2 guests:

630 €

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Lourdes: A Sacred Place at the foot of the French Pyrenees

Discover the beauty and history of Lourdes, and submerge yourself in a spiritual experience at the foot of the French Pyrenees.

What will we visit?

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BERNARDETTE SOUBIROUS, SPOTLIGHT OF THE SKEPTICAL

Marie-Bernadette Sobirós was a French country girl born in 1844, eldest of 9 siblings. In 1858, at the age of 14, she encountered a woman’s figure in a cave which demanded she returned to their very place of meeting in two weeks time. This figure identified herself as the Virgin Mary and told Bernadette to do penance and pray for the conversion of sinners.

The vision of Bernadette caused great commotion in Lourdes. The word was spread quickly and Bernadette was submitted to immense scrutiny by the Catholic Church. She never gave up telling her story after years of interrogation and physical abuse.

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THE MIRACLE OF LOURDES: A SACRED PLACE

After years of investigation the Catholic church recognized Bernadette’s visiones as authentic and declared Lourdes as a sacred place. Since then, Lourdes has been converted into one of the most influential and important places of pilgrimage in the world. Lourdes continues to be visited by millions of people each year. Bernadette was taken to Convent of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity and Christian Instruction, where she carried out a simple life and devoted herself to God until her death in 1879.

The history of Bernadette and the Apparitions of the Virgin Mary have had great impact in the Christian faith around the world. Bernadette is an inspiration to many visitors who come to visit Lourdes.

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WHAT WILL WE VISIT

We will start by visiting the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. This imposing church is situated near to where the Virgin Mary appeared to young Berndaette in 1858. It is famous for its dome and its mosaics. We will also visit the cave where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette.

We will enter the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception or Basilica of Saint Pius X, the world’s largest underground church, with capacity to hold up to 20,000 people. We’ll continue the tour by visiting the Soubirous Flour-mill where Bernardette spent most of her childhood and youth.

2 guests:

630 €

TOUR DETAILS

Private tour

Pick up at Hotel

Additional Adult: +145€

Additional guest (10-17 years): +80€

10 years and younger: No charge

Time: 9:00

Duration: 8 hours

Places: Lourdes

INCLUDED

Professional Guide

Transport

Water

NOT INCLUDED

⊗ Anything not previously mentioned

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