Lourdes is a commune located in the Hautes-Pyrénées. It is mainly known throughout the world for the famous apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1858, which is why it is visited by nearly six million tourists from all over the world every year. Lourdes is classified as the third most important Catholic pilgrimage site in the world. The first is of course the Vatican and the second is Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Despite its relatively small size, about 14,000 inhabitants, it is the second largest hotel city in France, just behind Paris and in front of Nice.
What to do in Lourdes, city of the Virgin Mary
If you decide to spend a camping holiday in Lourdes, then Les Trois Vallées, our campsite located in Midi-Pyrénées, will be the ideal starting point for all your escapades. Of course there is the Sanctuary of Lourdes to see, the Catholic Church having built magnificent architectural works near the place where the Virgin Mary appeared. Don't miss the Esplanade of Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire Basilica during your walks! But going to Lourdes does not only mean going to the various places of pilgrimage, there are also a number of other places to visit. First of all, we can of course mention the Château Fort de Lourdes. It is one of the oldest military structures in France since its origins date back to Roman times. From this castle you will have a breathtaking view of the whole city of Lourdes and its surroundings. Moreover, when talking about a completely sumptuous view, think of taking the Pic du Jer funicular. It connects the city of Lourdes to the summit of the Pic du Jer and allows you to cross slopes of 58% with a height difference of 480 meters in just 8 minutes, simply impressive! A total of 80 people will be able to enjoy the view once they reach the top of the Pic du Jer. While strolling around Lourdes, you will finally find various places of interest such as the Massey Garden, the Wax Museum, the Petit Lourdes Museum, the Fatherly House of Sainte Bernadette, Le Cachot, or even the Tour de Garnavie, and of course the Pyrenees Animal Park where you can spend a pleasant moment with family, couples or friends. Don't forget to go through the Halles de Lourdes to do the market, to go to the Town Hall of Lourdes to admire its ochre colour, or to cross the Pont Vieux on the river Pau! Finally, the city of Lourdes is located in the Hautes-Pyrénées, near Tarbes and Pau, which is of course synonymous with calm and greenery. You will be able to see this during your visit to the Ossau Valley. The highest point in the Ossau Valley is the peak of the Midi d'Ossau, which rises to almost 2900 metres above sea level. Once there, do not hesitate to visit the towns and villages of the valley and taste the local specialities: goat and sheep cheese will be on hand. We look forward to seeing you at Camping Les Trois Vallées for an unforgettable stay in Lourdes!
The most beautiful campsites in Lourdes
Lourdes is not only its Catholic basilicas and monuments, it is also an exceptional natural landscape. Just a few hundred metres from the centre of Lourdes is enough to discover tourist sites other than those linked to the Catholic religion. In these places, you will find Camping Les Trois Vallées, one of the best in the region.
Every year, this campsite welcomes pilgrims, but also holidaymakers who wish to discover the town of Lourdes. It has different types of accommodation, including tents, private villas, or mobile homes. There are also various places to relax and enjoy activities such as the water park, gardens, restaurants and bars. After the effort, holidaymakers will be able to taste local products, relax on the deckchairs by the swimming pools or do sports activities within the campsite.
Campsites with swimming pool
Within the campsite Les Trois Vallées, you can enjoy a large water park. It is certainly the most attractive element of this place. The aquatic complex is composed of slides, several water basins of different depths, as well as paddling pools. A place of sharing and entertainment where entertainers often organize competitions during the summer. It is the ideal place to spend an afternoon at the pool in Lourdes.
Mobile home rental in Lourdes
The mobile homes at Camping Les Trois Vallées are particularly interesting for people who need peace and quiet and nature. They can accommodate entire families and have equipment that offers optimal comfort. An original and successful holiday in perspective.
4-star campsites near the Ossau Valley
To optimize your trip to Lourdes, booking a four-star campsite like Les Trois Vallées is a good idea. On-site activities, swimming pool, water park, and also proximity to various tourist sites in the area make it a perfect compromise for natural, sporting and discovery holidays. It is about 300 metres from the centre of Lourdes. As a four-star campsite, Les Trois Vallées obviously has top-of-the-range facilities and qualified staff.