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 to the left of the grotto and to pools downstream into which the pilgrims are plunged with the help of hospital staff.

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Address : 

avenue Monseigneur Théas

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Sainte-Bernadette Museum
Sainte-Bernadette Museum
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Rosaire Esplanade
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The two lanes used for processions
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Way of the Cross
Way of the Cross
Bordered by 14 religious stations
Espace Ste-Bernadette
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Basilica of the Rose Garden and Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, or Upper Basilica
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Sainte-Bernadette Museum
Sainte-Bernadette Museum
On the ground floor is the Sainte
Rosaire Esplanade
Rosaire Esplanade
The two lanes used for processions
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Way of the Cross
Way of the Cross
Bordered by 14 religious stations
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Sainte-Bernadette Museum
Sainte-Bernadette Museum
On the ground floor is the Sainte
Way of the Cross
Way of the Cross
Bordered by 14 religious stations
Espace Ste-Bernadette
Espace Ste-Bernadette
Two bridges lead to the meadow on the
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