The vast majority of arrivals at Lourdes-Tarbes Airport are here on pilgrimage to see the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. Lourdes Grotto, the Rosary Basilica and Rosary Square, are naturally top of most tourists’ lists, but the area is popular with those of secular and religious beliefs alike; set at the foot of the Pyrenees and in some of the most resplendent countryside the area has to offer. Car hire in Lourdes-Tarbes Airport is common as a way of navigating the area, with Lourdes being around 14km from the airport. Groups hiring a car in Lourdes can really cut the cost of travel, and also open themselves up to the wider Midi-Pyrenees countryside.