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Lourdes is situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees in the south western region of France. Our Blessed Mother of God appeared to a young peasant girl called Bernadette in the year 1858. The first apparition took place on 11th February and there were seventeen others during the period of February to July of that year. Since then many thousands have been cured in Lourdes from every known disease during the procession of the Blessed Sacrament, partaking of the Bathes and Stations of the Cross. Here Our Lady revealed to Bernadette ‘I am the Immaculate Conception’.

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Blessing Of The Sick Procession

Blessing Of The Sick Procession

Stations of The Cross

Stations of The Cross

Rosary Basilica

Rosary Basilica

We visit places related to the Apparitions and the life of St Bernadette.

In the Sanctuary we visit The Grotto (where Our Lady appeared to Bernadette), Lourdes Fountains, Upper Basilica, Crypt, The Rosary Basilica, Chapel of Reconciliation. We also arrange for a Video presentation of Lourdes and the life of St Bernadette.

In the city we will have a guided tour following in the footsteps of St Bernadette:

  • Cachot - Bernadette’s home at the time of the Apparitions
  • Bolly Mill - where Bernadette was born and lived with her family
  • Museum of St Bernadette

Daily programme and activities here include:

  • Blessing of The Sick procession
  • Torchlight Marian procession
  • Daily Mass (International Masses are held in the Basilica of St. Pius X (Sundays and Wednesdays only)

Some activities that might be of interest and can be done at your own pace are: Confession, Petition, lighting Candles, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament either at the White tent or at the Chapel opposite the Grotto. Opening times can be obtained from the Forum information which is located besides the Crown Statue of Our Lady.

There are two Stations of the Cross to choose from; the top of the mountain for able pilgrims and the lower ground where there is a new beautifully built Way of the Cross designed for less able pilgrims.

There is plenty to see and do in Lourdes, even if you are a regular visitor, every time you visit you learn something new. That is why Lourdes is a magnet for pilgrims from all around the world.

If you are new to Lourdes we will show you where everything is, provide you with a map of the Sanctuary or you may visit the Open information Forum where you can obtain further information. For pilgrims who know Lourdes well, you are of course free to explore at your leisure.

Wheelchair assistance

If you require wheelchair or other assistance at the airport this can be arranged, but you should inform us of your requirements prior to booking as airlines limit the number of less able pilgrims on each flight. For convenience our coach in Lourdes has a lift for less able/wheelchair users. If you require a wheelchair in Lourdes this can also be arranged but you must inform us in advance of your requirements. As always we aim to make your journey as comfortable as possible.

Other information

You will be met by us at the airport and we will assist you with check-in formalities. If you are travelling alone there is no need to feel isolated, your leader will be with you throughout your pilgrimage. If you have any requirements apart from those mentioned, it is important that you inform us prior to booking. We cannot guarantee whether your special request will be granted, however we will do our utmost to satisfy you.

Optional Tours Available

The most popular places to visit outside Lourdes is Gavarnie as it has the most amazing scenery of the Pyreenes - the perfect place to unwind from the busy daily religious activities in Lourdes. Other popular places are Bartres, City of the Poor and Bethyram.

Lourdes Grotto

Your Tour


  • Direct return flight to Lourdes
  • 3* hotel accommodation, full board
  • Transfers
  • Airport taxes and Government charges
  • Personalised luggage label and badge

Does Not Include:

  • Single Room Supplement (limited availability)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips & Gratuities (optional)
  • Optional Excursions

Lourdes Grotto