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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel d'Espagne Lourdes
Travel Blogs from Lourdes
... a U-turn and headed back. Truly it is hard to describe the scenery in this part of the world, no amount of photos do it justice. And simply having a car and driving anywhere in this area was such a fabulous experience.
Well the walk was mountainous (not surprisingly) and even a twisted ankle didn't dampen memories of crystal clear, dark blue lakes set in a backdrop of rugged mountains.
"This place can't be all good" I hear you ...
Leaving Canfranc Estacion after morning tea and toast with cereal for energy! On the 8:50 bus to Somport I go! My Pilgrimage starts @ 1640m then downward I go from the mountain pass. Exciting and exhilarating albeit the storm that is brewing. Wind, rain & clouds follow down the mt side. Joy abounds! Sun comes out to great me and my solo trek continues... Solo until Canfranc where ...
Our hosts took took us to their favourite restaurant for lunch. Chris being Dutch, we went dutch and had a good meal of mushroom and slow egg, veal with fresh pasta, and cocoa iced parfait with a very good 2011 Domaine Lapeyre madiran. Packing filled the evening and then the movie 'Ghost Writer' on TV. We drive up to the Dordogne district ...
... 50 litres of water. We will only stay the one night. But it gave us the opportunity to go to the 'Donjon des Aigles' - the dungeon of Eagles. Wonderful specimens of owls, raptors and some delightful parrots. A wonderful display, with the sky full of mixed birds at the same time. And it went on for an hour. A great experience. And the views from the top of the ruined castle were stunning.
It's a pretty place but ...
... a walk down to see the pilgrimage to the Grotte where people were filling there bottles with the water and being blessed. There were many souvenir shops all a bit much
At 9pm there is a massive gathering of 1000's that come here lookin for a miracle they march around singing ?
We cross into Spain tomorrow for a bit warmer weather as this the mountains Pyrenees