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

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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.

Lourdes