Château Fort de Lourdes, located in Lourdes, at the entrance to the Seven Valleys of the Lavedon is a thousand year old fortress which is a listed historical monument and museum in France. The fort is a fantastic example of medieval military architecture and the site not only offers visitors exceptional views of the city, but it also is home to a botanical garden and a museum. The museum features a wonderful collection of exhibits including regional costumes, handicrafts, ceramics and furniture from the 18th century and many more interesting items from the history of French and Spanish Pyrenees. Visitors can take the lift up to the terrace of the Château Fort de Lourdes and the panoramic views of the city and its surrounding alone is well worth visiting this historical site. Also of interest are the miniature models of buildings representing different architectural styles found in the courtyard.
Family ticket costs 14 Euros while individual ticket prices vary
The castle and museum are open every day except on the 1st of January, 1st and 11th of November and 25th of December. The opening time tends to vary.
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The stunning views of the city, the miniature buildings and the collection of exhibits in the museum
Muslim tourists visiting the Château Fort de Lourdes will not find a mosque or prayer room while at the fort, however the city of Lourdes is known to house a mosque that can be used my Muslim visitors when necessary. If unable to visit the mosque Muslim visitors will have to offer their prayers in their hotel rooms.
The Château Fort de Lourdes does not have a Halal restaurant, and Muslim visitors will find it difficult to locate Halal restaurants in the city of Lourdes. They will however be able to dine on seafood or vegetarian dishes after ensuring the ordered dish does not contain any non-Halal items.