A school trip to Lourdes, France will provide your students with the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the millions of pilgrims who have flocked to this important religious site throughout the centuries. Lourdes (Occitan: Lorda) is a town and commune situated in the first Pyrenean foothills of the Hautes-Pyrénées department of Southwest France.
After Our Lady of Lourdes was claimed to appear to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858, Lourdes developed into a major Christian pilgrimage site. Today, Lourdes has a population of around 15,000, but the town accomodates some 5,000,000 pilgrims and tourists every season.
08.00-08.30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
08.30-08.45 a.m. – Depart by coach for Lourdes
(excursion provided by an independant tour company)
Travel Time: 4 hours, Approx. 385 km)
12.45-13.00 p.m. – Arrive at Lourdes
13.00-14.00 p.m. – Lunch
14.00-18.00 p.m. – Guided tour of Lourdes with time for independant exploration
18.00-19.00 p.m. – Evening Dinner
Overnight stay in Lourdes – one night’s accomodations included
Lourdes is 385 km away from Brossac, approximately 4 hours driving time.
La Giraudiere can supply materials such as pads, pencils and paper for the students.
SAFETY and SECURITY NOTE: Bright illuminated vests are available for student use, and each is clearly marked to identify the child as a participant of a school group staying at La Giraudiere.