Chateau Fort of Lourdes, Lourdes

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Strategically placed at the entrance to the seven valleys of the Lavedan, Chateau Fort of Lourdes is an ancient fortress with origins dating back to Roman times. At the foot of the 14th-century keep lies the botanical garden with its unique miniatures. Look for the altar from Saint-Pierre de Lourdes, which has been relocated to the chapel. Discover the history of the Pyrénées through the large collection at the on-site museum. On display are locally made furniture and ceramics from the 18th century, traditional costumes and tools, and a shepherd’s hut. To find out how to plan a trip to Lourdes, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • It was well organised with all covid protocols in place, which unfortunately included the closing of the lift so if you are disabled or infirm or even unfit it's quite a slope and stair climb up to... 
    It was well organised with all covid protocols in place, which unfortunately included the closing of the lift so if you are disabled or infirm or even unfit it's quite a slope and stair climb up to...  more »
  • Lourdes is said to be the place where heaven touches the earth. Whilst the Sanctuary for Christian pilgrims represents heaven, this medieval castle symbolizes the earth walking in its botanical... 
    Lourdes is said to be the place where heaven touches the earth. Whilst the Sanctuary for Christian pilgrims represents heaven, this medieval castle symbolizes the earth walking in its botanical...  more »

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