Things to do in
Lourdes

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Lourdes: Our Lady of Lourdes Guided Tour in the Sanctuary

1. Lourdes: Our Lady of Lourdes Guided Tour in the Sanctuary

Start your tour in the morning or afternoon and be greeted by a professional guide to begin an unforgettable journey around the Sanctuaries. Discover the wonders of the site and have a spiritual experience. Explore famous spots: the Grotto, where Marie Bernarde, known as Bernadette, experienced 18 apparitions. Your guide will also take you to the Fountains and the Baths, which welcome about 350,000 pilgrims each year. Hear about the religious history of the site and see basilicas such as the Basilica of Saint Pius, the most recent Basilica of the Domain.

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From San Sebastian: Lourdes Private Full-Day Tour

2. From San Sebastian: Lourdes Private Full-Day Tour

Departing from Donostia-San Sebastian, you'll visit the Sanctuary of Lourdes in France. You'll have time for the principal mass in the basilica, time to pray, go to see the cave, get some water, walk around the sanctuary and visit Bernadette's house. It will be an exclusive and complete private guided tour and you will be the only people on the tour. Thr driving time is roughly 2 hours in each drection and you'll have around 4.5 hours to spend exploring Lourdes. Departure times can be arranged and adjusted as you wish due to this being a private tour.

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Frequently asked questions about Lourdes

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Planning Your Visit

  • Do I have to be religious to appreciate a place like this?

    Lourdes might resonate more with you if you're religious, but it's still a lovely place to go just to see the beautiful buildings, the castle, the Pyrenees, and the general quaintness of the City of Miracles.

  • Are there many sports facilities around this area?

    Indeed there are! Lourdes has nine tennis courts, which are open all year round and there's a golf course on the south side of Loudes Lake. Plus there's plenty of options for indulging in white water sports, plus hikes and walks around the wonderful Pyrenees.

  • Anything to be wary of?

    Although this isn't a big city, sadly there can still be pickpockets around since there's crowds of tourists in condensed places. Be wary and keep your belongings close to you and in front of you when possible.

Good to know

  • Language
    French
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +33
  • Best time to visit
    April through October are the peak months to visit and enjoy beautiful mild weather. Before going, check in with hotels, as during off season some hotels and sites are closed.

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What people are saying about Lourdes

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 134 reviews

Roberto was not only such an informative guide but an attentive and considerate one, for my elderly parents in their 80s. Roberto brought to life, the story of St Bernadette around the beautiful city of Lourdes. As my mum has some difficulties walking and I was concerned we might delay Roberto in this tour, he assured me, telling me not to rush my mum. This was very thoughtful of Roberto and I was very grateful to him.

Susan ,our guide was very knowledgeable . She patiently answered our questions . Provided not only the history behind the place but current news about it also . This is the reason why we prefer to take guided tours . Take It in the morning so you will have free time on your own in the afternoon for the baths and to visit the other churches

Wonderful tour! Susan did an amazing job. We learned so much from her. We would recommend taking this tour on the first visit to Lourdes. It's different when every detail is explained.

It was very nice to know St. Bernadette more. Our guide Bob was really nice and knows everything. God bless him.

Tatiana was very informative and knew what we were interested in