The Gist: Lourdes, France

Thought I’d share the low down of our 2-nights stay in Lourdes, France for those who are inspired to go there. It’s such a beautiful area to visit for both pilgrims and non-pilgrims, in my opinion.

Hotel:

 

Best Western Hotel Beausejour, 16 Avenue de la Gare, Lourdes 65100

It’s conveniently located in the village of Lourdes and close to several attractions. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is 10-minutes walk from it. It is literally steps away from the train station. The hotel has free private parking which we liked, a lot. Read my review of the hotel here

Activities:

 
This Lourdes trip was a thanksgiving of one of my sisters-in-law, so it was a form of pilgrimage for the family. Hence, we spent our time at The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. Activities are free- reflection, prayer, confession, mass, way of the cross, a dip at the baths, among other things. No entrance fees required. The spring water is popular to both locals and tourists.

Food:

 

Chez Ly, 10 Avenue de la Gare, 65100 Lourdes

Chez Ly is an Asian fusion restaurant. It’s the onsite restaurant of Hotel Sainte Bernadette which is right next door to Best Western Beausejour. They serve good Asian inspired dishes. One of my sisters-in-law enjoyed the shrimp cracker served as appetizer while we were waiting for our food so much that she wanted to buy a bag of it. The personnel wouldn’t sell her a bag of it. 😄

Le Navarre Brasserie, 77 Boulevard de la Grotte, 65100 Lourdes

Le Navarre is a French restaurant. It is a few meters from The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. The food servings here can easily feed two people. We left full and satisfied.

Restaurant Le Parc, 16 Avenue de la Gare 65100 Lourdes, France

Le Parc is the onsite restaurant of Best Western Beausejour. They serve French food that are beautifully and appetizingly presented. The atmosphere is a bit formal, but it’s okay to wear jeans. They serve very enjoyable food.

Le Moulin de Don Quichotte, 4 Avenue Antoine Béguère 65100 Lourdes 

Don Quichotte is a French artisan bakery. There are plenty of breads, pastries, and cakes to choose from. No French macarons though. I recommend the mini beignets. We wished we bought more. 

Transportation:

 

The family drove to Lourdes from Peñiscola, Spain on a van rented from Budget car rental company. 

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