Lourdes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lourdes in Hautes-Pyrenees

Visit Lourdes: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

France This Way comment: Lourdes is of course very famous as a pilgrimage centre which attracts millions of pilgrims and visitors each year

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Lourdes. For detailed visitor information see the Lourdes travel guide.

Lourdes is situated in the Hautes-Pyrenees department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south-west of France at 18 kilometres from Tarbes, the department capital (general information: Lourdes is 667 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Tarbes at 18 km and Luz-Saint-Sauveur at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lourdes, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Lourdes in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Hautes-Pyrenees

Map of places to visit near Lourdes

Markets in and near Lourdes

Market days in Lourdes: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Saturday all day & Monday & Friday;

  • Lourdes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Saturday all day & Monday & Friday (0km)
  • Bagneres-de-Bigorre: market Saturday all day (16km)
  • Tarbes: market Thursday all day (20km)
  • Luz-Saint-Sauveur: market Monday (25km)
  • Castet: market Thursday (30km)
  • Gan: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Vic-en-Bigorre: market Saturday all day (32km)
  • Pau: market every day except Sunday (34km)
  • Rabastens-de-Bigorre: market Monday (36km)
  • Arreau: market Thursday all day (39km)

More information about Lourdes, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Lourdes, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Lourdes.

Grand sites of France

  • Cirque de Gavarnie (45km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Marshall Foch house (18km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin Massey (19km)
  • Jardins du château de Viven (49km)
  • Jardin du château de Momas (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Betharram (12km)
  • Grottes de Médous (18km)
  • Cirque du Lys (25km)
  • Cirque du Litor (25km)
  • Col du Tourmalet (26km)
  • Col d'Aubisque (27km)
  • Pont d'Espagne (28km)
  • Gouffre d'Esparros (31km)
  • Vallée d'Ossau (33km)
  • Cirque du Marcadau (33km)
  • Cirque de Troumouse (43km)
  • Cirque d'Estaubés (43km)
  • Cascade de Gavarnie (45km)
  • Vallée d'Aspe (48km)
  • Lac d'Oo (59km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo d'Asson (18km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Lourdes

Canton: Lourdes

Arrondissement: Argelès-Gazost

Department: Hautes-Pyrenees

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 65100

Distance to Lourdes

from Tarbes (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 667 km

from Calais: 885 km

from Nice: 595 km

from Bordeaux: 198 km

from Strasbourg: 858 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Lourdes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 31 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ade, Arcizac-Ez-Angles, Artigues, Aspin-en-Lavedan, Averan, Barlest, Barry, Bartres, Berberust-Lias, Bourreac, Cheust, Ger, Gez-Ez-Angles, Jarret, Julos, Juncalas, Les Angles, Lezignan, Loubajac, Lugagnan, Omex, Ossen, Ourdis-Cotdoussan, Ouste, Pareac, Peyrouse, Poueyferre, Saint-Creac, Segus, Sere-Lanso and Viger.

This page in French: Visiter Lourdes