Reasons To Visit Lourdes
The town of Lourdes is one of the most popular Catholic pilgrimage destinations in the world home to a number of sacred sites. The stunning Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes towers over the landscape and is itself an architectural gem well worth seeing. This sanctuary is home to many separate buildings and areas of interest, so be sure to set aside a lot of time to explore everything in detail. In the town you can also experience many interesting events including a candlelit procession every night, or you can take advantage of the town’s location next to the Pyrenees Mountains and partake in some outdoor activities like hiking and skiing.
Arriving In Lourdes
Lourdes Airport, known in full as Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees Airport, is situated around 10 km from Lourdes and is set within a single passenger terminal. The majority of flights handled at the airport are seasonal flights from European destinations, although there are some regular connections available. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Lourdes you won’t find any direct flights, so it will be necessary to make a stopover somewhere in order to complete the journey. If you're considering a stopover in the French capital, get some inspiration with our top 10 attractions and things to do in Paris.
At Lourdes Airport you will find a basic range of amenities and facilities to meet the needs of travelers including a couple of restaurants and cafés as well as duty-free shopping. In addition to this, the airport provides travelers with complimentary Wi-Fi for up to one hour. When you have arrived at the airport it is possible to use make your way around by public bus, although there are plenty of taxis available if you would prefer a direct route to your destination. If you are looking to rent your own vehicle during your visit, there are a few leading car rental agencies operating on site in the arrivals hall.
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France is a part of the Schengen Area which enables UAE nationals to travel to the country visa free for up to 90 days. In Lourdes the weather gets very chilly over the winter so you will need a lot of warm clothing with you, while over the summer you can expect average highs in the mid-20s between June and September. Remember that in France you will need euros to make purchases, while the country is three hours behind the UAE.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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