Located in the Hautes-Pyrénées, in the far south of France, Lourdes is a city of just under 15,000 inhabitants, known as a place of Catholic pilgrimage following the apparitions that took place there in 1858, and its international reputation makes it the second largest hotel park after Paris, destined to receive more than 5 million visitors each year! In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
The city has had an equally rich history even before the 19th century, since the site has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Curious travellers will therefore be able to discover several sites of interest: the media library installed in the Halles building with its superb metal structure and old glass roofs; several museums such as the Wax Museum or the Nativity Museum; the Old Lourdes and its impressive fortified castle and stronghold, which today houses the Pyrenean Museum; the Old Bridge; the house of Sainte Bernadette; the beautiful little square of Marcadal with its fountain; the houses with red or pink walls on Avenue Maréchal-Foch; the halls and the covered market; the garden of the Palais des Congrès with its music stand; the castle of Soum; or the magnificent Hôtel de Ville. It is obviously impossible to miss the Sanctuaries, such as the cave of Massabielle or the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. In the surroundings, you can discover the "pic du Jer" which you can access by the funicular leaving the city, the lake of Lourdes and the golf course which borders it, the caves of the Wolf and the Sarrazins, the ruins of the former Benedictine abbey of Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre. If you plan a visit in the area of Lourdes you will definitely have the opportunity to discover an unusual region of France!
The city of Lourdes being located not far from the border with Spain, its climate is temperate with four distinct seasons. In summer, the heat in the middle of the day can be severe although rain appears pretty much all year round but at different frequencies depending on the season. From June to August, the climate of Lourdes is reminiscent of that of the Landes globally: the rain appears from time to time, but you can enjoy warm weather most of the time!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!