Chateau fort de Lourdes

From the veranda of my hotel room in Lourdes, France, I was able to admire the Chateau fort de Lourdes, once a castle since the 8th century, a royal prison from the 15th century, and a museum from the 20th century to the present.

Chateau fort de Lourdes



Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is said to have appeared in Lourdes to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858, transforming this little quiet town to a pilgrimage site for millions of people who come seeking for spiritual and physical healing.