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Location, Climate:
Lourdes is a famous pilgrimage site in France. This small town gained recognition when the Virgin Mary made an apparition to a young girl in 1858. Lourdes is situated in the region of Midi-Pyrenees and the mountain range influences its climate giving it frequent precipitation. The best time to book discount hotels in Lourdes is between June and September when the temperature is average. Make your discount hotel reservations online to get the best hotel deals.

Brief History:
Lourdes used to be a sleepy town going to the spas of Pyrenees. It became the battleground between Mirat and Charlemagne during the 8th century. According to legendary tales, there was an eagle that dropped a trout on Mirat's feet, which was believed to be a bad omen, that's why he surrendered to the Queen of the Sky. Mirat was converted to Christianity and changed his name to Lorus where the town derived its name.

Events, Landmarks, Activities:
Thousands of pilgrims and tourists gather at the Notre Dame du Rosaire for the annual National Pilgrimage of St Rosaire which is held every month of October. This event holds a special mass at the holy sanctuary and features other religious rituals. There are many religious sites in the city that attracts millions of tourists annually including the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, Rosary Basilica and St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church.

It is best to walk around Lourdes because most streets are pedestrianized. If you are planning to travel by car, it would be better to park it on the outskirts because of the one-way system in town.

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