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Religious Heritage

Cœur des Pyrénées heritage sites

The world-famous Marian city of Lourdes may be just a short distance away, but the Cœur des Pyrénées region also has plenty to offer when it comes to religious heritage. Indeed, you’ll come across oratories and chapels down every path.

Features to see include the ancient Cistercian abbey of Escaladieu, the multiple and very well preserved baroque altarpieces, many of which are listed, and the iconic churches of Galan and Lannemezan.

Did you know that, 10 years before Lourdes, the Virgin Mary appeared in Montoussé at the Nouillan Chapel, which is now a pilgrimage venue and a place of miracles? Visit the site yourself for the rest of the story.

Tours and walks are organised throughout the year, to visit various churches and their remarkable heritage features.

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