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Lourdes is a major pilgrimage centre, la porte des Hautes-Pyrénées

Lourdes is a major pilgrimage centre. Every year thousands of pilgrims, both able-bodied and sick, come with their families, in groups and individually. It is also the point of departure for discovering the Gave mountain river valleys, grouping together those of Argelès-Gazost, Arrens-Marsous, Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Barèges, Gavarnie and Cauterets. From Bagnères-de-Bigorre one reaches the mountain passes including the Col d’Aspin and Col du Tourmalet…).
The little tourist train allows you to appreciate the charm of the town and its shops; you can take it and stop according to the places you want to visit:

  • The Château Fort and its museum of Pyrenean arts and traditions
  • The Nativity Museum
  • The Grévin Waxwork Museum
  • The Little Lourdes Museum
  • The Pic du Jer with its funicular and its superb views of the Pyrenean peaks.
  • The nearby Lake of Lourdes and its Golf Course, which are true havens of peace.

Nearby

Why not take advantage of your stay by setting off for a day in the company of Vincent, in discovery of the mountains? Take a close look at the Massif du Hautacam and the Pont d’Espagne and, above all, at this generous and protected natural environment with our guide.

Discover renowned sites such as Gavarnie – classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its cirque – and the Col du Tourmalet mountain pass, on your way to La Mongie, where you can view the highest Pyrenean peaks from the Pic du Midi, via the cable car.

Sports lovers can hire a bicycle for the day at the Payolle lake, in order to explore the mountain pass slopes of the Col de l'Aubisque, across the Azun valley, with its villages and churches, or the Col d’Aspin. The Mountain Streams Green Path runs from Lourdes to Cauterets and is perfect for family bicycle tours.
If you are coming by train or by plane, renting a car for one or several days will allow you to take full advantage of your stay in the Lourdes area. You will thus be able to include sports, or contemplative moments in the neighbouring valleys, in your cultural stay...

Tempted by a “discovery” day?

Tarbes is renowned for its Stud Farms and the Jardin Massey public gardens. On cloudy days, you will be amazed and delighted by a visit to the nearby Bétharram caves and Médous caves. Churches, chapels and lavoirs (wash houses) recount the history of the villages of the Hautes-Pyrénées.

 

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