Pyrénées

History of The Pyrénées

Lourdes

Lourdes

Since a peasant girl reported seeing a vision of Our Lady in the surrounding fields in 1858, Lourdes has become a major destination for around 5 million Christian pilgrims from around the world. Many come to be healed by the spring waters in the grotto of The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. There is a basilica with 15 chapels and a 12th century castle to explore.