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LOURDES


Lourdes is a small town in the Hantes-Pyrenees department in southwest of France, it is the largest Catholic pilgrimage destination, religious attraction in Lourdes are Basilica of the Immaculate Conception -  this was first basilica built in Lourdes situated on the top of the rock above the Grotto, Basilica of the Rosary in the inside of basilica mosaic pandes illustrate each of the 15 mysteries, Grotto of Massabille in wich Mary appeard to Bernadette and the sourceof the shrine healing water, House of St Bernadette now is museum with her personal stuffs like a kitchen, a mill, Bernadettes bedroom and family photos, the museums in Lourdes will guode through the past to until now, Castle and pyrenean museum, the Nativity museum,the Wax museum, the Lourdes museum, the Little Lourdes, Culture and Regional Architecture, the Miraculous Medal museum, the Christ museum, the Gemmal museum, Le Pic du Jer is the chair lift with a panoramic overlook of Lourdes, Little Tourist train - the excursion covers 7,5 km and lastes about 45 minutes, you cen see the cite Mariale, the old quaters, the upper town and historic buildings, a few minutes from the town centre is a Lourdes lake and wood for those who want go to fishing, sailing, rowing, pedalos, mountin biking, horse riding, restaurants.

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