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Radiant and Charming Lourdes
The day hasn’t finished yet for a couple who wants to explore a little bit more of this charming Lourdes. We went to get our car and miraculously the rain breaks off. It was like a button pressing off the drizzling rain stopped.
Watching the brown murky color of the lake, I was amaze how the nature have changed in a snap of a finger.
The mountains turn into glowing greeny hills, flowers were sparkling like fairies, and the city turned into a whole new world of luminosity.
Next destination is to visit the Château fort de Lourdes, as you know millions of tourist come to visit Lourdes in a year.
It’s our turn to know what more can it offer apart from its famous Our Lady of Lourdes. which I have already showed you from my previous post.
The Chateau Fort
The Fort Chateau, a fortified castle located on the top of the rocky outcrop of the city.
The castle offers a view over the Sanctuary and the Pyrenees and was considered as a “Historic Monument” it has been known a fortress, a prison and a museum nowadays.
Getting to the inside part of the museum, we ask for the price of the admission fee and finally decided to take the tour.
We paid 7 euros per person, and took the lift instead of the stairs, arriving at the top portion was way easier indeed. A panorama view from the top embedded my curious eyes.
- 7 euros for adults
- 3 euros for children
- 3,50 euros students or (12-18 years old)
The Phenominal View
Environs of the Chateau
We have received a guide form from the receptionist, places that we must visit following the short guide. started at the upper part of the Fort, I’ve seen various types of minuscule monuments of the older vintage villages of Lourdes.
I was astound by the minuscule villages exposed in the garden, there were some that I have already seen in real. It an immense feeling of turning into a mini me walking around in a new wold of Pyrenees.
This maybe the best so far that I’ve seen, it was I can say magical the same feeling I felt when I first went to Disneyland.
Charming Lourdes, Minuscule Villages represents the old city
In the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries, the almost impregnable fortress was the lordly residence of the Count of Bigorre. It then became a stronghold, from which to control the routes in the foothills of the Pyrenee that were disputed by the various princes, who were the policy-makers in the South of France.
The Fort museum offers a great wide collection of pieces from the old days. they show some common objects, materials, and other equipment used from medieval era.
It shows the history of Lourdes became part of France, how did people lived before and how the city have evolved.
In the Nineteenth Century, military engineers transformed the castle into barracks. giving a new allure to military architecture and adding new buildings, notably the magazine.
Outlook of Sanctuary from the Fort
The Skyline View of the City
Our tour was very interesting, I can say it was worth it savouring the moment staying at the Castle. The atmosphere and the glimpse of the city was extraordinarily beautiful.
We visited an hour or two til the museum closes, and after went back to get the car and continue our journey to go home.
It was almost 7:00 pm and the sky is still clearer than water, I would love to stay but we must go.
To summarize our Lourdes visit I would say its a 9/10
Hope this post makes your eyes contented, and your mind in a zen mode. thanks for reading! Follow our next adventure.