Visitors flock to Lourdes, France to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes. The village comes alive during the peak season which is April to October with pilgrims from around the world.
Lourdes water is famous among devotees of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes. The location of the spring from which it flows was described in an apparition by the Lady of Lourdes to Saint Bernadette. In the apparition, Our Lady of Lourdes instructed to “drink the water and bathe in it.” Lourdes water is free. Locals bring jugs with them to get water at the many faucets in the Basilica. Visitors may take as much water as they can, too.
Official Rosary of Our Lady of Lourdes
The rosary beads serve as a guide in praying the rosary, a form of prayer used by the Catholic Church. The Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes gift shop has rosary beads specially made for devotees of Our Lady of Lourdes. It comes with a guide in 5 languages.