Grand Hotel De La Grotte
Travel Blogs from Lourdes
... warm weather clothing. Having successfully turned ourselves into polar bears we had a toilet stop, having to remove a large spider web from the doorway first, indicating this toilet was littlesed! We managed, after some difficulty, to buy tickets for the chairlift up the mountain. Just before we hopped on Hans realised he had left his walking sticks in the toilet block...Remembering the spider web he was confident they ...
... seems 4 million of these are wheelchair bound and want to drink the water from the healing spring. Let me say it, this place is weird. The streets around the site are littered with souvenir shops laden with rosary beads, holy water, pope car airfresheners and even if you need holy water after hours there are vending machines loaded with holy water. Did I mention the rosary bead department ...
... longer there...After the first initial panic we made a systematic search which determined they were really not there. This was a very major problem as we were in remote mountain country with no possibility of buying boots anywhere. The lady in charge (Francois) said she had an idea of who might have taken them, and also where they had gone. She asked all the people who had not left yet which boots were theirs, and so determined there was a pair of boots left over. ...
Today when we left the hotel and separated driving we ended up at this place called Lourdes. It was really strange cause they all believed in Mary as the healer or something. Then we went in this church or something and we were in there for like half an hour and it did not start so we left. It was hard getting past all the people in the ...
... next. A few weeks ago we had an earth tremor of 4.7 on the righter scale with the epicentre being near to Lourdes. Everything shook and I just thought it was a lorry going past! No damage done, but as always you must respect the mountains.
I am sat writing this on the balcony in a break in the clouds and the sun is lovely and warm. The bird table is swarming with birds – they are still getting through a kilo of seed and 4 fat balls a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed