how a family was forced to live in such a dingy place. It was during her stay in this room, Bernadette came across the Grotte de Massabielle ...Read more
  9. Les Halles De Lourdes

    Outdoors, Landmark, Food And Drinks, Market

    Located right at the centre of the city, the architectural work of the market set an example of perfect metallic work from the late 19th century. This market is an important place for regular vendors of the city. Take a trip into this market. You get all kinds of vendors selling both foods and other items.
  10. Basilique De L'Immaculee-Conception De Lourdes

    Church, Religious Site

    It is also known as Upper Basilica, is said to be the earliest Basilica of Lourdes and considered as the most important place for pilgrimage of the Hautes-Pyrenees. The name ‘Upper Basilica’ was given to distinguish it from the ‘Lower Basilica’ (Rosary Basilica) and the ‘Underground Basilica’ (Basilica of St. Pius X).  Highlighted feature – the nav...Read more
  11. Musee Sainte-bernadette


    Moving just a few steps ahead from the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, this museum is located. It has preserved documents and momentos describing the life history of Bernadette (St. Bernadette Soubirous- before whom Virgin Mary appeared). Apart from these, you get to see message of Lourdes Shrine, historical facts related to the construction of the Sanctuary, especially iconography and object...Read more
  12. Musee Christi
    The museum was built by Mr. and Mrs. Thuard to preserve ancient image that was created in Capvern-les-bains. Their aim was to revive age old techniques of printing images like Typography, Lithography and Chromolithographie.
  13. Grotte De Massabielle

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    Grotte De Massabielle


    Bordered by the Gave de Pau in the north and the Rock of Massabielle towers in the south, the Grotto de Massabielle (the Shrine) is located right at the center of the Sanctuary. This place is one of the important places for pilgrimage because of the story that goes around. The story says that it is this place where Virgin Mary appeared in front of Bernadette Soubirous(a 14 year old girl ) in 18...Read more
  14. L'egliseparoissiale Du Sacre-coeur
    This church was built between July 1875 and September 1903. It is in this year, the old church of St. Peters was demolished. The church now contains the baptismal font where Bernadette (St. Bernadette Soubirous- before whom Virgin Mary appeared ) was baptized. The furniture of the old Saint Paris church is being kept in the castle. In the crypt of the church, the tomb of Abbot Peyramale (priest...Read more
  15. Musee De Lourdes

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    Musee De Lourdes


    Do you wish to know more about Lourdes and its people? If yes, a visit to this museum should be a must see for you. The museum tells about the history of Lourdes in 1858 (at the time of apparitions) through wax models. You get to see period costumes, their culture, old trades and so on.