Massabielle Grotto

The grotto where the apparitions occurred is actually a 10m-deep by 10m-wide crevice in a boulder (Massabielle) by a stream. A Madonna in Carrara marble, sculpted by Fabisch in 1864, marks the exact spot of the apparitions. The spring that Bernadette made flow on 25 February 1858 is still visible at the back of the grotto; an underground waterway channels the water to fountains and pools downstream into which the pilgrims are plunged with the help of hospital staff.

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Address : 

avenue Monseigneur Théas, 65100 Lourdes

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Basilica of the Rose Garden and Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, or Upper Basilica Basilica of the Rose Garden and Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, or Upper Basilica
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This museum is dedicated to the memory
Rosaire Esplanade
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The two lanes used for processions
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Way of the Cross
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Bordered by 14 religious stations
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Sainte-Bernadette Museum
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This museum is dedicated to the memory
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Bordered by 14 religious stations
Espace Ste-Bernadette
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From the basilicas in Lourdes, two
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