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KINGS OF FRANCE AND CHRISTIANITY

PARIS / VERSAILLES / CHENONCEAU / PARIS

The kings of France had strong influence on Christianity in France since the baptism of Clovis in the 5th century. The conversion of Clovis is said to have been thanks to Saint Genevieve, patron saint of Paris. This event gave to France the title of “Eldest daughter of the Church”. After Clovis, a large number of kings of France were crowned by the Pope, confirming the divine mission of their temporal power. This pilgrimage tour offers the discovery of some of today’s treasures, high places of Christianity in Paris and in the Loire Valley; you will also discover such places as:

*Chateau of Versailles (UNESCO World Heritage site),

*royal necropolis of the Basilica of Saint Denis

*Chapel of the Miraculous Medal,

*the Paris Cathedral, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre

*Chenonceau Château, in the Loire Valley

*the Marian sanctuary of l’Ile Bouchard.

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