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Renting a car in Lourdes may be the best choice for your journey. Indeed, the city provides only a part of the activities recommended to those who come here, and driving your own rental car will allow you to move comfortably, halving time and costs. On you can just enter the dates of your stay to get estimates of different types of car, in order to satisfy your personal needs! You can choose whether to pick up the car at the airport, train or even in the nearby the cities of Pau and Tarbes. Booking your car is very easy and once you get to Lourdes, you just have to worry about having the rental voucher that you’d sent us with you, your driver's license and a credit card.

Things to do in Lourdes

Most of the places to visit in Lourdes are inextricably linked to religion. Anyone visiting this French town cannot miss places of the miraculous apparition of the Blessed Mother. However this land hides even more treasures: Lourdes has a fascinating nature that is worth a visit. As we said, the many places of worship scattered in the area definitely worth to be visited: here you can breathe an air of sacredness and the incredible spectacle of people gathered in prayer will remain engraved on your mind. The best known place of worship of Lourdes is represented by the Massabielle Caves: according to tradition, here the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous for the first time, February 11, 1858, when she was fourteen. Today is the main pilgrimage destination of millions of faithful tourists. Here you can admire the miraculous spring, which, according to Christian tradition, was created out of nothing during the ninth apparition of Virgin Mary. Drinking water gushes out from here and, according to the Christians, it has miraculous qualities. Other religious sites to visit are definitely the Church of Bernadette, built precisely where the last miraculous apparition took place. The Upper Basilica, situated above the Rosary Basilica, a Gothic church built on the rock overlooking the caves. Here you can also admire the 70-meter-high bell tower, on top of which there is a bronze clock whose chimes ring out the Ave Maria of Lourdes. If you want to investigate the events that led Lourdes to become a crucial place of worship and pilgrimage, head to the Bernadette Museum.

Top 3 Must See:

  • The Massabielle Caves

  • The Bernadette Museum

  • Bagnère-de-Bigorre

Drive Around Lourdes

Even if you are in Lourdes for spiritual reasons, don’t miss the chance to explore the fantastic surroundings. Having a rental car is definitely the most convenient way to explore the nearby Pyrenees. Located only 23 kilometers away from the centre of Lourdes, in Bagnères-de-Bigorre you’ll find a beautiful spa, the perfect place to relax. Other famous tourist spots, especially in winter, are Cuterets and Luz Ardiden, both boasting beautiful ski slopes. You can also visit the city of Gavarnie, located further to the south of Lourdes, known for its famous glacial circus, the Cirque du Gavarnie. Even fans of amusement parks will be pleased to visit Lourdes: near the city there are are several amusement and parks, from Parc animalier des Pyrénées to Donjon des aigles.

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