LOURDES 1858 - 2018 : 160 YEARS OF EMOTIONS !

Get ready for the 160th anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes!

Lourdes 160 years of emotions
Avril à Lourdes

Since 1858, Lourdes has brought together women and men from every continent, people of different cultures and languages, to share their stories, encounters and emotional experiences. Lourdes is home to an ethereal aura that you will find nowhere else. A spiritual retreat from which to draw strength, a beneficial ritual passed on from generation to generation, a return to one's origins, the inspiration to make a fresh start in life, or simply a place to come and see the sights, Lourdes invites you to experience this scintillating place for yourself…

2018 is set to be an unforgettable year, with a host of events on offer throughout the year. Lourdes awaits!

Fresque historique

To mark the 160th anniversary of the Apparitions, on 11 February a historical mural was unveiled on Place Peyramale (next to the Tourist Office). The mural consists of four chronological chapters looking back at the extraordinary destiny of our town, which changed for ever after Bernadette Soubirous shared what she had witnessed. The people of Lourdes are proud of their unique history, and welcoming legions of visitors over the decades has enabled us to mix with people of all kinds and share this thrilling experience with them.

Share your thrilling experiences and photos of Lourdes on social media now: #Lourdes2018 and #TourismeLourdes