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Discovering Lourdes and its message

Le Sanctuaire de Lourdes by night

Lourdes, a spiritual jewel

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
•  Refer to the set times for the videos at the Information Centre or make a reservation for an alternative time (Information Centre: +33 (0)5 62 42 20 08).


Discovering Lourdes and its message

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.
•  Guided tour: Meet at 2.15 pm, at the ‘Crowned Virgin’ statue, every day from Easter to the end of October.
•  Duration: approx. 1h30

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. 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: Meet at 2.30 pm, at the ‘Crowned Virgin’ statue every day, in July and August.
  • Create your own tour with the help of the booklets ‘In Bernadette’s footsteps’ or ‘Young people in Lourdes’ available at the Information Centre and the Office of the Youth and Family Service.

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, available all year round.
  • 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.