The city of Lourdes was metamorphosed by pilgrimages, important sources of tourist income. In truth, in the 19th century, the deviation of Lourdes from the Tarbes - Pau railway line was not envisaged until the Apparitions. The latter helped to gain the support of the state, including that of Achille Fould, while the need for ballast stone was final. The station Lourdes, inaugurated in 1866, still works, especially to accommodate pilgrims.
Pilgrim for a day Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays (except 25 December and 1 January) 9.30am: Way of the Cross accompanied (meeting at the entrance to the path of the cross of Espelugues) 11.15 am Saturday: Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception / 11.15 am Sunday: Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary 1:45 pm: Video on the Message of Lourdes (in a video room of the Information Center) 2:15 pm: Way of the signs (accompanied tour on the Message of Lourdes and the biblical signs (water, rock, light ...) while passing by the Cave .. Go to the Information Center Maximum duration: 2 hours. 3.30 pm: Rosary at the Grotto 4:15 pm Sunday: Vespers at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception 17h: Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception