Water, rock and light are the key elements, and are closely linked to the history of the Virgin’s Apparitions to Saint Bernadette.
These symbols are universal and can be found in other cultures and religions. This is why Lourdes attracts people from all over the world. Pilgrims, visitors and other tourists come from all over the world to discover this very special site. So it is not unusual to meet people who come from different regions of the world but who share a common goal: the quest for spirituality.