At the foot of the southern French Pyrenees you will find Lourdes, the place of pilgrimage that owes its fame to the apparition of Mary.
Lourdes is annually visited by millions of pilgrims and can rightly be called a world-famous pilgrimage site.
According to many people, the water from the spring in the grotto where Mary appeared has healing qualities. Religious services are held every day, welcoming pilgrims in all languages. The torchlight procession, which takes place every evening and is joined by pilgrims, is beautiful.
Besides the Sanctuary, Lourdes has more to offer. The town is situated in a beautiful region where you can enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking, horse riding and playing golf. The combination of the Sanctuary and the town’s beautiful surroundings in the foothills of the French Pyrenees leaves a lasting impression on many visitors.