Lighting and illuminations of the Sanctuary

Lighting and illuminations of the Sanctuary


• Create an atmosphere of reverence conducive to prayer throughout the Sanctuary.
Facilitate the staging of ceremonies.
• Respond to the challenges of Laudato Si by improving energy savings and contributing to the protection of the Pic du Midi RICE (Réserve International du Ciel Etoilé), a local initiative to enhance the view of the stars.
• Improve accessibility to the site for visually-impaired pilgrims and also for all those who have difficulty with their sight
(including elderly people)
• Enhance the Sanctuary’s heritage buildings and the beauty of the site
• Respond to the technical challenges of aging installations

In order of priority :

  • Zone N°1

    Procession Esplanade
    Rosary Esplanade
    St Bernadette’s Church
    Podium on the Prairie
    St Joseph’s Gate

  • Zone N°2

    Accueil Notre Dame
    Forest Hall
    Pavillions area
    Jean Paul II Hall
    Youth Village

  • 3 : Specific zones

    Espélugues Stations of
    the Cross
    Stations of the Cross for
    the Sick on the Prairie
    Statues in the Sanctuary


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