BERNADETTE'S PATH

At about 4 km from Lourdes, Bartrès Village is cradled by Saint Bernadette’s story. A path from the Grotto of Apparitions to this village helps us to be right back into the little shepherd’s life …

Bartrès is the place evoking the few months of Bernadette at Marie Lagües’s, her wet nurse, prior to the apparitions. The Burg farm keeps its ancient style and Bernadette’s bedroom is still intact.

In the village church, the choir dating from the late 17th century remains unchanged. The sheepfold where Bernadette was looking after the sheep preserves the same atmosphere of those times (1856) and it seems that the shepherd is about to come out from the path with her lambs …