About Lourdes

In the heart of the Pyrenees, Lourdes receives more than 5 million visitors from all over the world every year. Spirituality, whether belonging to history, is part of the present through the depth and beauty of the sight, the marks of the past, the serenity of the Sanctuaries.

Lourdes was just a small market town on the 11 February, when Bernadette Soubirous met, along the Gave, the “Lady” that made the town a Marian city.

Today Lourdes has the second greatest number of hotels in France with 230 establishments. Its geographical position, at the foot of the mountains makes it an ideal starting-point of excursions to the Pyrenees.

Lourdes Tourist Information Office