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Lourdes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Lourdes: highlights and tourist information

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

Lourdes is situated in the Hautes-Pyrenees department and Occitanie region.

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.

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.

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!

Saint-Savin

Saint-Savin

at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

It is the abbey church in Saint-Savin, and the...

See Saint-Savin guide
Tarbes

Tarbes

at 18 km (direction north-east)

The substantial gardens of Jardin Massey are the main place...

See Tarbes guide
Luz-Saint-Sauveur

Luz-Saint-Sauveur

at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

The pleasant town of Luz-Saint-Sauveur is well placed to...

See Luz-Saint-Sauveur guide
Col du Tourmalet

Col du Tourmalet

Scenery at 26 km (direction south-east)

The Col du Tourmalet is a mountain pass in the Pyrenees, famous...

See Col du Tourmalet guide
 
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Col d'Aubisque

Col d'Aubisque

Scenery at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The Col d'Aubisque is a beautiful mountain pass with...

See Col d'Aubisque guide
Gourette

Gourette

at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Gourette s a small ski station on the route to the...

See Gourette guide
Eaux-Bonnes

Eaux-Bonnes

at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Eaux-Bonnes is a 19th century belle-epoque spa town at the...

See Eaux-Bonnes guide
Laruns

Laruns

at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Laruns is a pretty village, but it is the surrounding...

See Laruns guide
Chateau de Pau

Chateau de Pau

Castle at 35 km (direction west-north-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The Chateau de Pau is an impressive combination of...

See Chateau de Pau guide
Pau

Pau

at 35 km (direction west-north-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The large town of Pau is well known for...

See Pau guide
Col d'Aspin

Col d'Aspin

Scenery at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

The Col d'Aspin is an important mountain pass in the west of...

See Col d'Aspin guide
Pyrenees National Parc

Pyrenees National Parc

National Parc at 37 km (direction south-west)

The Pyrenees National Parc contains a great deal of...

See Pyrenees National Parc guide
Arreau

Arreau

at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

Deep in the Pyrenees on a small river, Arreau is a...

See Arreau guide
Mont Perdu

Mont Perdu

Heritage Site at 40 km (direction south)

Mont-Perdu is a natural highlight on the border between France and...

See Mont Perdu guide

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Map of places to visit near Lourdes

 
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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)

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Tourist attractions near Lourdes, France

What to do at Lourdes? 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

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)
 
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Geography and distances

Lourdes is in the south-west of France at 18 kilometres from Tarbes, the department capital (general information: Lourdes is 667 kilometres from Paris).

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

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