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Cosmopolitan, magical, mythical… Lourdes is one of those places detached from everyday life, of  timeless beauty.

Each year, nearly 6 million visitors from more than 140 countries come to share history and hopes, in this small town where, in 1858, Bernadette saw the Virgin Mary appear eighteen times, in a cave near the river.
Lourdes, the French city the most visited , after Paris, nevertheless knows how to preserve a certain tranquility and having a character of sanctity and kindness offering a legendary place of recollection and charm to which no one remains insensitive. 

Although recognized for its religious history, Lourdes also houses other curiosities such as the castle suspended in the heart of the city or the Pic du Jer offering an exceptional panorama of the city and its surroundings.
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