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Grand Hôtel de la Grotte invites you to discover our region and make the most of our cultural and natural inheritance.

Come and discover amazing sites in Lourdes and its surroundings. It will be possible to create your own tour, from the Grand Hôtel de la Grotte.

In Lourdes:


- Castle Fort classed as a Historical Monument, its museum exposes important collection about Pyrenean history. Information

- Musée de cire « The Grevin of Lourdes » it is about the story of Bernadette Soubirous or reproduction of the Last Supper of Leonardo Da Vinci… Information

- The Pic du Jer: Come and visit Lourdes by the air! Information

- Moulin de Boly: Place where is born Bernadette Soubirous. Information

- Cachot: place where lived the Soubirous and from where Bernadette leave to reach the Grotto. Information

- Le petit Lourdes: Visit the town at the time of Bernadette Soubirous, small reproduction. Information

- Museum of Lourdes: Full story of Bernadette’s life is told. Information

- Musée de la Nativité: Discover all the story of Jesus and Nativity.

 

« Grands sites de Midi-Pyrénées »

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Within 120 km from the Grand Hôtel de la Grotte:


- Le Cirque de Gavarnie, site recognized UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites Award for its landscapes. Information

- The Pic du Midi de Bigorre: amazing view of the Pyrenees, with its museum of astrology and the story of the Pic. Information

- Pont d’Espagne: beautiful place for walks around Gaube’s lake, close to waterfalls and mountains. Information

- Saint Bertrand de Comminges, this town keep the footsteps of the history, with ancient ruins from Roman or Middle-Age. The cathedral and the basilica are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. Information

- Marciac and Jazz festival, now is one of the best European festivals. Information

- Flaran, Baïse, Armagnac. To discover: Flaran Abbey and exhibitions dedicated to The Saint James of Compostela pilgrimage routes, Armagnac wineries and others historical sites. Information

 

Within 250 km from the Grand Hôtel de la Grotte:


- Toulouse « The Pink city », the Garonne and the canal du Midi are listed as UNESCO world heritage, The Capitol… Information

- Foix and its Castle, the medieval streets. And also in Ariege, you can see caves or Saint-Lizier stop of Saint James of Compostela pilgrimage. Information

- Sorèze, Revel-Saint-Ferréol. To discover, the Abbey and school of Sorèze or the home where is born the founder of the Canal du Midi. Information

- Moissac, major stop of the Saint James of Compostela pilgrimage, known for the Abbey Saint- Pierre listed UNESCO’s world heritage. Information

- Luchon, in the heart of the Pyrenees, known for thermal baths and the must-see is the Hospice de France. Information

- Auch, home of D’Artagnan, where you must see Tower of Armagnac, Cathedral Saint-Marie world heritage… Information

 

Others sites


- The Underground Cave of Médous, discover the beauty of the concretions, the underground river and the structure of the underground cave. Information

- Bartrès, city in which Bernadette Soubirous lived at her nurse’s home. Information

- Castle of Pau, built in the 11th century where Henri IV was born. Information

- Cave de Jurançon. The Jurançon (wine) is known thanks to Henri II and Henri IV of Navarre. Information

- Zoo d’Asson, located at the foot of the mountain. You will find a lot of animals from different continent and a beautiful view of the Pyrenees. Information

- Grottes de Bétharram, this cave is on 5 level, has been discovered since the 19th century. Information

- Les Haras Nationaux de Tarbes, place created by Napoleon in 1806. “Les Haras” are listed as Historical Monument. Information

- Parc animalier des Pyrénées in Argelès-Gazost, in the heart of the Pyrenees, this park presents you several animals such as: wolf, bear, stag, fox… Information

- Donjon des Aigles in Beaucens, you can observe the most prestigious collections of diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey from around the world. Information

- Routes of the « Tour de France »

- Lake of Estaing

 



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