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Tour name Lourdes
Product code VOS010
Time Dp 21h45 de Lausanne (Parking Vélodrome)
Dp 22h30 de Genève (Gare Routière)
Description Lourdes is a Catholic Center of pilgrimage since 1858. It is the third place of Catholic pilgrimage in terms of attendance after the Vatican and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.
In 1858, Bernadette Soubirous said that the Virgin appeared to her several times in the small cave of Massabielle, on the edge of the Gave de Pau in the west of the city. [] Increasing fervor seizes the inhabitants Of the environs which come to collect themselves before the cave, which gradually assumes the appearance of a chapel,
In 1862, the "apparitions" were officially recognized by Mr. Laurence, bishop of Tarbes. The work of the sanctuaries begins the same year. A first chapel is replaced by the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, surmounted by a second church called the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, both located above the cave. Part of the city is declared a "Marian city" by the Church, between the Gave, the sanctuaries and the castle.
Included round trip by coach,
Accommodation in a double room in a hotel *** à l'Hôtel Alba,
Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Organisation by Swisstours Voyages


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