Charming Lourdes Irrefutable Lustrous Side

The day hasn’t finished yet for a couple who wants to explore a 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.

Radiant and Charming Lourdes

view lourdes

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 green hills, flowers were sparkling like fairies, and the city turned into a whole new world of luminosity.

charming lourdes

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

chateau fort

The Fort Chateau, a fortified castle on the top of the rocky outcrop of the city.

The castle offers a view over the  Sanctuary and the Pyrenees and considered as a “Historic Monument” it has been known a fortress, a prison and a museum nowadays.


the fort

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.

Admission fees:

  • 7 euros for adults
  • 3 euros for children
  • 3,50 euros students or  (12-18 years old)

The Phenomenal View

city view lourdes

view of the city


view of city

Environs of the Chateau

the fort

the garden

garden view

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



The Fortress


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 Pyrenees that disputed by various princes, who were the policy-makers in the South of France.

The Museum

fort museum

museum of the fort

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.

The Prison

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

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view from fort

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The Skyline View of the City

skyline view

view of the city

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beautiful lourdes city1

beautiful lourdes city 2

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.

Charming Lourdes Irrefutable Lustrous Side

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58 Responses

  1. Kamille says:

    such a scenery <3

  2. Wow, Lourdes looks gorgeous! I love all the orange rooftops. Also that miniscule village was adorable! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. withawhy says:

    These pictures are STUNNING!!

  4. The Lourdes is indeed a very great place with all its nature beautified environment. I think I have fallen for their structures.

  5. Jane says:

    There’s so many interesting things about this place. The style of the buildings, and what I think is really strange is how close each building is to another. They almost look fake. lol.

  6. Olayinka says:

    Wow great one thanks

  7. Cynthia says:

    It’s so beautiful there! I must add it to my Travel To Do List!!

  8. Prachi says:

    Wow its look amazing, interesting article

  9. Love all your photos. All the scenic views from above are breathtaking! Hopefully I find myself in this beautiful place one day because it looks very worthy of a visit!

  10. This looks so beautiful. I fell like I can go to this place and relax and read.

  11. Prachi says:

    Very beautiful view just wow

  12. Dieter says:

    It seems like you catched the perfect day for a visit, looking at your photos I see stunning blue sky and great views. Thanks for taking us on the trip

  13. I agree with you that the place is charming and the view is indeed phenomenal. I can’t wait the day to visit Lourdes.

  14. Alexine says:

    Thank a Dieter, and yes it’s a perfect day.

  15. Rikki Singh says:

    Awesome share your Article was very interesting

  16. Oursamyatra says:

    Such a wonderful place. Houses surrounds by the hills and lush greenery. Such a healthy place to stay and for photography.

  17. Shell says:

    Wow this looks like an amazing and beautiful place to visit one day! I love your beautiful photographs!

  18. Syd says:

    This is so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this beautiful place

  19. angie says:

    what a beautiful place, lovely indeed

  20. Sian says:

    The views are beautiful and it looks so charming and quaint! It looks lovely

  21. Vinil Ramdev says:

    What scenic views? Love it. Makes me want to visit right away!

  22. Victoria Heckstall says:

    Wow!This such a stunning and really amazing place to visit..Would love to visit there,Love those awesome photos and places

  23. Yeshi says:

    This post is giving me serious wanderlust – I love the views of the city! I think I’m going to be putting Lourdes on my travel list!

  24. Mario says:

    Lourdes seems like one of those cities you read in fairytales. I really like the diary-style writing here 🙂

  25. Tua Halen says:

    wow, I love the pics! I really want to go there! 🙂

  26. Those photos are really great. I really hope to make it there sometime soon; thank you for sharing this.

  27. Lourdes looks quite beautiful. And that miniscule model is definitely pretty neat. Though I’m always annoyed by sites like this charging 7 or more euro for an elevator. But I guess it’s sometimes worth skipping the stairs.

  28. annakapys says:

    I love discovering little place like this – it looks very charming. I have never been to that part of France – must consider it next time I plan to go there. There is so much more to France than Paris!

  29. Claire says:

    I am ashamed to say that even though I am French I have never been to Lourdes! Really need to visit it one day!

  30. Very good article, with beautiful view I just loved your posts

  31. Wow! This place looks so pretty. It looks so neat and peaceful. Hope i can go there.

  32. It definitely is charming! I love these types of cities, the mixture of mountains and historical architecture is just so stunning. It’d be a great place to visit for sure!

  33. Bee says:

    your photos are stunning and serves justice to this beautiful little town. I always find France’s roman influenced histry very interesting and it;s nice to see more ancient structures from the period so well preserved. Thanks for sharing those roof tops views. did you not visit the pilgrimage site?

    • Alexine says:

      Indeed I’m with you Bee, I’m happy to know that you like my post. Yes, I did you can see my other post, It was actually raining that’s why I made two posts.The one during and the one after 🙂

  34. I love all the pics you have taken! Especially the first pic caught my eye and I knew this post was going to be a visual treat and I wasn’t wrong! I love reading the story behind every event and monument and so your post caught my fancy. Thanks for sharing.

  35. The blonde around says:

    Never been there but it looks really beautiful! The colours, the architecture, the story you tell!

  36. Those views look spectacular 😀 I could imagine myself just letting the day drift away wondering the streets and the fortress. I love finding places like this, I must pay it a visit at some point 😀

  37. Joanna says:

    I love the views over the town from the top of the castle. I think the price of 7 euros for a guided tour is not much at all, especially because you get to learn about the history of the castle and its role in history. The fortress looks very impressive as well.

  38. whodoido says:

    Your pics are amazing – those views are beautiful! I hope I get the chance to visit here one day. Such an informative post.

  39. I love this post. Lourdes looks amazing, and your pictures are incredible. Thank you for sharing!

  40. Aditi says:

    As beautiful and vibrant as it can be!! The scape looks so gorgeous. I would love to check out the fortress and museum too if I went there. Cheers!!

  41. How fascinating to see another side of Lourdes other than the one you always see about the pilgrimages. Thanks for sharing with your amazing pictures!

  42. Rahat Arora says:

    all photos are amazing especially skyline views are stunning and breathtaking. Is worthy of a visit for everyone

  43. adexsports says:

    Great article too informative l

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