The Basque Country, Gascony, and Hautes-Pyrenees Sights

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Basilique Souterraine St-Pie X

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Lourdes celebrated the centenary of Bernadette Soubirous's visions by building the world's largest underground church, the Basilique...

Brèche de Roland

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

One dramatic sight is 12 km (7 miles) west of the village of Gavarnie. Take D921 up to the Col de Boucharo, where you can park and walk...

Cachot

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The cachot, a tiny room where, in extreme poverty, Bernadette and her family took refuge in 1856, can be visited. ...

Cathédrale

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Built mainly in the 13th century, the Cathédrale (called both Ste-Marie and Notre-Dame) is one of France's southernmost examples of...

Cirque de Gavarnie

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

A spectacular natural amphitheater, the Cirque de Gavarnie has been dubbed the "Colosseum of Nature" and inspired many writers, including...

Grotte de Massabielle

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Lourdes wouldn't even be on the map if it weren't for this deep grotto near the Gave de Pau where 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous first...

Grottes de Sare

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Follow the Sare Valley up to the panoramic Col de Lizarrieta and the Grottes de Sare. Just outside these huge caves, you can learn about...

La Chapelle Impériale

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

If you wish to pay your respects to the Empress Eugénie, visit La Chapelle Impériale, which she had built in 1864 to venerate a figure...

La Grande Plage

  • Beach–Sight

Biarritz's urban beaches are understandably popular—particularly the fine, sandy strands of La Grande Plage and the neighboring Plage...

Les Bains du Rocher

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The naturally heated sulfur water here was particularly popular among 19th-century aristocrats who arrived in Cauterets to "take the...

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