The intact body of Bernadette Soubirous is located in the main chapel of the sanctuary.
The Church puts her forward as a witness and invites us to visit her.
For the process of beatification and canonisation, three inspections of the body took place in 1909, 1919 and 1925.
Each time, the body was found to be intact.
In 1925, she was declared blessed and her body was placed in a shrine in the chapel where it still remains. Bernadette was declared saint in 1933.
Visit Bernadette in Nevers! There she is inviting you to look at Jesus, her “only Master.”
Today, as thousands of people from all over the world, of all ages and cultures, come to pray to Bernadette, tell her about your joys, your sorrows, your expectations!
Come and walk in her footsteps! Walk where she lived and walked! This place is now known as Espace Bernadette.