For a Catholic Pilgrimage, there are few sites most significant than to Lourdes, France. Religious sites include, Basilica Notre Dame of the Rosary, the Massabielle Grotto, the Basilica of Immaculate Conception, the Church of St. Bernadette, the Crypt and the Basilica of St. Pius X. The beautiful mountainsides and breathtaking views also make it a “must-see” for so many travelers ready to explore and become lost within the culture. Second only to a Rome Pilgrimage, Lourdes is one of the most significant pilgrimage sites.
This site is known as the place where the Virgin Mary visited Marie “Bernadette” Soubirous multiple times between February 11th and July 16th 1858. Bernadette later asked for a church to be build where she was visited by the Immaculate Conception. She was later canonized in 1933 by Pope Pius X into sainthood.
Millions of worshiping Catholics now venture to the site of these sightings and it continues to be a direct point of pilgrimage. When booking a Pilgrimage trip
, consider one of the Lourdes vacation packages
that will give you a feel for each of the faithful sites in Lourdes, France.