- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... fall, there are something on the order of 5 million pilgrims pouring through this little town of about 15,000 people, which explains all the hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, and religious souvenir shops that are tightly covered with metal shutters now. But the main facilities of Lourdes, the ones that matter religiously, are open and functioning every day. I’ll get to that in a moment.
The history of Lourdes is complicated, and its rock-mounted ...
... Got the rolls I wanted, only to find they were like rocks so binned them down the street. Next the supermarket for said supplies. Language choices are Spanish, Catalan, French or Vietnamese. So I wander around a huge supermarket looking for products that only a lady will use. Not something I am unfamiliar with, just the location is new. So I found the Tena pads for men, but no help. Now its 9am, the place has just opened and I am one of about 4 ...
... if you wanted. There were so many religious shops selling everything religious you can think of right next to each other. There would have had to be about 100 of them in Lourdes. We also saw so many priests and nuns in full outfits strolling around. Prayers, masses, rosary and confession go all day every day. You can buy candles that are 2m high to put at the alters. Back on the train to Paris and our ...
... looking down on the town and the basilica is built on top of the grotto. We met a lovely lady named Mary Irwin from Brisbane. She also works for a school looking after after-school care at St Bernadette's at Redcliffe. We spent the entire time with Mary and found we had a lot in ...
... beautiful. Great walks are available, of the short, and long variety. Well worth the money spend on ibuprofen and panadol.
However nothing, I repeat nothing, is perfect. There is cow and horse **** everywhere, and let’s not forget the sheep’s contribution! The last Pyrenees bear was shot some time ago by a deranged farmer claiming self defense. But the parks in France do offer more than their
counterparts in Britain.