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Lourdes 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 simple pricing rule applies to everything here. It consists in the fact that the closer the store is located to the main tourist sites, the more expensive the goods in it. So if you have time, you should take a walk around the outskirts of the town. You will surely be able to find a good product for a low price there. If you get to the town on April 28, October 18, and December 1, you can visit the local fair. However, if it is a Sunday, the event will take place the next day.
Try to learn at least a dozen simple phrases in French before you travel to Lourdes. Of course, many citizens speak English quite well. Almost everyone knows at least a little English but … Open
Lourdes is a center of pilgrimage. People often come here in search of healing from their ailments. Unfortunately, this provokes dishonest sellers to earn money by selling a variety of "miraculous amulets" from miraculous icons to alleged clothing items or personal items of Saint Bernadette. You must understand that such products are useless in fact. You can buy at a similar price only bottles of Holy water from the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared. Bernadette is a popular image here. Church calendars, postcards, and paintings with her image are sold here. Religious symbols are also popular with tourists.
Authentic French goods are also sold here. For example, you can buy perfumes from local manufacturers. Their prices are not low but the quality is high. You should carefully read the label when purchasing. Eau de toilette is the cheapest of all local perfume products. The percentage of alcohol is higher than the percentage of essence in this product. Eau de parfum is a perfume in which the percentage of alcohol is approximately equal to the amount of added essence. Essences are much more than alcohol in Essence de parfum. However, its price is the highest. You can also buy cosmetics from French brands. Clarins, Clinique, Dior, Estée Lauder, Caudalie, Carita, La Roche-Posay, and Yves Rocher can all be found in Lourdes. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The main landmark of Lourdes and the goal of thousands of travelers is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. It was built on the very spot where the Virgin Mary first appeared to St. … Open
The choice of clothing is small in the town stores. However, you can find quality items from André, Sandro or Eram brands. Sales are held here on the same day as in all of Europe.

You should definitely buy local wines. However, you should carefully read the label when buying, especially if you buy a drink in crowded tourist places. This will allow you not to overpay for the low quality. VDT is the cheapest wine. It costs 3-5 euros or a little more. VDP is a wine produced in a specific region. It costs at least 35 euros. The abbreviations VDS and AOC correspond to the highest quality and most expensive wine.
Lourdes If you want to buy cheese, you can buy this product at a large supermarket like Monoprix or at the market on Avenue Maréchal Foch. The market is open from 06:00 to 13:00. You should remember that odorous varieties of cheese without sealed packaging will probably leave a non-vented smell in the bag. This may even cause the airline to refuse to take your luggage on board. You should also remember that good cheese is not stored for a long time. You should focus on your preferences and budget when choosing cheese. Goat, sheep, Buffalo, with or without mold, hard or soft - you can easily find the cheese that you like.
Lourdes is not only Holy places, architectural sights, and museums. There are also many opportunities for active recreation here. If you want, you can just get out to the Lac de Lourdes Lake … Open
The famous foie Gras will be a good gift. However, you should purchase it in a tightly closed glass or regular tin can. Also, don't forget to check the expiration date.

Candied violets or a set of fragrant herbs will be an interesting gift. You can also bring grocery baskets as a gift to friends or family. They are sold in Carrefour. These baskets usually include several small jars of pates, jam, rolls, and a bottle of wine. Local chocolate or a universal gift in the form of a box of macarons will surely appeal to fans of sweets. You can also bring roasted chestnuts as exotics.
LOURDES If you have money, you should pay attention to the works of local jewelers. The French love everything perfect and beautiful. So there is no unsightly jewelry in Lourdes. You can also buy beautiful paintings on unreligious themes, and all sorts of interior decorations like elegant chandeliers or salad bowls in the town.
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♥   Outlet 'NAILLOUX OUTLET VILLAGE' Lieu-dit Le Grill, D19, Nailloux, 31560, France, 138 km from Lourdes. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Quai des Marques Bordeaux' Hangars 15, Quai des Chartrons, 33300, France, 200.1 km from Lourdes. On the map
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Shopping advices for the whole region around Lourdes

Shopping advices for Lourdes. The best spots for buying designer clothes and local delicacies from France - shops, galleries, boutiques and outlets. We provide you with the shopping streets map, so you can plan your efficient shopping routes, while hunting for authentic souvenirs, goods, drinks, shoes and clothes in Lourdes.
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