Cosmopolitan and caring, Lourdes is located at the doors of the Vallée des Gaves, well known for being a place of spirituality and fraternity. Lourdes hosts 6 millions of travellers each year, who come from all the continents to pray and observe the Massabielle grotto, where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858, changing forever the destiny of the city. Lourdes owns a rich natural and cultural heritage: the fortified castle, the lake, the Pic du Jer, the sanctuaries… It is also the starting point of various hikes.

Religious town seen from above

You cannot define this religious town, you have to live it through encounters, atmosphere, human enthusiasm, all concentrated into this place of worship. What a wonderful experience to admire Lourdes, the sanctuaries, the lake, and the Pyrenean chain from above!