Hotel Du Dauphine
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Du Dauphine Lourdes
A small hotel with fairly basic services but highly recommended. The hotel is clean and the owners make you feel welcome the moment you step in the door. Nothing is too much trouble for. We spent 3 nights here and would not hesitate to go back. It is also about half way between the train station and the grotto - very convenient. No restaurant here but the buffet breakfast is well worth it.
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... entree options of cannelloni and another unusual dish somewhat resembling a terrine? He almost regretfully allowed this. I'm sure I then took his advice and ordered what sounded like a sausage-based dish only to find I was delivered the alternate chicken dish ( I reckon they most have faced a sausage overrun). We had to wait for hike to deal with serving a group of walkers and were parched by the time his attention turned to us. And just as we were about to ...
... of the Cross. I may not have been if I had known it meandered around yet another large hill with a rocky track . . . .I suppose it is the Way of the Cross. There was thunder, lightning, exhaustion and very sore feet but I made it. I feel the elements and my fatiguing body probably didn't,t make it the prayerful experience for which I was hoping - oh well!
Exhausted I spent a little time in the Crypt, a church containing a relic (bone fragments) of ...
... many carrying candles. I sat in a seat overlooking the grotto watching the ever growing line of people processing through the cave like area, venerating the grotto where Bernadette had her 18 apparitions of Our Lady.
Such a large crowd all gathered, in a shared belief . . . I was perhaps a little wanting . . . the public outpouring of faith and prayer has never been an area of comfort for me. People were on their knees in the middle of ...
... for Catholics who come here with the hope of miracles from the holy water. Here’s the Wiki summary:
The Blessed Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Bernadette Soubirous on a total of eighteen occasions at Lourdes. Lourdes has become a major place of Roman Catholic pilgrimage and of miraculous healings. The 150th Jubilee of the first apparition took place on 11 February 2008 with an outdoor ...
... the hard work of the sun, we did not have a clear view of the mountain and the road I took to reach the top. Nevertheless it was a great experience and I enjoyed the big effort to climb the mountain. I think I could climb him in about 1h30min if I had trained before this day. Maybe next ...