It's not just about prayer - complementing the spiritual appeal of Lourdes is the beauty of the surrounding area. Lying in the south-west corner of France, the town enjoys a wonderful setting in the foothills of the Pyrenees - the mountains which form the frontier with Spain.
Our optional excursions can give you a taste of the local countryside. In Bartres you can experience wonderful scenery and clear mountain air.
If you'd rather stay in Lourdes itself, there are plenty of ways to spend your time, these include:
shops, golf course, a funicular railway on the Pic du Jer, the "little train", the local pool, the chateau, a tour of the City Poor, or simply relax at one of the cafe bars.
All our excursions are subject to minimum numbers.
Half day visit to the Pyrenean mountain village of Gavarnie, set against the spectacular backdrop of Europe’s highest waterfall.
Half day visit to Bartrès, where St Bernadette spent part of her childhood. Mass at the Parish Church can be arranged.
Half day visit to the shrine of Our Lady of Betharram and the Lac de Lourdes.
Half day trip to Pont d'Espagne, in the high Pyrenees, where you will take a ski lift visit to the Lac de Gaube.
Other excursions may be available on request and subject to sufficient numbers.