|Lourdes city centre|
|Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport (LDE): 6 mi from city centre|
Thinking of stopping by Lourdes for a holiday? This charming town in southern France is easy to get to onboard Air France from London Heathrow. Flights to Tarbes-Lourdes (LDE) operate daily with one stopover in Paris. In the summer season Ryanair operates direct flights to Lourdes from London Stansted.
Summer is without a doubt the most popular time to plan flights to Lourdes. The weather is fine and there is no better season to explore the Pyrenees. Find your flights to Lourdes three months in advance for the cheapest fares.
Direct flights to Lourdes take 2 hours from London.
Lourdes is a special place, especially for Catholics. It is believed that the Virgin Mary appeared 18 times to a young girl at the Grotto. It has woken this sleepy town up from its spell and today Lourdes is buzzing all summer long with visitors.
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception: For many visitors, the Basilica is the highlight of their trip. It's located just above the Grotto and was designed by Hyppolyte Durand and built in the 1800s.
The Grotto: Of course the cave where Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to also quite a famous stop. Legend has it that Bernadette felt a gust of wind there and a light appeared in the shape of a small girl wearing white with a blue sash.
Candlelight Procession: Every single night there is a candlelight procession. You can join it with a candle bought from one of the many souvenir shops. It takes place in the main square outside the Basilica.
Find more information on Lourdes Tourism.
There are hundreds of hotels in and around Lourdes to cater to the many pilgrims that come and visit. Hotel rooms outside of town will be cheaper but make sure you have a Lourdes car hire to get around easily. Rooms are generally quite cheap here due to large supply.