10 Days Pilgrimage to France

France represents one of our most popular tourist 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.

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
  • Round Trip Airfare.
  • All airport taxes and Fuel SURCHARGES.
  • First-class Hotels.
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily.
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary.
  • Daily Masses. (If requested)
  • Professional local guides
  • 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:
    • A trip cancellation protection plan is not included and is strongly recommended.
    • Nativity Pilgrimage offers a comprehensive policy at an additional cost.
    • Passport & visa costs, if any.
    • S. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months subsequent to return date.
    • Gratuities to the tour manager, guides and driver.
    • Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.)
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 – PARAY LE MONIEL – ARS -LA SALETTE – AVIGNON – CARCASSONNE – LOURDES

ITINERARY
Day
1

DEPARTURE USA TO PARIS

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

Day
2

ARRIVE PARIS

Today: Arrive in Paris, where you will be met by your coordinator and driver and transferred to your hotel for registration. Your afternoon PANORAMIC tour of Paris will include Eiffel Tower, (which we might climb up to the 2nd floor, in accordance with our arrival time in Paris) Champs Elysees and Arc de Triumph.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations 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, the Arc de Triomphe, and Montmartre with its magnificent Basilica of Sacre Coeur.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations 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 accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
5

PARIS / PARAY LE MONIAL / ARS

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 accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
6

ARS / 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 accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
7

AVIGNON / CARCASSONNE / LOURDES

Today: Depart Avignon to Lourdes; Stop in Carcassonne. Enjoy a walking city tour and then continue to Lourdes, 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 accommodations will be at your hotel.

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. 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. Optional, after dinner attend the candlelight Procession.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
9

LOURDES / PARIS

Today: Travel to Paris on the TGV train. At arrival, sightseeing in Paris. Visit Chapel of our Miraculous Medal. The remainder of the day is free to discover the city of lights on your own.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
10

PARIS / USA

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