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Discover Lourdes and its message

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VIDEO: LOURDES, A SPIRITUAL JEWEL (FOR ALL)

Simple, concise and clear, this video presents the message of Lourdes through the life
of Bernadette. It is a good starting point for discovering Lourdes. 
Duration: 37 minutes / All year round
•  For groups : reservation is obligatory on lourdes-opal.com / reservation@lourdes-
france.com / +33 (0)5 62 42 79 02
 
VIDEO: THE ‘TREASURE OF BERNADETTE’ - FOR CHILDREN
Animated film for children on the Apparitions and the spiritual path of Bernadette. 
 
Duration: 30 minutes / All year round
•  For  groups  of  children:  reservation  is  obligatory  on  lourdes-opal.com  /
reservation@lourdes-france.com / +33 (0)5 62 42 79 02
 
Need help? >>> Contact the Youth and Family Service: +33 (0)5 62 42 78 38 / sjeunes@lourdes-france.com 
DISCOVERING THE SANCTUARY AND THE MESSAGE OF LOURDES
Discovering the Sanctuary can be an opportunity to learn about the meaning of the
message  of  Lourdes  through  its  history,  the  beauty  of  the  place  and  the  signs  of
Lourdes.  Several  visits  are  possible,  according  to  the  age  of  those  taking  part,
depending on the time available and availability of access to the various places. 
  For a guided tour: Please contact the Youth and Family Service 
      +33 (0)5 62 42 78 38 / sjeunes@lourdes-france.com

IN BERNADETTE’S FOOTSTEPS
When you follow ‘Bernadette’s footsteps’, you can discover the relevance of the
message  of  Lourdes  through  the  places  where  Bernadette  lived.  This  visit  can  be
tailored to your needs, according to the age and composition of the group. 
Examples: 
1  -  Visit to  the museum, the Boly  Mill, the Cachot,  the  Parish  Church  and  the
Hospice (Duration: 2h).
2 – Visit to the Boly Mill and the Cachot (Duration: 1h).
  Guided tour: In July and August, meet at 2.15 pm at the ‘Crowned Virgin’ statue,
every day (except Wednesdays).
  Create your own tour with the help of the booklet ‘In Bernadette’s footsteps’
available  at  the  Information  Centre  and  the  Office  of  the  Youth  and  Family
Service.
 
Need help? >>> Contact the Youth and Family Service: +33 (0)5 62 42 78 38 / sjeunes@lourdes-france.com 
ON THE PATH TO BARTRÈS (UNACCOMPANIED)
Going  to  Bartrès  means  discovering  a  new  Bernadette,  the  everyday  Bernadette…
Walking to Bartrès is also an opportunity to learn about Bernadette’s spiritual path
towards her First Communion, towards the Eucharist. At 4 kilometres from Lourdes
(it  takes  1h  to  walk  there)  Bartrès,  in  particular  the  ‘Bergerie’  or  ‘sheepfold’  of
Bernadette, is an ideal spot for relaxation and meditation…
•  Takes about 1/2 day, between Easter and the end of October.
•  Reservation is obligatory with the Sœurs Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie (la
Pastourelle).  For  the  Church :  +33  (0)5.62.94.10.41  or  the  Bergerie :  +33
(0)5.62.42.02.03
•  Accompanying booklet ‘In Bernadette’s footsteps’ available from the Information
Centre. 
•  Walking route: there is a signposted path linking Lourdes to Bartrès avoiding the
main road. Ask for the map in the Information Centre.

THE LITTLE HOUSE OF BERNADETTE
An activity centre for CHILDREN accompanied by an adult, to discover the message of
Lourdes through numerous recreational activities: making a rosary, colouring etc...
•  During the Easter holidays, in July and August: Open every day from 9.00 am to
noon and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm (except on Sundays: no
morning  session.  Open  from  2.30  pm  to  5.00  pm),  in  the
rooms of the Hemicycle, adjacent to St Bernadette’s Church. 
•  During  the  French  school  holidays  in  November  and
February:  Open  from  2.00  pm  to  5.00  pm,  in  a  room
adjacent to the Information Centre.
•  During  the  Christmas  holidays  (except  Christmas  Day  and
New Year’s Day): Open from 2.00 pm to 5.00pm, in a room
adjacent to the Information Centre.
•  For groups of children: Reservation on lourdes-opal.com /
reservation@lourdes-france.com / +33 (0)5 62 42 79 02