Photo by: P. Doucet

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, located in Lourdes in southwest France.

The Basilique Notre Dame du Rosaire de Lourdes stands above the Grotto of Massabielle, where it is believed that Virgin Mary appeared to a young girl named Bernadette.

Over three million people make the pilgrimage to Lourdes each year to visit the site of the apparitions and to touch the water believed to have healing powers.

The postcard also features the Pic du Jer, which is part of the Hautes-Pyrénées. Visitors can reach the top by taking a ride on a funicular.

For more information:

Lourdes Tourisme

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!