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5 Days/4 Nights France Pilgrimage: Paris/Lisieux/Nevers/Lourdes from Paris

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Day 1: Lisieux

Stop At: Carmel De Lisieux, 37 rue du Carmel, 14100, Lisieux France
Upon arrival from Paris by train, meet with your guide from the SANCTUARY OF LISIEUX for a full-day walking tour in the footsteps of the SAINT
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Les Buissonnets, 22 Chemin des Buissonnets, 14100, Lisieux France
Visit the BUISONNETS (the Saint's childhood home)
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Carmel De Lisieux, 37 rue du Carmel, 14100, Lisieux France
Visit the Saint's remains and attend a mass (may vary) and afterward have lunch with the Sisters of the Hermitage
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Basilique Sainte-Thérèse de Lisieux, 1 Avenue Jean XXIII, 14100 Lisieux, France
Tour the BASILICA built in the Saint's honor
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux, Place de Francois Mitterrand, 14100, Lisieux France
Visit the Cathedral where the Saint used to pray
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: Lunch with the Sisters of the HERMITAGE in LISIEUX (wine included)
Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Paris on Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Nevers

Stop At: Palais Ducal, 1 Place de l Hotel de Ville, 58000, Nevers France
The Ducal Palace of Nevers is a residence castle of the 15th and 16th centuries of the counts and dukes of Nevers.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Nevers Cathedral, 6 Rue Abbé Boutillier, 58000 Nevers, France
The Cathedral of Saint-Cyr Sainte-Julitte has the unique feature of two opposing choirs, one Romanesque and one Gothic.
The cathedral has undergone various restorations, especially after the Second World War, when a bombing between 15th and 16th July 1944 caused serious damage to the Gothic nave and chevet. Today you can admire the restored Cathedral and the beautiful contemporary stained-glass windows.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Espace Bernadette, 34 rue Saint Gildard, 58000, Nevers France
Explore the Space Bernadette Soubirous Nevers, attend a mass and enjoy lunch in this spiritual place.
The Space is a former convent and the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Nevers and it is where the body of Saint Bernadette lies. In 1970, it was converted into a sanctuary run by volunteers and a few sisters who administer to pilgrims and manage the building.

You can find the museum, created in 1958, rooms for pilgrims, the chapel where you can admire the saint’s remains, a grotto for contemplation, beautiful gardens where she used to stroll, as well as St Joseph’s Chapel where St Bernadette was originally buried and the statue of Our Lady of Waters to whom the saint prayed to.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Office de Tourisme de Nevers et sa Region, Rue Sabatier, 58000, Nevers France
After lunch, you have free time to discover the city of Nevers on your own, then return to the train station and depart for Paris.
Duration: 50 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: Wine included
• Breakfast: Breakfast at your hotel in Paris
Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Paris on Bed and Breakfast

Day 3: Lourdes

Stop At: Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Lourdes, 1 avenue Monseigneur theas, 65108, Lourdes France
Morning train from Paris, ASSISTANCE at train station. Private car transfer from Lourdes Train Station to your hotel.
Enjoy lunch at your hotel in Lourdes.
Enjoy your afternoon with a guided 3-hour walking tour of the places associated with the Saint: The Bolly Mill where she was born, the Cochot where she received her first Holy Communion, the Parish she was baptized, the Grotto of the Apparitions, and the Basilica in her honor.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Lourdes, 1 avenue Monseigneur theas, 65108, Lourdes France
After dinner, attend the famous Evening Torchlight Procession of the Rosary:
As early as 18th February 1858, the day of the third Apparition, one of the two people accompanying Bernadette carried a candle. After this, Bernadette herself always came with a candle. The iconic Lourdes Torchlight Procession was introduced in Lourdes in 1863. Now, every day at 9 p.m. pilgrims from all over the world carry a candle to the place of the apparitions.
During the Procession, and depending on the day, the pilgrims recite the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful or Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.  The procession always takes place regardless of the weather.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at your hotel in Paris
• Lunch: Lunch at your hotel in Lourdes
• Dinner: Dinner at your hotel in Lourdes
Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Lourdes on full board

Day 4: Lourdes-Paris

Stop At: Grotte de Massabielle, 1 Route de la Foret, 65100, Lourdes France
Optional Mass at the Grotto.
Free time for prayers and contemplation.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lourdes Baths, 1 Route de la Forêt, 65100 Lourdes, France
Optional opportunity for the sick to take part in the Miraculous Baths
Then, transfer in a private car from your hotel to Lourdes Train Station, and afternoon train to Paris
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast at your hotel in Lourdes
• Lunch: Lunch box for the train
Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Paris on Bed and Breakfast

Day 5: Departure

Pass By: Bourse de Commerce, 2 Rue de Viarmes, 75001 Paris France
Breakfast at your hotel
Departure


Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at your hotel in Paris

No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Saint Lazare Train Station, 13 Rue d'Amsterdam, 75008 Paris, France
Duration
5 days
Return Details
26 Rue Feydeau, 75002 Paris, France
Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Assistance at Paris train stations on departure
  • 2nd class round trip tickets from Paris to Lisieux, to Nevers and to Lourdes
  • 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Paris
  • 1 night in a 3-star hotel in Lourdes
  • Walking tour & spiritual visit of the Sanctuaries in Lisieux, Nevers & Lourdes w. professional guide
  • Scheduled masses (may vary)
  • Round trip transfers with private car in Lourdes
  • Pre and post accommodation in Paris upon request
  • Entry/Admission - Carmel De Lisieux
  • Entry/Admission - Les Buissonnets
  • Entry/Admission - Basilique Sainte-Thérèse de Lisieux
  • Entry/Admission - Palais Ducal
  • Entry/Admission - Espace Bernadette
  • Entry/Admission - Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Lourdes
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tips for the guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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