1. Lourdes Cathedral

It is said that when the Virgin appeared to Bernadette Soubirous at the Massabielle Cave, she made three requests: drink and wash in the spring, have them build a chapel here, and invite people to come in procession. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people process, winding down the street, past the giant rosary and the crowned statue of the Virgin, to the top of the avenue, and then turn and process back to the Esplanade, where they line up in front of the sanctuaries. Regardless of faith, this is a true spectacle and you can’t help but be swept up in the positive energy.