Visits to Lourdes
The Sanctuaries of Lourdes
The sanctuary of Lourdes has been the greatest place of pilgrimage since the apparitions. The sanctuary of Lourdes is made up of: the Grotto of Massabielle and three basilicas: the Immaculate Conception, the Basilica of the Rosary, the Pius X Basilica. You also have a reception for sick people, taps, swimming pools and the path cross and the meadow.
The Medival Castle
Since 1921, Le Château Fort has had a Pyrenean Museum, certified as a museum of France, which presents the most important collections of the history of the Pyrenees.
The Pic du Jer
The most beautiful panorama of the Pyrenees from Lourdes. The Pic du Jer which overlooks the city is accessible by a funicular more than a hundred years old which takes you not far from the summit at an altitude of 900 meters in a few minutes; charming journey…
A glacial lake 3 km from the city center. You can go walking or mountain biking, fish and play golf (18 holes).
In a natural setting, a restaurant, a playground for children, pedal boats and a picnic area are at your disposal.
Bernadette of Lourdes show
"Bernadette of Lourdes" is the story of the fascinating and inspiring Marian apparitions to the young Bernadette Soubirous. It is through official reports that the 5 main characters manage to bring Bernadette's adventure to life and make it a touching and unifying spectacle.
The Halls of Lourdes
If there is one place you cannot miss in the center of Lourdes, it is the Halles de Lourdes! Its remarkable architecture catches the eye. As you pass through the doors, you will discover all the local know-how in terms of gastronomy and meet producers and traders ready to introduce you to all the specialties of the Pyrenees.
Animal Park of the Pyrenees
The Parc animalier des Pyrénées, voted the best animal/nature leisure site in France in 2016, welcomes you to 14 hectares of pure nature where you can experience unforgettable moments in the heart of the mountains.
Set off to meet more than six hundred animals, with more than one hundred and twenty wild animals and a superb collection of birds: four large vultures, bears, wolves, lynx, foxes, raccoons, but also otters, the large ungulates of the mountains, and the stars of the park: the marmots.
Discovered in 1819 by a former grumbler of Napoleon, the Caves of Bétharram located between Pau and Lourdes. During a 1h20 visit, you will cross a mountain that has been dug by water over the centuries. We offer you an underground world, a real fairyland of limestone concretions with astonishing shapes,
The Castle l'Henri IV in Pau
Facing the Pyrenees, the Château de Pau is the emblematic monument of this city and their evolution is closely linked.
Feudal castle, which over the centuries has become a royal, imperial, national palace and then a museum. From the Middle Ages to the 19th century, the centuries have left their mark on its walls and in its decorations. There are many historical figures that mark this place and above all the others, that of Henri IV, first king of France and Navarre who was born there on December 13, 1553.
The cellars of Jurançon
Founded in 1949 at the foot of the Pyrenees, the Cave de Gan-Jurançon has become, over time, an essential site in Béarn. A stone's throw from Pau, Lourdes and Biarritz, it invites you to discover the vineyards of the Pyrenean foothills, their history and their traditions.
The Château and the Crouseilles -
In our small and old country (the literal meaning of Vic-Bilh), we are determined and stubborn to produce great wines. With the Pyrenees as our horizon, our big family invested in the vine in the guts. To live from our land, to make our country live, it is a living testament that the elders have transmitted to us. Here, on the borders of Gers, Béarn and Gascony, it is ultimately what sets us apart: a family history.
The Pic du Midi
Up there, air and light, their purity and transparency are the secret of this site, long reserved for scientists. The panoramic terraces have been fitted out over 750 m2. The gaze covers 300 km of summits of the Pyrenees chain which extend between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, and on the plains of the Great South-West. The splendor of the landscapes has earned the Pic du Midi a national natural site status since 2003.