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Bernadette’s life path

Bernadette’s life path

The Bernadette’s life path presents the small city of Lourdes, in its social and historical context, before, during and after the Apparitions of 1858. From the nineteenth century up to now, the visitor follows the evolution of the city and its necessary transformations to foster the crowds
This itinerary reveals, under the form of illustrated boards, the Marian city such as Bernadette knew and frequented it.
This itinerary which can be done in 1h30mn includes seventeen points of interest.

11 km
1 h 30 mn
max. 410 m
min. 367 m
330 m
-328 m

Altimetric profile

Styles : BaladeDiscoveryIn town
Public : FamilyOccasional hikersSeniorsAdolescents
Themes : CulturalPatrimony

Starting point

12 Rue de Maupas
65100 Lourdes
Lat : 43.0971Lng : -0.05058
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Quai Saint-Jean - The Lavenders

In this part of town, the development of pilgrimage and hotels gave...Read more

Quai Saint Jean 65100 LOURDES
Lat : 43.0971Lng : -0.0505839
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Saint-Michel Gate - Saint-Michel Bridge

The Grotto Boulevard was built by the Sanctuary chaplains, in collaboration...Read more

Pont Saint-Michel 65100 Lourdes
Lat : 43.0982Lng : -0.05092
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Moulin Gras

In September 1859, the Soubirous family moved to settle in Moulin...Read more

5 Rue Bernadette Soubirous 65100 Lourdes
Lat : 43.0979Lng : -0.05005
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Moulin de Boly

Bernadette Soubirous’s family had to face poverty, moving of home...Read more

12 Rue Bernadette Soubirous 65100 Lourdes
Lat : 43.0982Lng : -0.04888
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Paternal House

The street “rue Bernadette Soubirous” constitutes the old watermills...Read more

2 Rue Bernadette Soubirous 65100 LOURDES
Lat : 43.0981Lng : -0.0482794
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Cagots district

The origin of “cagots” is not well defined: medical? In the Middle...Read more

22 Rue de la Ribère 65100 Lourdes
Lat : 43.0986Lng : -0.0503397
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Cagots district

The “cagots” were a marginal social minority. They have lived under...Read more

9-15 Rue de la Ribère 65100 Lourdes
Lat : 43.0986Lng : -0.0491971
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Ancient hospice

In the hospice, Bernadette Soubirous attended religious instruction...Read more

2 avenue Alexandre Marqui 65100 LOURDES
Lat : 43.0998Lng : -0.0453528
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Lourdes train station

The development of Lourdes is connected to pilgrims’ trains. On...Read more

31 Avenue de la Gare 65100 Lourdes
Lat : 43.1004Lng : -0.0425076
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Jeanne d'Arc square – Arrieux Bridge

In the old times, the road crossed the Lapacca River on the Arrieux...Read more

2 Place Jeanne d'Arc 65100 Lourdes
Lat : 43.0981Lng : -0.0464827
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Fountain of the three nozzles

The fountain of the three nozzles is the oldest fountain in Lourdes,...Read more

7-9 Passage de la Fontaine 65100 Lourdes
Lat : 43.0978Lng : -0.0471801
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Abbot Peyramale’s presbytery

On March 25, 1858 Bernadette transmitted here in Occitan to Abbot...Read more

5 Impasse de Boly 65100 Lourdes
Lat : 43.0975Lng : -0.0462306
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Baptismal basins

The baptismal basin, made of marble from Lourdes, is dated from the...Read more

3 Place de l'Église 65100 Lourdes
Lat : 43.0965Lng : -0.045265
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Dungeon

Bernadette Soubirous had lived in this room of 16 m² with her parents,...Read more

15 Rue des Petits Fossés 65100 Lourdes
Lat : 43.0959Lng : -0.0475073
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Cemetery of Equality

On the 19th century, the medieval cemetery situated in Saint-Pierre...Read more

13 Rue de l'Égalité 65100 Lourdes
Lat : 43.0946Lng : -0.0509995
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Pont-Vieux

Until 1881, the only point to cross the Gave River and to access Massabielle...Read more

13 Pont Vieux 65100 Lourdes
Lat : 43.0952Lng : -0.0529643
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Saint-Joseph Gate

On February 11, 1858, Bernadette Soubirous, her sister Toinette and...Read more

21 Place Monseigneur Laurence 65100 Lourdes
Lat : 43.0968Lng : -0.0553179
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