For your attention, work in progress! As an exceptional measure the Baths of the Sanctuary will be closed from 30th October 2017 to 23rd March 2018 (last phase of the Grotto Heart of Lourdes Project). www.projetgrottecoeurdelourdes.com
An alternative to the Baths during their closure: the water gesture
From 30th October 2017 to 23rd March 2018, during the period of closure of the Baths for works, the hospitaliers will welcome and guide you to accomplish the water gesture requested of Bernadette Soubirous by the Virgin Mary. Where? In front of the new fountains in the Sanctuary (in case of rain, inside the large sacristy of the Grotto). When ? From 1st to 12th November 2017 (every day): 9.30am-11.30am / 2.00pm-4.00pm. From 13th November 2017 to 23rd March 2018 (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays): 10.00am-11.00am / 2.30pm- 3.30pm Extended hours on 7th, 8th and 9th December 2017, 1st January 2018, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th February 2018: 9.30am-11.30am / 2.00pm-4.00pm.
Enter a bath filled with water from the spring that flows in the Grotto of the Apparitions and experience something unique.
"Go and drink at the spring and wash yourself there!” these words of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette during one of the Apparitions inspired the creation of the Baths near the Grotto in which the pilgrims are immersed. Whether a believer or not, you are all invited to this very profound experience.
Did you know? The Hospitality of Our Lady of Lourdes, an ‘army’ of volunteers, was entrusted with the care of these baths which, from the very beginning, have been a source of prayer, renewal, joy and sometimes healing for millions of pilgrims.