Lourdes, an important pilgrimage town
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Lourdes city guide
Lourdes, the Marian city
Lourdes is a small town located in southern France. It is a world renowned place and a pilgrimage site for Christians. In 19th century a small local girl claimed that a lady appeared to her in a Grotto and the later told her that she was the Immaculate Conception. The faithful ones believed she was the Virgin Mary. Since that time, Lourdes has become a place of spirituality surrounded by a beautiful landscape. Indeed, Lourdes can be the ideal starting point to visit the Pyrenees Mountains. The Lourdes railway station is less than 1km from the sanctuaries of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Visit the sanctuaries of Our Lady of Lourdes, to discover where the Virgin Mary first appeared. Don’t miss the Basilica of Rosary and the underground basilica. The sanctuaries are open 24 hours a day, all year long. Masses are celebrated every day from the month of April to October. Don’t miss the torchlight Procession in the evening and drinking the water from La Source spring. It is believed to have healing properties.
From Lourdes, you can take the funicular train to reach the summit of Pic du Ver. The panoramic view is stunning. You can also take an excursion to Cauteret-Pont d’Espagne to see its waterfalls and to Gavarnie, a UNESCO world heritage site. Don’t leave without going to the Pic du Midi de Bigoore Observatory, one of the highest in Europe.
Being a very popular destination, Lourdes has more than 200 restaurants offering all kinds of cuisine. However try the garbure, a local delight. It is a vegetable soup with confit duck. If you want to avoid crowds, head to a back-street tavern for tender Pyrenean lamb with Tarbais haricots.
Lourdes is not what we can call a hot shopping destination. However those who are of Christian faith will de delight by the choice of religious memorabilia and souvenirs. Statuettes of saints, rosaries and candles are everywhere. Flanking the famed Grotto, the Sanctuary starts a run of hundreds of shops selling virgin emblazoned paraphernalia.
Lourdes Tourist Office
Place Peyramale, 65100 Lourdes.
Tel: +33 5 62 42 77 40
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Lourdes.
Lourdes railway station(s)
Lourdes Train Station
Address: 33, Avenue de la Gare 65100 LourdesOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 5am to 11:45pm
Saturday and Sunday: 5am to 11:45pm
Public holidays: 5am to 11:45pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER), Intercity trains
SNCF rail agents, Luggage trolley, Waiting rooms, Assistance for disabled persons, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist office, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Interactive Rail Map
Nearby and easily reachable by train
Main cities in France
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- "Confortable Journey" Yasuhide a. 02/12/2013
My familiy got on Euro Rail to go to Lourdes. Trains inside and toilet was very clean, so we could enjoy very confortable journey. Thank you very much.
- "Comfortable overall" Mary f. 09/11/2013
Comfortable overall, despite delays due to electrical problems and later a tree falling on the track. Snack bar with chicken wraps
- "Well done!" Clayton Jaison f. 12/09/2013
The TGV was very comfortable and the assiatance personnel at Bordeaux were very courteous.
- "Superb trip by TGV" Peter d. 09/09/2013
The timings were convenient and the whole journey from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes was an amazing experience.
- "Our journey on the TGV" Winslie r. 30/08/2013
We had a very nice journey,although the seats were not too comfortable,the facilities were very good,and we enjoyed our trip back to Paris. We rate the TGV as a excellent Train.
- "Trip to lourdes" Thanalingam k. 23/08/2013
Trip journey was pleasant, people were nice when were inquire about the annoucement in french.. Perhaps annocement in english help non french speacking tourist. thank you
- "Trip to Lourdes" Darryl r. 13/08/2013
We had taken the TGV Atlantique from Paris to Lourdes (direct) and we thoroughly enjoyed the scenic journey. What we liked? Second Class travel is more than comfortable. The seats. The cabin cleanliness. What we did not like? Second class air conditioning was insufficient. Felt very warm at times... All announcements in FRENCH only making it very difficult for English-speaking passengers to understand deviations to routes which occurred on our trip. Toilets can be cleaner. Bar to be better equipped. Baggage space to be increased. Sufficient warning to be given to passengers when train is ready to depart - currently, the door just shuts at departure time. Summary: An awesome experience.
- "Train experience" . 04/08/2013
I was disappointed because I booked from Lourdes to Paris, and I thought that it will lessen our burden in carrying our luggage because we stayed in the hotel right infront of the Lourdes train station but to our surprise when we were at the train station we are told that we will be transported by bus to Pau to catch the train to Paris. We have 3 luggage and a baby push chair, when we were at Pau train station we were going up and down several stairs and it was a horrible experience carrying those luggage up and down. If we only know that we will get in the train at Pau station, I should have cancelled it and instead take the plane to Paris but the problem was that we were not informed ahead of time that the train from Lourdes was cancelled due to whatever problems. My suggestion is that if there are changes regarding the train schedule and routes you should have informed the passengers thru emails so that we will be aware and plan ahead an alternate route.
- "very nice journey" Andrew b. 28/07/2013
Earlier notification of platform would be a very good improvement. 15-20 minutes is not really enough to get hundreds of passengers with baggage onto the train nicely.
- "great way fr. south to Paris" Patrick m. 23/07/2013
This was a great way to get from Southern France to Paris. It took about 7 hours. There was a convenient food train so I was able to kill some time and grab some lunch. The second class seat was comfortable een when the train got crowded. Two issues: I travelled from lourdes, luckily I went very early to the train station to make sure all was well. It turns out that I needed to catch a bus from Lourdes to Pau and then the train to Paris. The bus was leaving an HOUR earlier than my train time, so I lost an hour of time to spend at Lourdes. Another unusual thing was that passengers were sitting in different seats, which was a bit annoying. A new group would get on the train with children and expect to sit in ny seat regardless if they were reserved. Overall it made getting to Paris very easy.
- "Trip with TGV" Ida s. 19/06/2013
We have a pleasant journey from Lourdes to Paris via Bordeaux. For family trip, it's better to take longer transit in Bordeaux as we have only around 20 minutes to jump to another train. A bit hurry to travel with family (with seniors or children). However TGV is comfortable and convinience for travelling.
- "Paris Lourdes trip" Gavin d. 16/06/2013
The journey was very comfortable. The train interiors were fantastic and there was sufficient leg room available. Separate areas for storage of luggage was also a plus point since we were a big family of 5 persons and had a few bags with us. Overall we enjoyed the experience very much and I would recommend TGV train travel to all.
- "Comfortable ride" Diana Hoon Cheng t. 03/06/2013
My husband and I bought first class tickets because they were on sale. Initially there was a group of people who were not supposed to be in the first class cabins and they were talking loudly. When the inspector came, they had to go to their "rightful" seats and there was quiet. Everything was good except that on the end leg, there was no water in one of the toilet cubicles.
- "Lourdes Trip" Rolando c. 03/06/2013
Very comfortable ride. Seats are wide and cozy. Only one comment, train conductor can not speak English.
- "Tgv review" Hencel m. 02/06/2013
I chose first class because I thought there would be free snacks, etc. Apparently the only difference between fist and second class are the chairs!