10 days Marian shrines pilgrimage
A tour combining some of the most treasured Marian shrines in France - Paris, Lisieux & Lourdes - with some lesser known but surprising sacred sites - Our Lady of La Salette in high mountain pastures, the village of Ars and her much beloved parish priest, and Nevers, resting place of Saint Bernadette
D1 Paris (20 km)
Welcome and transfer to Paris. Guided sightseeing tour including the Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Opera... Take to the majestic River Seine to admire the city’s monuments from aboard one of the popular ‘bateau-mouche’. Dinner and overnight in Paris.
D2 Paris (20 km)
Guided tour of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (mass may be attended), and the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral. Lunch at your leisure then free time to explore the historic and colourful Montmartre district and the imposing Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Dinner and overnight.
D3 Paris - Lisieux - Paris (420 km)
Depart for Lisieux to discover Saint Therese’s childhood home. Continue to the famous Basilica dedicated to Saint Therese and its mosaics walls. Return to Paris for dinner and overnight.
D4 Paris - Lourdes (by train or plane)
After breakfast transfer to Lourdes. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.
D5 Holy Shrines and Sanctuaries of Lourdes
Guided tour on foot of the Marian city of Lourdes, the Cave of the Apparitions - site of Bernadette’s visions of the Virgin Mary, and the various different churches. Lunch at your leisure and afternoon free for you to explore. After dinner, take part in the Torchlight Marian Procession which sets off from the grotto. Overnight in Lourdes.
D6 Lourdes - Avignon (500 km)
Leave for Avignon. Lunch at your leisure. Guided walking tour in the historic centre of Avignon, onetime seat of the Papacy dominated by its imposing Papal Palace. A visit to the Angladon Museum, a former mansion house which now houses a collection of paintings by 19th and 20th century Masters. Dinner and overnight in Avignon.
D7 Avignon - La Salette - Lyon (460 km)
Set off for La Salette, a unique sacred site some 1800 m above sea level. Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of La Salette, site of the Marian apparition. Lunch at your leisure before continuing to Lyon. Guided sightseeing tour of the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Dinner and overnight in Lyon.
D8 Lyon - Ars - Paray le Monial - Nevers (265 km)
Leave for Ars. Visit the Shrine of St. John Vianney, beloved parish-priest of Ars. Then continue to Paray le Monial, much-frequented place of pilgrimage. Lunch at your leisure then a guided tour of the Basilica and cloister, continuing through Paray and visiting the Chapel of the Apparitions, the Renaissance style Town Hall... Journey on to Nevers for dinner and overnight.
D9 Nevers - Chartres Cathedral - Paris (355 km)
In Nevers, visit the reliquary where the body of Bernadette Soubirous, known for her 18 visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1858, is preserved. Leave for Chartres with lunch at your leisure en route. Guided tour of Chartres old city with its beautiful buildings, cobbled streets and its magnificent Cathedral. Continue on to Paris for diner and overnight.
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