Peaceful City in the Pyrenees
"Famous City of Pilgrimage"
Lourdes is a city made most famous because of the visions of a peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. Bernadette claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary here on 18 different occasions.
In her visions, Bernadette was told to have a church built here. Now there are many churches and masses said here in several languages.
There is also water flowing from a spring Bernadette discovered here. People have claimed to have been miraculously cured from this water. Try some, or bring some home with you!
**There are also other Lourdes Grottos in the world, check out my sites on Ottawa, Canada and South Bend, USA for two others.