Shrines of France Group

8 Days
Tour cost begins from $2,390.00 plus taxes
Paris, Lourdes, Lisieux, Nevers

ITINERARY:

Day 1: DEPARTURE FROM U.S.A. FRANCE
Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

Day 2: ARRIVAL TO FRANCE-LOURDES
Upon arrival to Paris take the connecting flight to Lourdes. The birthplace of St. Bernadette to whom our Lady appeared in 1858 near the Grotto of Massabielle. Settle into your hotel and celebrate Mass in the world’s famous Shrine. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Day 3: LOURDES
Celebrate Mass at the Grotto, and walk in the footsteps of St Bernadette. See Boly Mill where St Bernadette was born and the 'Cachot,' an abandoned prison where Bernadette's impoverished family lived. Join your prayers with those of pilgrims from around the world as you pray for the sick, drink water from the miraculous spring the Virgin directed Bernadette to locate at the base of the grotto, and submerge yourself in the healing baths. Experience Christ's love as you walk the life-sized Stations of the Cross overlooking the holy Grotto. Kneel in the chapel built on the very rock of the Grotto in obedience to the request of the 'Immaculate Conception.' Attend the blessing of the sick and participate in nightly candlelight processions requested by Our Lady. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Day 4: LOURDES
The whole day is for your private devotions. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Day 5: LOURDES-PARIS
After breakfast take the flight to Paris. Drive to the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal to celebrate mass. We will see the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure whose guardian angel led her to the chapel where the Blessed Virgin displayed a vision of the miraculous medal and later the green scapular wherein the Blessed Virgin promised bountiful graces for all the wearers of this. See the Church of St. Vincent de Paul. Continue the guided tour of this beautiful city, which includes the Champs Elysees, L’Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower. Join the optional night show or boat trip to Seine River. Dinner and overnight in the most spectacular city on earth.

Day 6: PARIS, NEVERS, PARIS
After breakfast, we depart by motor coach for Nevers. St. Bernadette lived for 12 years as part of the congregation of the Sister of Nevers after taking the veil in 1867. Throughout her life she suffered and eventually died from asthma, at age 35. We will visit the convent of St. Gildard where St. Bernadette’s incorrupt body reposes. Then, we return to Paris for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: PARIS, LISIEUX, PARIS
After breakfast, we will travel northwest by motor coach to the town of Lisieux, the home of St. Therese of Lisieux whom Pope Pius X called “the Greatest Saint of Modern times.” Her extraordinary love for God and service to humanity comes alive as you visit the Basilica Cathedral of St. Peter, and Les Buissonets, her family home. On display are relics, clothing, and personal objects belonging to the “Little Flower.” View the statue depicting the Blessed Virgin who smiled at St. Therese during an ecstasy before curing her illness. Combine your prayers in the Carmel Chapel with the Carmelite sisters, just as St. Therese did before her death in 1897. Return to Paris and dinner overnight.

Day 8: PARIS-USA
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for return flight to the US.

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Tour Features:

  • Round trip transatlantic airfare from JFK, New York to Lourdes
  • Accommodations in first class hotels with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Guided sightseeing as indicated in itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional tour director
  • Baggage handling
  • Hotel taxes, service, charges
  • Daily mass with arrangements. 

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