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Conquer the Château Fort de Lourdes

Step back into history

The Château Fort de Lourdes is a national heritage site with Monument Historique status, and its Pyrenean Museum is “Musée de France” certified. Built on a rocky peak, this large stone castle has defensive architecture which is over 1,000 years old, and houses a museum about the art and folk traditions of the Pyrenees. The Château Fort de Lourdes offers its visitors a genuine piece of history, heritage and culture, in all seasons.

A museum for over 100 years

Nearly a thousand years of history are etched into the stones of this building. The centuries and legends intertwine in a fortress that has held a treasure within it for a hundred years now: the Pyrenean Museum. This museum became a reality thanks to the enthusiasm and ambition of Louis and Margalide Le Bondidier. This couple, known throughout the region as dedicated Pyreneists, put on exhibitions about daily rural and pastoral life in the French and Spanish Pyrenees, from the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century.

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