Maison Paternelle de St. Bernadette, Lourdes
Tour the home in which St. Bernadette and her family once lived. The house includes a mill, kitchen, Bernadette’s bedroom, various objects, photographs etc.
Open: Apr-Oct: daily 9am-12:15pm and 2:15-7pm
where the saint was born on January 7, 1844, the daughter of a miller. Her former home is open April through October daily from 9am to noon and 2 to 6:30pm, November through March daily from 3 to 5pm. This was actually her mother's house. Likewise, the home of Bernadette's father, François Soubirous, is a shrine.
The entrance is free from what iu recall, it is a very meagre abode and is a testament to the saint.
The reason that most people visit Lourdes is because of the apparitions of Our Lady to a young girl now known as Saint Bernadette (in 1858). Around the town are several places associated with Bernadette and her family. Maison paternelle was the home in which the family lived after the apparitions, at which time Bernadette was living in the local convent.