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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, Lourdes

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Surrounding the Catholic Grotto, Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes is a pilgrimage destination, especially for the sick. Also known as the Domain, the area serves several functions, including devotional activities, offices, and accommodations for sick pilgrims and their helpers. The Domain’s 51 hectares (126 acres) include the Grotto itself, nearby faucets that dispense the water of Lourdes, reputed for its miraculous healing power, and the offices of the Lourdes Medical Bureau. The Domain offers 22 separate places of worship, including a number of churches and basilicas. For Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and beyond, use our Lourdes day trip planning website to get the most from your Lourdes vacation.
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  • We went to a candlelight rosary at the grotto. The prayers were was recited in several languages by the glow of many candles. It was a peaceful and wonderful experience. 
    We went to a candlelight rosary at the grotto. The prayers were was recited in several languages by the glow of many candles. It was a peaceful and wonderful experience.  more »
  • We stayed at Zenitude "Lorda" appartement/hôtel . Easy access to main places in Lourdes ;.Very welcoming and comfortable place ! We went to "Roi Albert" brasserie's near by for our meals : Good... 
    We stayed at Zenitude "Lorda" appartement/hôtel . Easy access to main places in Lourdes ;.Very welcoming and comfortable place ! We went to "Roi Albert" brasserie's near by for our meals : Good...  more »
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  • A once in a lifetime experience. We felt so blessed to have a the opportunity to visit this wonderful place despite the lengthy journey from Paris. I’ve been to other Marian sanctuaries including the Guadalupe and Fatima, yet enjoyed this one the most. The Sanctuary is breathtaking and the minute you walk in you can feel the peace and beauty that lies inside. There were so many pilgrims yet everything was so well organized that at no point did we feel overwhelmed. The group of volunteers is unlike anything I’ve seen before and the main Basilique is astonishingly beautiful. We enjoyed attending mass in the early morning - and were rejoiced to attend one in our native language on Saturday along with confessions. The visit to the Grotto was absolutely special and the evening procession can’t be put into words - something you have to experience to describe. We stayed for two full days and three nights, which I highly recommend so you can absorb the experience without feeling rushed.
  • Beautiful serene place to revive your religious spirit. Lots of events happening throughout the day and in different languages. Daily Eucharistic procession at 5pm. Daily candlelight rosary procession at 9pm. Very touching processions. Masses held in various languages in the chapels and Basilica of Immaculate Conception, Basilica of the Rosary, etc. The grotto is beautiful and has Masses and rosaries said at the Grotto. Definitely worth the visit. Lots of shops selling religious, good quality items. Very friendly and safe place overall.

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