Accueil des personnes handicapés

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Visiting the “Family and Disability” Centre

Accueil des personnes handicapés

You come alone or with family? The Disabled Pilgrims Service welcomes you.


The Disability Service is a space in the Sanctuary led by the OCH (Christian Board of disabled people), which provides:

  • a cup of coffee and a chat                   
  • a listening ear and a helping hand                
  • practical advice for organising your pilgrimage to Lourdes taking into account the various forms of disability ( learning, physical, sensorial or psychological)          
  • the loan of a wheelchair               
  • the presence of a person who practices sign language.
  • a tactile model of the Sanctuary…

Some typical questions you may wish to ask:

  • My 44 year old husband is disabled. We wish to come to Lourdes. How do we go about it?
  • We live in Canada. We are coming to Lourdes for three days as a family with my wife who is suffering from Charcot disease. We would like a warm and personalised visit with the presence of a priest.
  • Our schizophrenic son is coming to Lourdes. What assistance can you offer him?
  • I am coming to Lourdes with a group of hearing-impaired people. How best can we benefit from our visit?
  • I am coming to Lourdes with a young Down Syndrome boy. How can I make him aware of the message of Bernadette?

Disabled Pilgrims Service
Sanctuary of Lourdes
Saint Michael’s Gate 65100 Lourdes
Tel: + 33 (0)5 62 42 79 92

Times during the pilgrimage season:
9.30 am- noon and 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm (except Sunday and Monday morning)
Discover the official website of the OCH Foundation

What does it look like?

Entrée du service d'accueil des personnes handicapées et de leurs familles