Lourdes is a town in southwestern France, in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains. It’s known worldwide for the Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, or the Domain, a major Catholic pilgrimage site. Every year, millions visit the Grotto of Massabielle where, in 1858, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a local woman. Pilgrims can drink or bathe in water flowing from a spring in the grotto.
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
France , officially the French Republic , is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.