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Family trip to Lourdes with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

LOURDES The most important sights of Lourdes are connected with Christianity. However, the town will also appeal to curious and active children, regardless of their interest in religion. For example, the real knight's castle is located here. The fortress was built in the 14th century as the residence of the local count. It survived more than one siege but was never captured. The fortification was used as a Royal prison later. However, the castle has changed little since its construction. Boys can feel like noble warriors, and girls will feel like real princesses here.
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Lourdes Castle (Castèth de Lorda) is not just an architectural landmark. It is also a real museum. The exhibition dedicated to the nature and history of the Pyrenees is located here. Museum workers wear medieval costumes. This only adds to the atmosphere. Weapons, armor, costumes, and tools of local residents are hung on the walls of the castle halls. In such a place, even a child who is indifferent to history will surely be interested in how people lived centuries ago.
The decoration of the Church of Notre-Dame de Lourdes of the 19th century and the huge underground Basilica of Saint Pius X will appeal to young connoisseurs of beauty. The local Grevin Wax Museum may also be of interest to a child. There are more than a hundred realistic figures in its collection. They depict certain characters from the life of the local Saint Bernadette and Christ. Perhaps the child will be interested in Bernadette's life. She was a child when she first saw the image of the Mother of God. Modern tourists can see the school where the girl studied, the house of her parents, and her room at the nurse Lugo’s home. The child will be able to learn more about how his peers lived a century and a half ago. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
About 5 million people visit Lourdes every year. Such a large flow of tourists inevitably contributes to the emergence of numerous souvenir shops. However, you should keep in mind that a … Open
If you visit the Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees, you can introduce your child to the animal world of the lands near Lourdes. The child will be able to see a variety of animals, from bears to flamingos, and even feed and pet some of them here. Many of the animals are very close to visitors at the zoo. They are not afraid of visitors at all. The child will be able to observe both the usual animals of the middle band and quite bright and memorable living creatures here. Red panda and navy seals are among them. There are also many birds in the zoo. They are willing to sit on the hands of visitors, especially if you offer a treat to them.
You can take the whole family on a picnic near Lac de Lourdes. You will have the opportunity to just walk with your child, admiring the beautiful views, sail on a catamaran, and give the opportunity to the child a try snowboarding or rowing here. If your child likes beautiful views and he is ready for long walks, then you can go to the territory of the Pyrenees National Park. There are a variety of routes here. Even kids will be able to overcome the simplest of them. If the child likes to ride a bike, then you can go on a bike ride through the woods and fields on a mountain bike. Does your child prefer to watch more than act? You should rent a Segway in this case. This is a fairly simple vehicle. Even a three-or four-year-old child can ride it.
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Children who are not afraid of heights and love adventures can go to Parc Chloro'fil. This is a real park of extreme entertainment for the whole family. About a dozen rope routes of different heights and complexity are laid here. Kids will be able to overcome the simplest of them. More complex routes will appeal to both children and their parents. If your child gets tired of hanging above the ground, you can go rafting right in the park. A life jacket, helmet, and paddle are all you need to go on an adventure.
Canyoning is another interesting option for joint leisure. You should definitely take into account the level of training of the child. However, in general, even seven-year-old children successfully cope with simple routes. A lot of positive emotions are guaranteed even for the most phlegmatic children. You can find wetsuits and helmets of any size. So you can go exploring waterfalls and grottoes.
You will find many traditional French dishes in Lourdes. It's no secret that the real cult of food has been maintained for many centuries in France. Local residents try to get the most … Open
Routes in Vertical'o are suitable for older children who are fond of mountaineering and have already been on hikes more than once. However, if a child has not done rock climbing before but he wants to try it, you can find some simple rocks for beginners near Lourdes.
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Interesting places to visit with children around Lourdes

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Lourdes - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Lourdes, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Lourdes for families with children.
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