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Saint Gildard Convent & Museum

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Address: Nevers, France
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Solemn and Peaceful

The chapel is not elaborate, however, you do get a feeling of solitude. Masses are said all day for different groups of pilgrims coming to visit the chapel. I visited Saint... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The chapel is not elaborate, however, you do get a feeling of solitude. Masses are said all day for different groups of pilgrims coming to visit the chapel. I visited Saint Bernadette in between pilgrim visits and was able to be one with her saying a few prayers. It's a beautiful feeling and site and should not be missed.

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EspaceBernadette, Accueil et Animation at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you to share this beautifull moment with us. Best Regards Julitte More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Though located a great distance from Lourdes, St. Gildard Convent is where the incorrupt body of St. Bernadette Soubirous is located. When in Nevers, you won't miss it as there are signs that lead to it. A lot of people get disappointed when they go to Lourdes and find out that St. Bernadette's body is not there. Well, it is... More 

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Thank you for your comment. Julitte More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The incorrupt body of St. Bernadette (Soubirous) of Lourdes is on display here. I cannot say anything more. If you are within 100 km, go!

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Merci pour votre commentaire. Julitte More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I've been dreaming to visit this little town since many years ago. My mother show me her picture with the body of St Bernadette. This year, I arrange my trip to have one day visit from Paris to Nevers where St. Bernadette body laying in her glass coffin. We went to Nevers by train early in the morning and reach... More 

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Thank you to share this beautifull moment with us. Best Regards Greg More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Glorious place filled with prayerful serenity. It was a privelege to sit in the same room with St Bernadette's body, encased in a crystal casket. The little museum is a wonderful place to learn about St Bernadette and her visitations from 'Our Lady' in the grotto at Massabielle. The only problem I had with the visit was that a few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

I have always wanted to see this famous saint and I was not disappointed. Although you are not allowed to take pictures inside. It was a very quiet place, a solemn experience and really made me pray sincerely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

A sight to be seen. To see St Bernadette is amazing. Very peacful. A moving experience. Recommended for anyone with an interest in St Bernadette.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Very humbling to be in such a peaceful and meaningful place for a religious person and for a non religious. The chapel is serene and we arrived at mass time. How fortunate! Special to have mass there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

So special to have Mass with St Bernadette. Beautiful chapel. Enjoyed the museum. You could visit the grounds and shop. May consider staying at the Convent next time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

My wife and I took a 2-hour train ride from Paris to Nevers for a half day visit to Espace St. Bernadette. It is about 30 minutes walk from train station to the sanctuary which is on a slope of the town. Espace St. Bernadette includes Saint Gildard Convent (where St. Bernadette lived), Chapel ( where St. Bernadette's immortal body... More 

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