Lourdes

Cheap flights to Lourdes, France

Can I fly to Tarbes Ossun Lourdes from USA right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from USA to Tarbes Ossun Lourdes

Most visitors from USA need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Tarbes Ossun Lourdes.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours before departing to Tarbes Ossun Lourdes.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering Tarbes Ossun Lourdes.

Documents
Travel Certificate - To be filled up by travelers with compelling reason.

HEALTH PASS - It will be used for public activities.


Can I fly back to USA from Tarbes Ossun Lourdes?

Returning to USA from Tarbes Ossun Lourdes

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Tarbes Ossun Lourdes must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Tarbes Ossun Lourdes are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

Most travelers visiting Lourdes are on pilgrimage – some praying for miracles, some cures and some just to soak up the atmosphere of this very special town in south-western France.

Lourdes’ origins date from 1858 with Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year-old peasant girl. That year, she experienced apparitions of a white-robed lady in a small grotto called Massabiele by the banks of the Gave de Pau. The lady told Bernadette to tell the village priest to build a chapel on the spot. Later, she revealed herself to be Mary. On the day of the 16th apparition, Bernadette, in a trance, dug in the ground until she discovered a small spring. Over the next few days this spring became a pool and is now known as the Baths of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, where pilgrims seek spiritual refreshment.

Up to six million pilgrims and tourists make their way to this little town in the foothills of the Pyrenees each season. After Paris, Lourdes has the most hotels in France. No po-faced town, there is plenty of nightlife. Night time too is when thousands process with flickering candles. The sight is beautiful, stirring and spiritual.

Best Time to Fly to Lourdes, France

The peak season is between March and September when the weather is at its best and most tourists and pilgrims flock to Lourdes.

Getting around Lourdes, France

There is a network of public transport in Lourdes and the city buses will take you to most place and sanctuaries in town. Trains connect Lourdes to other French cities and are an easy way to explore the area. Many pilgrims arrive by coach on an organised tour so if that is what you are after, book well in advance with specialised tour companies. If you want to explore the Pyrenees, renting a bicycle might be the best option.

Lourdes, France Travel Information

  • “In the Footsteps of Bernadette” is a tour offered to pilgrims, taking in the places associated with her. These include her birthplace, the village of Bartres and the path from Bartres to Lourdes.
  • The riverside sanctuary flanks the grotto and is the site of the churches, the bathhouse, and the taps for filling up those Virgin-shaped plastic bottles purchased in the town.
  • St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church is a five-domed affair. Designed by Myroslav Nimciv, its interior decorations are by Jerzy Nowosielski, the famous artist. The church is a ten-minute walk from the basilica and the grotto.
  • Lourdes is at the foot of the Pyrenees. The Pic du Midi is south of Lourdes. The cable car departs every 15 minutes and the visit takes two hours. The Cirque de Gavarnie in the nearby Pyrenees National Park is a fabled beauty spot.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Lourdes?

Most people fly into Tarbes Ossun Lourdes (LDE) if they book a flight to Lourdes. Tarbes Ossun Lourdes is conveniently located just 5.9 mi from Lourdes’s city center.

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