Lourdes is a major destination for the tourist who seeks a refreshing experience in the grandiose setting of the Pyrenees. Home of a busy pilgrimage site, Lourdes attracts visitors of all nationalities with its remarkable sanctuary. Don’t forget to visit the Grotto of Massabielle, which is on the banks of the Gave de Pau, where there have been numerous appearances of the Virgin Mary, and the impressive Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary with its ornate entrance. The Old Bridge and the Chateau, perched on a limestone outcrop, provide stunning views of the restored facades of the city. The Lourdes Golf Club, in a remarkable setting on the edge of a lake, enriches the physical and spiritual renewal of the city.
For a weekend or a holiday in the countryside, Lourdes is a very accessible destination and is served by both TGV and plane (Tarbes-Lourdes-Pau airport). It is also the second largest city in France in terms of its accommodation possibilities. There are many hotels, tourist accommodation, gîtes and campsites, as well as opportunities for multi-family accommodation; the choice is yours! Located in the city centre and in the peripheries of the city, this range of accommodation allows you to fully appreciate the variety of things to do in Lourdes, such as the pilgrimage and discovering the natural heritage of the region, including Pic du Jer, Lac de Lourdes and the Grottes du Loup et des Sarrazins.