Children / Youth Groups

The Youth and Family Service welcomes you. We are available to advise you and help you create a programme designed especially for your pilgrimage according to the length of your stay and the needs of your group.

Contact : email :   / Tel : 0033 (0)


The Youth & Family service welcomes you

Our activities will help your children, teenagers or young people to:

  1. Discover the Sanctuary, the history of the apparitions and the message of Lourdes
  2. Be part of a spiritual experience
  3. Form and deepen their Faith

International stations  of the cross

  • Dates: Every Tuesday, from 9th April to 27th August at 9pm.
  • What: A prayer vigil centred on meeting Jesus (praise, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the sacrament of reconciliation).
  • Duration: 1.15 hours
  • Audience: Youth
  • Location: St. Joseph’s Chapel

International Prayer Vigil – Youth

  • Dates: Every Friday from 12th April to 30th August, at 9pm,
  • Location: High Stations (the Espelugues)
  • What: A torchlight stations of the Cross. Every young person is invited to come with their own torch. Meditating Jesus’ “Way of the Cross” with Mary, is a great opportunity to pause. The stations of the Cross called the “Espelugues” winds its way up and down a steep forested hill. 115 life-size characters cast in bronze feature in fifteen stations along the 1500-metre path.
  • Duration: 1.30 hours
  • Audience: Youth

Reservation required on the booking platform
Advice: Youth and Family Service
+33 (0) 5 62 42 78 46

The Little House of Bernadette

The Little House of Bernadette offers accompanied children between the ages of 0 and 12, a whole range of age-appropriate games and activities to help them learn about the message of Lourdes. Learn while having fun!


April, July, August
The Little House of Bernadette is open every afternoon from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Morning opening by appointment, please call: 06 22 73 30 29 (except Sunday morning).


1 hour or more!




Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes


Youth and Family Service
+33 (0) 5 62 42 78 46

Reservation required (For groups only)

Booking Platform / Groups