It is known worldwide for the Sanctuaries Notre-Dame de Lourdes, or the Domain, a major Catholic pilgrimage site. Every year, millions visit the Grotto of Massabielle where, in 1858, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Bernadette Soubirous. Religious processions take place daily for most of the year.

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Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes

pilgrimage site

Castle Pyrenean Museum

11th century

Pic du Jer

scenic railway

House of St Bernadette

St Bernadette