While Lourdes, France is a pretty enough town to visit on its own, there is really only one star here – the Sanctuary and Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Millions of pilgrims and sightseers alike flock to the city, especially on February 11, the Feast of Our lady of Lourdes. However, there are processions, events and Masses every day, and the complex itself – which houses 22 places to worship, including 8 churches – is open from 5AM to midnight.
With more hotels per square mile than any other town in France except Paris, you’ll want to whittle down your choices. Here are out picks for the best hotels that are closest to the Rosary Basilica at Lourdes.
If you’re in the middle of planning your trip, find out how to get to Lourdes here.
Hotels Near The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France
Grand Hôtel Moderne
The Grand Hôtel Moderne is simple, elegant, spacious, and 30 rooms have a view of the Basilica. They also have Junior Suites for larger groups, and a gorgeous restaurant. Their site doesn’t mention Wifi, but it’s a 4-star hotel, so I’m guessing there is.
Hôtel Chapelle et Parc
This 3-star hotel is surprisingly chic, and you couldn’t get much closer to the grounds if you tried. Note, though, that this is only open from Easter to All Saints’ Day, which coincides with the seasonal events calendar of the Sanctuary.
This is the hotel you want if you’re traveling with someone who’s ill and come to visit the Grotto. It also has a fantastic view from its breakfast room, anf family-size rooms for sharing.
Hôtel Christian Cluny
A 2-star on the road leading to the Sanctuary, this is definitely the best bet of the bunch. Clean, quiet, quaint. Definitely no Wifi, though. (It’s only 2012, you know.)
Croix des Bretons
This hotel has handicap-accessible rooms, and vegetarian meal options. There’s also an on-site chapel (in case the 22 places at the Sanctuary aren’t enough).