9-Day Pilgrimage | Shrines of France

Lourdes | Ars | Paray-le-Monial | Chartres | Lisieux | Paris

France

All Masses are subject to confirmation. This itinerary can be customized or modified to include additional opportunities for prayer, reflection and devotions.

9-Day Itinerary

Day 1 | Monday | Depart for France
Day 2 | Tuesday | Arrive in Paris | Lourdes
Bienvenue à Paris! Connect at Charles de Gaulle airport for the short flight to Pau Pyrenees Airport. Transfer to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. Mass before dinner and join in the evening Candlelight Marian procession.
FranceDay 3 | Wednesday | Full Day in Lourdes
Celebrate Mass at the Grotto. Walking tour of Lourdes Shrine and the places associated with the life of St. Bernadette. This afternoon is free for private devotions, visiting the Grotto, baths and confession.
Day 4 | Thursday | Lyon | Ars | Paray-le-Monial
Flight to Lyon. Tour the impressive Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and the ancient Chapel of the Virgin. Continue to Ars and the Shrine of St. John Vianney. Celebrate Mass in the Basilica at Ars. Continue to Paray-le-Monial.
Day 5 | Friday | Paray-le-Monial | Nevers | Chartres
Celebrate Mass in the Chapel of the Visitation, the actual place where the apparitions of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary took place. See the body of Bernadette, preserved in the chapel of the prior Convent of St. Gildard of Nevers. Continue to Chartres and visit the Notre Dame Cathedral. Walking the labyrinth is permitted on Fridays.
FranceDay 6 | Saturday | Chartres | Alençon | Normandy
Depart Chartres for Alençon to visit the home of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, parents of St. Thérèse. Celebrate Mass in the Chapel of the Martin Family Home. Visit Normandy and D-Day Landing sites, with prayer service in the American Cemetery and Memorial. Continue to Paris.
Day 7 | Sunday | Lisieux | Paris
Visits include Les Buisonnets,” St. Peter’s Cathedral, the present day convent chapel of the Carmelite Sisters of Lisieux, and the impressive Basilica and its Crypt dedicated to “The Little Flower”. Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. Thérèse. Continue to Paris.
FranceDay 8 | Monday | Shrines of Paris | City Highlights
Celebrate Mass at the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal. Visit Shrine of St. Vincent de Paul and resting place of St. Peter Julian Eymard, “Apostle of the Eucharist.” Highlights of Paris include Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle. Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triômphe, Tomb of Napoleon, Place de la Concorde, Opéra the Bastille Square and The Place des Vosges.
Day 9 | Tuesday | Return to the USA
General Package Inclusions