10 Days Shrines of 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 – LISIEUX – NEVERS – PARAY LE MONIAL – ARS – LYON – LA SALETTE – AVIGNON – 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: Arrive in Paris, where you will be met by your coordinator and driver and transferred to your hotel for registration. Your afternoon tour of Paris will include Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, and Arc de Triumph. Continue to see Montmartre and Napoleon’s Tomb.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
3

Paris

Today: Visit Lisieux home of St. Therese the Carmelite nun, known as ‘The Little Flower”, a family home, Les Buissonets, the C Lisieux, Convent Chapel where St. Therese and her parents are entombed.  In the afternoon, continue to Arenta  to visit the Abbey of Notre Dame.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
4

Paris / Nevers

Today: Travel to Nevers to visit the convent of St. Gildard, where St. Bernadette’s incorrupt body reposes. She was blessed with eighteen apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Lourdes, St. Bernadette retired to Nevers. She received the religious habit in 1866.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
5

Paray Le Monial / Ars / Lyon

Today: Depart for Paray Le Monial, the Cradle of Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus since Our Blessed Lord appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque at the Visitation Convent. Continue to Ars and celebrate Mass at the Altar of St. John Vianney, Patron Saint of Parish priests.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
6

Lyon / La Salette / Avignon

Today: Drive to La Salette high in the French Alps. Here, in 1846, a weeping Blessed Mother appeared to two shepherd girls to bring them a dire warning and ask for repentance. Depart La Salette to Avignon, visiting the Palace of the Popes, see the bridge of Avignon, and the Notre Dame des Dom, and the Romanesque Cathedral.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
7

Avignon / Lourdes

Today: Depart Avignon to Lourdes and this morning; enjoy a walking city tour including a visit to Bernadette’s house, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, the Miraculous Spring, the Shrine of Bernadette, and the XII century Castle. After dinner attend the candlelight Procession.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
8

Lourdes

Today: Mass at the Rosary Basilica, sites of Lourdes where Mary appeared to Bernadette. The Grotto, the spring and the healing Baths, Basilica of St. Pius X, Bernadette’s home. The afternoon is free for private devotion. After dinner enjoy the opportunity to participate in the evening’s Rosary and Candlelight Procession.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
9

Paris

Today: Travel to Paris on TGV train to Paris. At arrival, sightseeing of Paris. Chapel of our Miraculous Medal. Notre Dame Cathedral, Montmartre, Sacre Couer, Sainte Chapell, Eiffel tower. Chapel), a gothic marvel, was built by King St. Louis to house the Crown of Thorns, which was redeemed from the Venetians in the year 1239, and other relics including nails and pieces of wood from the Cross of Calvary. In the stone lacework of the chapel are set the most ancient stained glass windows in Paris, depicting 1,130 scenes from the Bible.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
10

Paris to USA

Today: This morning we will transfer to the airport to board our return flight home.