Day 1: Lourdes

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Why not follow millions of visitors from all over the world and explore Lourdes? There is no need to be a practising catholic, or even a Christian - people come to see the Grotto, to touch the rocks, gather water from the springs, light a candle, and walk carrying a flaming torch. These rituals are as much pagan, superstitious or magic as they are religious. A unique personal experience that touches everyone.

Lourdes procession aux flambeaux Lourdes Lourdes - Pic du Jer et funiculaire Lac de Lourdes
Procession aux flambeaux à Lourdes