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A town of southwest France at the foot of the Pyrenees. It is noted for its Roman Catholic shrine marking the site where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Saint Bernadette in 1858.
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(Placename) a town in SW France: a leading place of pilgrimage for Roman Catholics after a peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous, had visions of the Virgin Mary in 1858. Pop: 15 698 (2006)
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Lourdes(lʊərd, lʊərdz; Fr. lurd)
a city in SW France: Roman Catholic shrine famed for miraculous cures. 18,096.
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