Pilgrimage in Lourdes

  • From Toulouse
  • History
  • Culture

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1 : TOULOUSE / LOURDES

Arrival in TOULOUSE.

Drive to LOURDES, stop en route for lunch.

Visit “on the steps of Bernadette” (on foot, led by your tour leader).

Dinner and overnight in the city center of Lourdes.

 

Day 2 : BIARRITZ / LOURDES

Breakfast

Departure for BIARRITZ.

Visit of the “Museum of the sea”; opportunity to attend the seals’ meal.

City tour of BIARRITZ : the lighthouse and the Rock of the Virgin. In the beginning the place was changed by Eugénie, the empress who transformed it into one of the preferred seaside resort in Basque Country.

The Museum of the Sea faces the Rock of the Virgin, provides an exceptional view and features Art Deco architecture. It suggests a unique living visit to the seabed.

Back to Lourdes.

Torch night procession (depending upon the dates).

Dinner and overnight in the city center of Lourdes.

 

Day 3 : PYRENEES MOUNTAINS

Breakfast

Full day trip to the Pyrenees Mountains, Cauterets and Col du Tourmalet.

Arrival in La Mongie.

Cable car to Pic du Midi.

The itinerary commences on the Tourmalet Mountain Pass in order to join the cable in Mongie (winter sporting station) , which take people up to the peak (2877 meters high). From here you can view the amazing landscape. When the sky is clear, you have an overview of the Biarritz Lighthouse and can see as far as until the Cantal Mountains.

Stop in Bagneres de Bigorre.

Back to Lourdes.

Dinner and overnight in the city center of Lourdes.

 

Day 4 : LOURDES

Breakfast

Pilgrimage at LOURDES (depending upon the dates).

At the end of the day, transfer to Toulouse.

Dinner and overnight in Toulouse.

 

Day 5 : CARCASSONNE

Breakfast

Drive to CARCASSONNE.

Boat trip on the Canal du Midi.

Visit the medieval city and the castle.

Explore the medieval city of Carcassonne, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The itinerary includes the old Bridge, entering the fortified city of Saint Louis, and seeing the heart of the town, one of the biggest fortified towns in France.

Back to Toulouse.

Dinner and overnight in Toulouse.

 

Day 6 : TOULOUSE

Breakfast

Free day in TOULOUSE.

Overnight in Toulouse.

 

Day 7 : FULL DAY IN DORDOGNE OR FULL DAY IN LOT

Breakfast

Option 1 : Sarlat – Beynac-et-Cazenac

Drive to SARLAT.

Walking tour of SARLAT.

Walking tour of BEYNAC ET CAZENAC (optional visit of the castle).

OR

Option 2 : Cahors – Saint Cirq Lapopie – Pech Merle

Drive to CAHORS.

Walking tour of CAHORS.

Walking tour of Saint Cirq Lapopie.

Visit of Grotte du Pech Merle.

OR

Option 3 : Rocamadour – Padirac

Walking tour (little train is an option) of ROCAMADOUR.

Proceed to GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC.

Visit Gouffre de Padirac.

Back to Toulouse.

Overnight in Toulouse.

 

Day 8 : TOULOUSE

Breakfast

Until departing for the flight : free time for shopping.

Transfer to TOULOUSE Airport.

Check in and take off.