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Lourdes is in close proximity of the France-Spain boarder making it easy to popover the boarder to explore the delightful cities of San Sebastian, Pampalona and Bilbao. If you would rather stay on the French side of the boarder make your way to the beautiful cities of Pau and Toulouse, as they are both within driving distance of Lourdes. If you have questions about driving in Lourdes, be sure to visit our driving information page for help.
Traveling to Lourdes by religious pilgrims is a regular occurrence; however, the secular traveler may overlook this French town. The fact is, you don?t have to believe in the story of the Marian apparition or even be religious to enjoy some time in Lourdes. One of the best ways to venture out and explore the area is by renting a car. This gives you the freedom to go and do as you please, on your own schedule.
Lourdes is located close to Spain but separated from this area by the Pyrenees mountain chain. If you love adventure and want to enjoy some of the amazing views of the area, it may be a good idea to drive to the mountains and enjoy a day hiking up them. There are three summits in the nearby area, with the lazier traveler having the option to take the funicular to Grand Jer.
One of the biggest draws is the Sanctuary. This is not just a journey for the religious pilgrims, the Byzantine Ukrainian Church and Rosary Basilica offer a unique look into the history and culture of the religion as well as the entire country.
You can also visit the 8th-century fort, which was used by Charlemagne or stroll by the Gave de Pau River. You can drive along the coast for a while, or get out and people watch for an afternoon.
If you want to avoid driving in the rain during your visit to Lourdes, it is a good idea to avoid going in May. It is also quite cold in December, which is why the summer is the ideal time for a visit.
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