Take a virtual visit to Lourdes

 If next year's pilgrimage to Lourdes seems a long way off - or if you've never been - you will enjoy the official Lourdes website. Besides the sound of the bells, and the spring water, there's a 24-hour webcam at the Grotto itself. You can see all the Masses there, processions and rosaries as they happen. The picture does looks slightly jumpy and rather small on a computer screen - but it is live. There are also timetables, maps and lots of tourist information for people planning a visit or group pilgrimage. You can find the site on: www.lourdes-france.com.