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Lourdes Pilgrimage & Rocamadour

Lourdes offers a delightful position at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains and had been a strategic stronghold for centuries. The apparition of Saint Bernadette in the 19th century led to Rocamadour becoming one of the greatest religious pilgrimage sites in Europe. Rocamadour is one of the great sights of France and a centre of pilgrimage. It is a wonderfully preserved medieval town built on a cliff face with the battlements and chapel on top and houses clinging to its sides. The regions around Rocamadour and Lourdes are exceptionally picturesque and offer some of the best touring in France, from caves and heritage towns to mountains and exceptional vistas.

Package Includes:
• 6 nights Half Board accommodation: 3 nights in Rocamadour, 3 nights in Lourdes
• Return ferry/Eurotunnel crossing from the UK
• Rocamadour Guided Walking Tour with Castle entry & visit to the Black Madonna Shrine - £3 pp paid locally
• Electric Tram visit to the Rouffignac Caves and prehistoric paintings and time free in the magical yellow stoned medieval town of Sarlat-le-Canèda
• Costumed Guided Tour of the perfectly preserved Medieval Fortifications of Carcassonne
• Free Shrine Visits in Lourdes to the Basilica of Immaculate Conception, Basilica of the Rosary and Grotto of Massabielle
• Excursion to Artouste in the Pyrenees to embark on a combined cable car and narrow gauge mountain railway trip. Travelling at a height of 2000 metres above sea level, this is the highest tourist train in Europe (operates late May to end Sept)

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