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Basilica of St. Pius X is a spectacular underground church situated in the pilgrimage town of Lourdes in France. This Roman Catholic house of worship was designed and constructed in 1958 by Pierre Vago, an eminent French architect, and Eugène Freyssinet, a well-known structural engineer. The enormous oval nave is extremely attractive, and features a low ceiling which looks like a capsized ship. It was consecrated in 1958, and is considered to be one of the most frequented Catholic churches of the world.
Rosary Basilica, also known as The Basilica of our Lady of the Rosary, is a splendid church situated in the renowned Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. It was constructed in 1899 in the unique Neo-Byzantine architectural style by an architect named Leopold Hardy. The most notable aspects of this basilica are the colorful mosaics that cover its interior walls, and the spectacular dome comprising of 16 panels of stained glass. The consecration of this church took place in 1901.
Notre-Dame de l'Immaculee-Conception is a majestic church situated in the historic town of Lourdes in France. This Roman Catholic house of worship was constructed in 1872 in the distinctive Neo-Gothic architectural style, and is one of the most prominent landmarks of the town. The credits for building this spectacular edifice goes to Hippolyte Durand, an eminent French architect. Its most notable aspects are its three towering spires and the colorful mosaic illustrating Pope Pius IX which can be spotted near its entrance.
Funiculaire du Pic du Jer is a charming funicular railway situated in the town of Lourdes in France. The main function of this transport facility is to connect the town to the spectacular summit of Pic du Jer. It was constructed in 1899, and was first made accessible to the public in 1900. The track has a length of 1,100 meters (3,609 feet), and is capable of carrying its passengers to their required destination in a mere span of 15 minutes.
Adorning the center of the city, Eglise Saint-Barthélémy exudes its charm to bewitch the city with its magical spiritual hue. A stone structure, the church can be visited for its wonderful construction and intricate altar in the interiors. The prayer services and the choir renditions find mass congregations and are ideal for some intermingling with the locals. A must visit for spiritual seeker and a history buff.
Its name alone conjures up images of steep altitudes, as this path one of the highest roads in the Pyrénées. Col du Tourmalet (literally translated to “mountain pass of Tourmalet”) is a mountain path whose climb is notorious for Tour de France competitors. At heights of 2,115 meters (almost 7,000 feet), the Col du Tourmalet was chosen as a stage town for the first time in 1910 and then again in 2010, a century later. Tour de France cyclist Octav Lapize won the Tour in 1910 and is remembered for overcoming this feat in particular, as he publicly cursed the Tour officials during his ascent for having chosen this perilous path. For those who dare make the climb, depending on which direction one is coming from a 17-19 kilometer (10.5-12 mile) ascension awaits.
Gourette is a winter sports resort in Eaux-Bonnes commune of French Pyrenees which offers one of the largest skiing areas in the Pyrenean chain. The resort comprises more than 20 bars and restaurants and is famous as a center for spa activity which started in 19th century. This infrastructural marvel, at an altitude of more than 1400 meters, also facilitates other sports like snowboarding, hiking, mountaineering and also for activities like family outings and thematic walks. During summer tourists visit the Gourette to view the scenic beauty the valley of the Gave d'Ossau offers. It is an ideal place for adventure sports lovers and families alike.
Eglise Sainte Bernadette is a modern church that is dedicated to spreading the word of God among its patrons. However, inspite of not being an old monument, the church is frequented by tourists for the very curious nick-knacks it displays. There are miniatures of crosses, mother Mary and even Christ, as also several depictions of enactments from Bible. Regular prayer services and musical events that are conducted here are very inspiring and spread positivism. If you are in this city, Eglise Sainte Bernadette is a must visit.
Functioning in the city of Pau since 1908, the local funicular railway is a favorite among tourists and locals alike for its short, fun rides to the Pau railway station, Gave de Pau and Château de Pau. The railway still uses the original carriages from the early 20th century which give a quaint old charm. However, its most attractive feature is that it is a free service. Disabled access is available.
Packed full of historical monuments, natural beauty, and athletics, the city of Pau offers something for every type of person. The city’s most popular site is Château de Pau, birthplace of Henry of IV of France and vacation spot for Napoléon and Marie Antoinette. The castle accents the unaffected beauty of the town, made up of the mountain river Gave de Pau and the surrounding nature trails. In its history, this city has been chosen over 60 times as a stage town for the Tour de France and is also boasts the Pau Grand Prix every year.