This city rose as a mythical Phoenix from the ashes after the bombing during World War II. It still has some scars, but after extensive reconstruction, it is a beautiful city open to tourists - even those with disabilities.
The small town of Lourdes in the French Pyrenees was like every other until February 11th, 1858, when the little girl Bernadette Soubirous was gathering wood at the Massabielle cave. The Virgin Mary first appeared there for the first time, and then several times. From the rock in the cave, healing springs began to splash, and since then peoplestarted to come for water. In honor of this event, several buildings were built on site, such as the magnificent Rosary Basilica, where we found the statue of the Prince of Prague, or the special cold underground basilica Pi X, which can accommodate up to 20,000 visitors.
When you are fed up of places where are lots of people , you can take a sightseeing train to the funicular railway going to the top of the Pic du Jer mountain. There is a breathtaking view not only of Lourdes, but also of the Pyrenees. Another chance to escape is the Betharram Cave, 15 km away.
The entire town of Lourdes, the cable car and nearby caves are well-accessible for wheelchair users.
I wish you a sunny weather and really nice trip.