11 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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DETINATION INFORMATION
WHATS 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 – MONT-SAINT-MICHEL – POITIERS – NEVERS – PARAY-LE-MONIAL – LYON – TOULOUSE – LOURDES

ITINERARY
Day
1

Flight from USA to Paris

Today: Your pilgrimage begins today as you depart on your flight to Paris. Meals and drinks served aloft.

Day
2

Paris / Lisieux

Today: Upon arrival in Paris this morning we will be met by our European representative who will be with us throughout our pilgrimage. Board our motor coach and drive to Lisieux, home of St. Theresa the “Little Flower of Jesus”. Visit the home where she lived as a child and the Carmel Convent where she was a nun. After Mass, visit the Basilica of St. Theresa, its Crypt, and the 13th Century Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel in Lisieux.

Day
3

Lisieux / Mont St-Michel

Today: After Mass depart Lisieux and drive along the Normandy coast drive to Bayeux, the first town to be liberated by the Allies in 1944. Continue to St. Laurent to visit the National Cemetery and Omaha Beach, one of the sites where the Allies came ashore on D-Day. Drive on to Mont-Saint-Michel, the principal shrine of the Archangel Michael and one of the medieval wonders of Europe.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel in Mont-St-Michel.

Day
4

Mont St-Michel

Today: Enjoy a complete visit of Mont-Saint-Michel including the Grande Rue, St. Aubert’s Chapel, and the Benedictine Abbey which is perched atop the rock island. Celebrate Mass in the Romanesque Church of St. Michael.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel in Mont-St-Michel.

Day
5

Mont St-Michel / Orleans

Today: Following breakfast drive through the scenic Loire Valley 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, continue 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 in Orleans.

Day
6

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 and a visit to the Basilica to see the tomb of Blessed Claude de la Colombiere, continue to nearby Lyon for overnight.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel in Lyon.

Day
7

Lyon / Toulouse / 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 in Lourdes.

Day
8

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 18 times. 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
9

Lourdes / Paris

Today: Depart Lourdes this morning by train and return to Paris. Upon arrival in Paris this afternoon we will be met at the train station and then transfer to our hotel. The remainder of the day will be free.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel in Paris.

Day
10

Paris

Today: Following breakfast, proceed to the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal at Rue de Bac for Mass. It was here where Our Lady appeared to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830. After Mass enjoy a full day tour of Paris including visits to the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the famous Opera House, the Arc de Triomphe, and Montmartre with its magnificent Basilica of Sacre Coeur.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
11

Paris to USA

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