The Basque Country, Gascony, and Hautes-Pyrenees Sights

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Basilique Souterraine St-Pie X

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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 D923 up to the Col des Tentes, where you can park and walk...


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


  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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

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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

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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

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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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