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Le Cachot is where Bernadette and her familly lived before the apparitions. In one room It has... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Josette L
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This is the little house that Bernardette and her family used to live in when they became poor... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Emma S
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15 rue des Petits Fosses, 65100, Lourdes, France
+33 5 62 94 51 30
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Le Cachot is where Bernadette and her familly lived before the apparitions. In one room It has been frefurbished since then, but you still can see how small and lacking it was. A must see.

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

This is the little house that Bernardette and her family used to live in when they became poor. This was a prison before, but later was good enough for this family to live in. There are still authentic things here.

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This prison, which was no longer deemed habitable by prisoners, became the Soubirous family home. It was referred to as “a foul and dreary hovel.” It comprised one room only, with a fireplace. Here a family of 6 lived for about 18 months. It is...More

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

It’s very humbling to be here knowing this is where St.Bernadette and her family lived!It is an understatement to say it is a humble dwelling.

1  Thank polkadotpilgrim
Reviewed 25 January 2018

This is one of the most important places to visit in Lourdes. It's the "house" (if we can call it so) where Bernadette Soubirous was living during the apparitions. Due to severe financial problems Bernadette and her family were forced to move to this place,...More

2  Thank MarAraga
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The Gaol that was no longer fit for those imprisoned was given to St. Bernadette and her family. This very small home was the home at the time that Bernadette was experiencing the apparitions of Our Lady at the Grotto Di Massiebelle. I always find...More

1  Thank daymoLiverpool
Reviewed 17 September 2017

So this is the place the family ends up when Mary starts appearing to Bernadette. Stands in pretty stark contrast to the house in which they were living when she was born: all the family members cramped into a little room, which was basically a...More

Thank Mystique777
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Le Cachot is a stark portrayal of the living conditions of St. Bernadette's family while they were impoverished. The former jail reflects the harsh life they endured and displays it for visitors.

2  Thank VW49
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is the prison cell which became the home of St. Bernadette and all her family in the time immediately before the apparitions. How so many people lived in a small single room with almost no facilities is almost beyond belief

1  Thank octogenarian2016
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Here the family had to endure the cold winter of 1857, after her father lost his job. The cachot was an old prison, the family lived in a dark, cold small room. From this place, Bernadette got a blessing, she saw the Virgin Mary 18...More

3  Thank houstonman344
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