Lourdes travel and pilgrimage to the shrine of the Pyrenees

Travel Guide Lourdes, a town in France where you can find the grotto of the apparitions to Bernadette and the shrine pilgrimage destination.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Lourdes pilgrimage to the Marian shrine world, is a city located at the foot of the Pyrenees, major mountain range that separates France from Spain, and this is also a great starting point for mountain hikes. The fortress overlooking the city, while the Gave River runs through the south-north direction. Along the river, in the grotto of Massabielle, February 11, 1858 took place the first apparition of Our Lady to Bernadette Soubirous, which was followed by another 17.

Since then Lourdes is a place of spirituality, where millions of people come every year on pilgrimage, who gather in prayer for the Recitation of the Rosary around the cave where the Virgin Mary appeared.

The Sanctuary of Lourdes is close to the Grotto of the apparitions to Bernadette and is overall a great place to Catholic faith where, over the years, there have been many miraculous healings in which science has recognized, with official documentation, not to provide any explanation.