10 Days Pilgrimage to France

France represents one of our most popular tour destinations. An inspiring pilgrimage highlighted by a visit to the Blessed Mother’s shrine at Lourdes where the Virgin Mary appeared to a young shepherd girl… Nevers, where St. Bernadette lived after the apparitions … Lisieux, home of St. Therese, The Little Flower … the cathedral in Chartres with its impressive stained glass windows … magnificent Mont St. Michel … the lovely chateaux of the Loire Valley … the Beaches of Normandy plus unforgettable Paris and the famous Notre Dame Cathedral.

On our pilgrimage we offer a complete itinerary that includes round-trip airfare, accommodation in first class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation, daily Mass and all under excellent organizing, leadership and teaching from Nativity pilgrimage expert staff and Guides.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED
ITINERARY
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DESTINATION INFORMATION
WHAT’S INCLUDED
ITINERARY
DATES & PRICES
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:

  •   Round Trip Airfare
  •   All airport taxes and Fuel SURCHARGES.
  •   Includes First class Hotels 4-5 stars.
  •   Headphones for the pilgrimage.
  •   Transfers as per itinerary.
  •    Breakfast and Dinner daily.
  •   Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary.
  •   Daily Masses.
  •   Professional local Catholic guide(s)
  •  Prices Based on Double Occupancy.
  •  Tour Brochures: Special promotional brochures featuring
  •   the Pilgrimage printed for distribution by you.
  •  Travel Protection Plan for Everybody on Pilgrimage is provided for FREE.
YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Trip cancellation protection plan is not included and is strongly        recommended.
  • Nativity Pilgrimage offers a comprehensive policy at additional cost.
  •  Passport & visa costs, if any.
  •  U.S. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months subsequent to               return date.
  •   Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.).
  •   Meals not specified in the program.
  •   Gratuities to the tour manager, guides and driver.
  •   Items not specifically mentioned above.

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP
  • Capital: Paris
  • Language: French
  • Population: 63 million
  • Time Zone: EST plus 6 hours
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Electricity: 220V. 50Hz
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PARIS – ROUEN – LISIEUX – CHARTRES – ORLEANS – LYON – LOURDES

ITINERARY
Day
1

Flight from USA to Paris

Today: Your pilgrimage begins today boarding your flight to Paris. Meals and drinks served aloft.

Day
2

Paris

Today: Upon arrival in Paris this morning we will be met at the airport by our local tour escort. We will then proceed to the Shrine of Saint Vincent de Paul where the saint’s body is on display in a precious reliquary. Then proceed to the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal at Rue de Bac where Our Lady appeared to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830. After Mass we will then transfer to our hotel for check‐in and have the remainder of the day free.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
3

Paris

Today: We will enjoy a full day tour of the “City of Lights” including visits to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral where we will celebrate Mass, Sainte‐Chapelle which was built in 1248 to house Our Lord’s Crown of Thorns and other relics, the famous Opera House (outside visit), the Arc de Triomphe (outside visit), and Montmartre with its magnificent Basilica of Sacre Coeur.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
4

Paris

Today: This morning we will take an excursion to Versailles, the magnificent palace designed by Louis XIV to become the very symbol of the French monarchy and French national pride. Our guided tour of the State Apartments includes the magnificent Hall of Mirrors, where so many historic events have taken place. We will then return to Paris and visit the world famous Louvre Museum which contains countless works of art including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
5

Paris / Rouen / Lisieux

Today: This morning we will drive to Rouen, the capital of Normandy, where our walking tour will explore its magnificent Gothic cathedral, immortalized so often by Monet, and the Church of Saint Joan of Arc where the saint was burned at the stake. We will then proceed to Lisieux, the home of St. Therese the “Little Flower of Jesus”. Visit the home where St. Therese lived as a child, the Carmelite Convent where she was a nun, the Basilica of St. Theresa and Cathedral of St. Peter.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
6

Lisieux / Chartres / Orleans

Today: Depart Lisieux this morning and drive to Chartres, home to what most believe to be the greatest Gothic cathedral in Europe. The stained glass windows of this Cathedral are world‐renowned. Over 150 windows illustrate biblical stories and daily life in the 13th century. After Mass in Chartres we will proceed to Orleans where Joan of Arc led French troops to victory over the English. Visit the old Cathedral of St. Croix.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
7

Orleans / Lyon

Today: Drive from Orleans to Nevers where we will visit the Convent of St. Guillard to view the incorrupt body of St. Bernadette. Here the Saint spent her life in prayer and solitude following the apparitions of the Blessed Mother to her in Lourdes. Proceed to Paray‐le‐Monial where Our Lord appeared to St. Margaret Mary to promote devotions through His Most Sacred Heart. Following Mass at the Visitation Chapel we will visit the Basilica and the nearby chapel containing the tomb of Blessed Claude de la Colombiere. Then continue to nearby Lyon for overnight.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
8

Lyon / Lourdes

Today: After breakfast drive to Ars for Mass at the Altar of St. John Vianney, Patron Saint of Parish Priests. Then return to Lyon and board our train to Toulouse. Upon arrival in Toulouse we will be met by our waiting motor coach and drive to Lourdes, one of the great pilgrimage shrines in the world. It was here in Lourdes where Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858 proclaiming herself the “Immaculate Conception”.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
9

Lourdes

Today: We will have all day to experience the special atmosphere of this beautiful town. Attend Mass at the Grotto of Massabielle, the site where the Virgin appeared. Also visit the Basilica of Pius X (the world’s largest underground church), see the house where Bernadette lived during the Apparitions, and visit several of the sites where the miraculous cures have taken place. This evening we will participate in the Blessed Sacrament Procession and the Candlelight Procession.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
10

Lourdes / Pau / Paris to USA

Today: This morning we will transfer to the airport to catch our return flights home.