Minotel Excelsior

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

83, boulevard de la Grotte, Lourdes, 65100, France
Excelsior Hotel
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What to pack for Lourdes Trip, end of April, beginning of May

by GwensMum

What should I bring to wear for my trip? How formal are the tourists/locals in Lourdes? Do I need to bring a head covering of some sort for the shrine? What will the weather be like? Thank you.

RE: What to pack for Lourdes Trip, end of April, beginning of May

by Beausoleil

Layers for general wear. It can be chilly and it can get pretty warm. It also may rain. Bring a foldup umbrella.

You don't need head covering unless you feel more comfortable with it. Some of the older women covered their heads but most people didn't. Everyone pretty much looked like tourists when we were there. Obviously you won't wear shorts but there were plenty of people in tennis shoes and most women were in slacks. You'll also see lots of priests and nuns. The volunteers all wear uniforms that look like a cross between nuns and nurses.

It is an amazing place . . . very inspirational.

RE: What to pack for Lourdes Trip, end of April, beginning of May

by ASut

Just got back from France last week and went to Lourdes. It is a very beautiful place. A lot of pilgrims and very inspirational. Weatherwise, Lourdes is at the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. So temperature can varies also can have some rain. Just pack in layers. I think May will be the most busiest month since it is the month dedicated to the Blessed Mother and people from all over the world will be coming. Clothing is quite casual. Some people wear more formal. I wore my T shirt with my pullover and hiking shoes, since I only brought one pair of shoes. It was not that cold when i was there. There will processions in the evening (which might a little cooler) just check with the information desk at the hotel (they normally know) or at the Info building by the Basilica for the schedule. Hope this info is useful.

RE: What to pack for Lourdes Trip, end of April, beginning of May

by Beausoleil

Thanks for reporting back. So glad you enjoyed your trip. Yes, it is a very inspirational place. We had been told it was very commercial and I guess it is, but it is more inspirational than we had been led to believe. I think the many dedicated volunteers contributed to that.

Travel Tips for Lourdes

Grotte de Massabielle

by freya_heaven

The Grotte de Massabielle is the cave where the visions took place, there was a mass going on when we were there.

The walls of the cave are so smooth from millions of Pilgrims touching the walls.

The Grotte de Massabielle is the most revered place here. Many Catholics put Lourdes on the Pilgrimage scale as Muslims do Mecca & Jews do Jerusalem



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