The interior of the Grotto finally reopens to pilgrims

Published on 8 February 2022 - 17:09

From 11th February, pilgrims to Lourdes have once again been able to enter the Grotto and touch the rock after almost two years of closure.

Passing through the hollow of the Rock of Massabielle, near the feet of the Virgin Mary, the Immaculate Conception, touching the rock and coming close to the spring: these gestures have again been possible for pilgrims since 11th February, the anniversary of the 1st apparition and the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.


The reopening of the Grotto took place this Friday, 11th February at 12:00 noon, during the Angelus prayer.


A member of the hospitality will be present at the entrance to the Grotto to invite pilgrims to respect barrier gestures (hand disinfection and wearing a face covering).