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Monastery-Prison
The abbey of Clairvaux is to the east of Troyes. It has changed purposes several times: from Cistercian abbey to prison and to tourist site. Several monks arrived in 1115 from the abbey of Cîteaux. They worked the land around...
pilgrimage_france_cluny
Majestic romanesque architecture
The abbey of Cluny is situated 24 kms from the city of Mâcon, 4 hours from Paris and 3 hours from Lyon. It was founded in 910 by William of Aquitaine. It was the most influential abbey of its time...
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Benedictine refinement
Between Bourges and Orleans, 170 kms south of Paris, the Benedictine Abbey of Fleury has 40 monks. Founded in 630, on the banks of the Loire River, the community had to flee at the Revolution in 1789. The monastic community then...
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World heritage of the Cistercian monks
Situated north-east of Dijon, the Abbey of Fontenay is one of the oldest monasteries of the Cistercian order. Founded in 1118 by Saint Bernard, it is still intact after eight centuries of history. Harmony, simplicity and sparseness recall the spirit...
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High place of French culture
Situated near Saumur, between Angers and Tours, 3 hours from Paris, one is surprised by the state of preservation and the different functions of the Abbey of Fontevraud from the time of its foundation to today. It was founded in 1101...
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Monastic island
Just off the coast of Cannes and Saint Tropez on the Island of Saint-Honorat is the Benedictine abbey of Lérins. In the 5th century, Saint Honorat was drawn by the monastic ideal and founded the community on the island...
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Origin of the Trappists
East of Alençon in Normandy is the Trappe of Soligny. All begins with the ship wreck in 1120 in which 300 English nobles die. Among them is Mathilda, daughter of the king of England. Her husband, Rotrou, has built a...
pilgrimage_france_Saint_Amant_Tallende
Light and peace in Auvergne
In the heart of the Auvergne mountains, south of Clermont-Ferrand is the Abbey of Randol with its community of Benedictine monks. The first monks arrived in Randol in May 1971. This Abbey has relatively recent architecture, in which the community...
pilgrimage_france_Gordes
Romanesque pearl of Provence
The Abbey of Sénanque, in the heart of Provence, is in a natural setting of extraordinary beauty, to the east of Avignon. It is here that a community of Cistercian monks has been established for 850 years. As they themselves...
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Spiritually anchored in Brittany
Situated west of Rennes in Brittany, 4 hours from Paris, is the Trappist abbey of Timadeuc founded by the Abbey of La Trappe in 1841. It is situated on the Nantes-Brest Canal, in a splendid green natural setting. The monastery...
pilgrimage_france_Fontgombault
A community of a thousand jobs
An hour to the east from Poitiers and 3 ½ hours from Paris is the Benedictine Abbey of Fontgombault. Sixty monks live here. This abbey was founded in the 11th century by Pierre de l’Etoile. Interrupted in 1741 the Benedictine life...
pilgrimage_france_Ganagobie
Haven of peace in Provence
An hour north of Marseille is the plateau of Ganagobie on which was built the Benedictine abbey. Romanesque in architecture, this beautiful monastery is situated at 650 meters above sea level. It overlooks picturesque surroundings in a mantle of greenery in...
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Artistic monks
Situated an hour east of Toulouse and 2 ½ hours from Lourdes, the Abbey of Saint Benoit d'EnCalcat has about 60 Benedictine brothers. The Abbey of Saint Benoit d'EnCalcat was founded in 1890. Louis Banquet, priest, and Marie Cronier, lay...
pilgrimage_france_Liguge
Heritage of Saint Martin
Situated south of the city of Poitiers, the Abbey of Ligugé has twenty monks who live faithfully by the rule of Saint Benedict. The historical heritage of this monastery is extraordinary with Saint Martin settling here in 361 at the request...
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Mother of Benedictines in France
To the west of Le Mans, two hours from Paris, the Abbey of Solesmes is a community of 60 Benedictine monks. This important Abbey is the Mother-Abbey having founded more than 30 monasteries. The Abbey owes much to Dom Gu...
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Martyrdom of Saint Savin and Saint Cyprian
To the east of Poitiers is the Abbey of Saint Savin, built in the 9th century on the spot where relics of Saint Savin and Saint Cyprian were found. These two saints were brothers who fled from their native Italy to...
pilgrimage_france_Saint_Wandrille
Mother-Abbey of the Mont Saint Michel
The Abbey of Saint Wandrille gets its name from its founder. Situated 1 ½ hours north-west from Paris, it is a community of Benedictine monks. In 649 Wandrille and Gond, two monks, received the gift of a piece of land. They...
pilgrimage_france_Plouharmel
In the heart of Breton faith
On the coast of the Morbihan Gulf, a community of Benedictine monks has lived in this Brittany abbey since 1897. The rule of Saint Benoit “ora et labora”, that is “pray and work”, is still alive and well at the Abbey...
pilgrimage_france_conques
On the way to Santiago de Compostela
Conques is a typical French village between Toulouse and Clermont-Ferrand, the site of the Abbey of Saint Foy founded in the 8th century by a hermit. With five Norbertine (Prémontré) monks who live there today, this abbey houses the...
pilgrimage_france_abbey_silvacane
From the Cistercians to classical music
In the heart of Provence, north of Aix-en-Provence, is the Cistercian Abbey of Silvacane, founded in 1144 by Saint Bernard. The site was unwelcoming and swampy giving it its name “Silva Cana”, forest of reeds. Along with Sénanque...
pilgrimage_france_abbey_sylvanes
High place of sacred music
The abbey of Sylvanès is situated between the cities of Montpellier and Albi. In the beginning of the 12th century the nobleman of Larzac, Monsieur Pons de l’Héras is touched by grace and converted. After a pilgrimage to...
pilgrimage_france_Godewaersvelde
Solitude and gastronomy
The Trappist Abbey of the Mont des Cats is situated at the Belgian border, 2 ½ hours from Paris The Trappists notably live unto themselves as much as possible. Thus the farm that always is a part of the Abbey fulfills the...
pilgrimage_france_Mont_Saint_Michel
Apparition of the Archangel Saint Michel
Unavoidable destination of your religious travel in France, The Mont Saint Michel is a charming village with stone houses and narrow streets, built on a rock off the coast of Normandy, surrounded by one of the world's largest bays. The...
pilgrimage_france_abbey_saint_remi
Royal Benedictine abbey
In the heart of the city of Reims, called the “city of the kings”, is the ancient abbey Saint Remi of Reims made of a museum and of a basilica listed by UNESCO in 1991 as a World Heritage site. The...
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360° panoramic view of the Alps
At 3777 meters above sea level, the Aiguille du Midi offers a majestic 360° view of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. From here one gets an unrestricted view of the Mont Blanc (4810m) as well as of the other summits...
pilgrimage_france_apparition_sites
PARIS / PONTMAIN / AURAY / LOURDES / PARAY LE MONIAL
The Virgin Mary has a long “tradition” of apparitions in France that are recognized by the Church. One of course knows of Lourdes where the Virgin Mary revealed her Immaculate Conception, but there are many others that are well worth the...
pilgrimage_france_nimes
Roman era archeological vestiges
Listed as a Historical Monument, the arenas of Nimes are a Roman amphitheater situated in the French town of Nimes in the Gard region, 1 hour from Marseille. This amphitheater is now called “the Arenas”. It dates from the 1st century...
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Roman vestiges
The arenas of Lutèce are part of the rare Gallo-Roman vestiges visible in Paris. When the Romans ruled in Lutèce (the name at the time of Paris) the arenas held more than 15,000 people. Built between the...
pilgrimage_france_arles
Town of World Heritage
Few towns can boast having as many UNESCO World Heritage sites and Historic Monuments. In the heart of Provence Arles is 1 hour from Marseille. It is one of the architectural treasures of the Roman world in France and a UNESCO...
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The hill of Fourvière dominates the city of Lyon, and has been since antiquity a unique place of prayer for the people of Lyon who call it “the hill that prays”. It is here, site of the martyrdom of Saint...
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The Good Mother who protects the sailors of Marseille
The basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde dominates the city of Marseille. It is dear to the hearts of all the people of Marseille. It is the “Good Mother” who watches over the city. Overlooking the port, it offers a splendid...
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Prayer for Paris and perpetual devotion to the Blessed Sacrament
Montmartre is the hill overlooking Paris, north of the river Seine. The name comes from Saint Denis, the first bishop of Paris. Tradition holds that he and his companions died here giving it its name, that is, of Montmartre, “the mount...
pilgrimage_france_Saint_Laurent_sur_Sevre
Apostle of the consecration to Mary
In the heart of the Vendée, 10 kms from Puy du Fou and one hour from Angers, Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre owes its renown as a “holy city of the Vendée” to Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort. Born...
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Martyrdom of Saint Saturnin
Situated in the heart of the city of Toulouse, the basilica Saint-Sernin of Toulouse is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site because it is a halt on one of the ways to Santiago de Compostela in France. Symbol...
pilgrimage_france_vezelay
Medieval town in the heart of Burgundy
Vézelay, a charming medieval town, situated in the heart of Burgundy, is 2 ½ hours from Paris and from Lyon. There are many signs of its medieval past with its historical town center on the side of the hill and its...
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Europe’s most beautiful lagoon
A natural site of exceptional beauty, the basin of Arcachon is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Situated 1 hour from Bordeaux and 5 ½ hours from Paris, in the heart of the forest of the Landes, this lagoon is...
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Paris from the water
Originally from Lyon, the "bateaux-mouches" were introduced in Paris in 1867 for the world's fair. They were used as a way of transportation between the different spots of the fair. In 1949, soon after the end of...
pilgrimage_france_Bec_Hellouin
Silence and unity
The Benedictine abbey is situated in Normandy, 2 hours from Paris. For your Catholic pilgrimage in France, come and discover the abbey of Saint-Wandrille ! The origins of the abbey go back to the 11th century. Most monasteries were founded by...
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AURAY / GOLFE DU MORBIHAN / PONTMAIN / MONT SAINT MICHEL / LISIEUX
Brittany, this beautiful region in western France, is rich in its traditionally Christian identity and in its well anchored faith. Four hours from Paris, and easily incorporated into a pilgrimage in Paris, this pilgrimage takes us first to discover the splendid...
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VEZELAY / CITEAUX / TAIZE / PARAY LE MONIAL / ARS
Several spiritual high places are hidden in the heart of this magnificent region known for its wine and its history. We will begin our pilgrimage at the beautiful Vezelay Basilica, a starting point on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. It...
pilgrimage_France_Cassis
Tormented beauty
The Calanques are situated near Marseille, along more than 20 kms of the Mediterranean coast between the village of Goudes (neighborhood in south-west Marseille) and the town of Cassis. The word “calanque” designates in the local dialect a valley cut...
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Dolmens and menhirs
The alignments of Carnac are situated in Brittany on the Morbihan Gulf , 4 hours from Paris and 2 ½ hours from Mont Saint Michel. These exceptional megalithic alignments of dolmens and menhirs cover more than 4 kilometers, in several sites. The alignments...
pilgrimage_france_Amiens
The largest gothic cathedral
The Cathedral of Notre Dame, 1 ½ hours from Paris and from Lille, in the heart of Picardy, is a magnificent Gothic structure that strikes one by the unity of its construction. It was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site...
pilgrimage_france_Chartres
High place for pilgrimage
One hour west of Paris, Chartres is known for its cathedral as well as for the annual pilgrimage at Pentecost when several thousand university students come together, walking more than 80 kms in 3 days. The Chartres Cathedral continues to be...
pilgrimage_france_Laon
A model for cathedrals
The Laon Cathedral is in northern France, less than one hour from Reims and 1 ¾ from Paris. One of the first cathedrals to be built in the Gothic style, it was the model for the construction of the cathedral of Chartres...
pilgrimage_france_paris
The most famous cathedral in France
The best known cathedral in France is in the historic heart of Paris, on the Ile de la Cité. It can't be missed for your pilgrimage to France. The project to build this splendid cathedral began in 1160. The bishop...
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The most famous cathedral in France
The best known cathedral in France is in the historic heart of Paris, on the island of Ile de la Cité. The project to build this splendid cathedral began in 1160. The bishop of Paris wanted for his diocese a new...
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Master-piece of Gothic art and the cradle of the of the coronation of kings
The Reims Cathedral is one of the first monuments to have been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. About 1 million people come here each year. Built between 1211 and 1516, it is one of the most beautiful examples...
pilgrimage_france_Strasbourg
One of the highest cathedrals in France
Strasbourg is in the east of France near the border with Germany. It has the second highest cathedral in France (146 meters high) and, along with the center of town, is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site since 1988...
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In the heart of the city listed by UNESCO
The Saint André Cathedral is in the historic center of Bordeaux, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Not only is it a cathedral but it is also carries the title of Primatial See (seat of the highest ranking bishop...
pilgrimage_france_Bourges
Jewel of Gothic art in France
Bourges is in the center of France, 2 ½ hours south of Paris. Its cathedral is a true treasure, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1992. The area surrounding it has special charm with its medieval half-timbered houses...
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Normandy architecture
Lisieux is a small town in the heart of Normandy, one hour east of Caen and south of Le Havre. The Saint Pierre Cathedral was built here in the 13th century, the first religious Gothic monument in the region. This cathedral...
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The stone tells us the story
Nevers is 2 hours north of Clermont-Ferrand and 2 ½ hours from Paris. Pilgrims come here from around the world. Saint Bernadette of Lourdes lived here in the convent of the Daughters of Charity for the last years of her life...
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Royal necropolis
In the northern suburb of Paris is hidden a jewel of French Christian royalty. This cathedral-basilica holds the tombs of the numerous kings of France and has the name of the patron saint of Paris: Saint Denis. Evangelized in the...
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In the heart of Old Lyon
The Cathedral Saint Jean is in the heart of Lyon, a city rich in historic heritage. A city of martyrs, such as Saint Blandina, it is also known as the Primatial of the Gauls. Founded in the 12th century Lyon hosted...
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Lace in white stone in the highest choir in the world
The Beauvais Cathedral, one hour north of Paris, strikes the eye by its whiteness and its grand architecture. Work began in 1225 with the bishop wanting to create a monument that would be the most majestic in Christianity. His ambition was...
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The largest cathedral in brick in the world
Saint Cecile Cathedral is in the center of Albi, a medieval town 1 hour from Toulouse. It is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site and is one of the most visited in France. For feast days the members of...
pilgrimage_france_saint_denis
In the northern suburb of Paris is hidden a jewel of French Christian royalty. This cathedral-basilica holds the tombs of the numerous kings of France and has the name of the patron saint of Paris: Saint Denis. Evangelized in the...
pilgrimage_france_prehistoric
Treasure for humanity
Discovered in 1994, the cave of Chauvet is, along with the cave of Lascaux, one of the treasures of prehistoric art. There are 420 paintings and embossed engravings of animals such as horses, bison, lions, rhinoceros and mammoths. The cave of...
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Versailles of prehistory
The cave of Lascaux is one of the most important Paleolithic caves, as much for the number as for the esthetic quality of the paintings. Situated in the Dordogne, 1 hour from the sanctuary of Rocamadour and 5 hours from Paris...
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French prestige
The name of a region in France, situated 140 kms east of Paris, Champagne is a bubbly wine, synonym of French prestige. In France it is the custom to drink Champagne to celebrate a joyful event, a success, an amorous occasion...
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The Miraculous Medal Chapel
The Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is situated on the street: rue du Bac, south of the river Seine in an area of Paris that has many religious communities. After several apparitions of both Saint Vincent de Paul...
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Jewel of Renaissance France
Between Orléans and Tours, east of Blois and 2 hours from Paris, the Chateau of Chambord is one of the most celebrated chateaus of the Loire. It is huge with 440 rooms and 365 chimneys. The construction of the chateau...
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French refinement
To the east of Tours and 2 ½ hours from Paris is the celebrated Chateau of Chenonceau with its splendid collection, its history and its exceptional architecture. What defines this Chateau is that it is not known for the sovereigns who built...
pilgrimage_france_chateau_fontaineblau
Royal and imperial residence
One hour south of Paris, the Chateau of Fontainebleau is the only royal and imperial residence to have been lived in continuously. For eight centuries the chateau was home to kings, queens, emperors and empresses who all contributed to the embellishment...
pilgrimage_france_chateau_versailles
Glory of the French monarchy
The Chateau of Versailles is the most famous and majestic of all French chateaus. Situated in Versailles in the Yvelines, south-west of Paris, the Chateau and its domain were built for the glory of the French monarchy. In 1623, Louis...
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Relics of Saint Genevieve
Situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Paris, right near the Pantheon, is the Church of Saint-Etienne (Saint Stephan) du Mont (mount). Saint Stephan was the first martyr and “the mount” refers to the mount Saint Genevieve on...
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Natural marvel of the Pyrenees
This circus was carved out by a glacier and was listed in 1997 by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. It is situated in the mountain chain of the Pyrenees, 50 kms from the Marian sanctuary of Lourdes. The natural site...
pilgrimage_france_bernardins
Meeting between Culture and Faith
The College of the Bernardins is one of the oldest buildings in Paris. Cistercian monks in the 13th century had the idea of building a center of university studies. The Dominicans and the Franciscans already had their places of study and...
pilgrimage_france_Taize
Joyful communion of Christians
The brothers of Taizé are an ecumenical community founded in 1949 by Roger Schutz, situated in Burgundy.The founder, Brother Roger, born in Switzerland, left his home country for France at the age of 25 years old. After receiving refugees during...
Pilgrimage_france_paris
The oldest royal palace in Paris
The Conciergerie is on the island, Ile de la Cité, in the 1st arrondissement (district). It is part of the palace of the Cité along with the Sainte Chapelle. From the 10th to the 14th centuries, the Conciergerie was the residence...
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With Saint Mary Madeleine
In the heart of Provence, between Aix-en-Provence and Toulon, 50 kms from Marseille, is the sanctuary of the Sainte-Baume. As of the first centuries, Christians, penitents, saints, kings and popes came to the grotto of the Sainte Baume...
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Oasis of peace in the heart of the city
The Monastic Fraternity of Jerusalem lives in the center of the city of Strasbourg, an area listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. Many tourists and pilgrims are drawn here. The Monastic Fraternity of Jerusalem is a community...
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Metallic jewel
The Eiffel Tower, situated in the center of Paris, in the Champs de Mars park, is the symbol of Paris. It was built for the 1889 World Fair. At first it was called the “300 meter tower” and then took the...
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LYON / ARLES / ORANGE / SAINTES MARIES DE LA MER
Starting in Lyon, the ancient capital of Gaul, this pilgrimage begins in the very beginnings of the Christian era in France (Gaul). Saint Irenaeus, disciple of Saint Polycarp who was himself a disciple of the Apostle Saint John, was the first...
pilgrimage_france_carcassonne
Carcassonne is an exceptionally well-preserved fortified city of rare beauty. Visitors can easily imagine the life at the time of its apogee. Situated in the south of France, near the Mediterranean Sea, Carcassonne is known worldwide and is listed by...
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History of privateers and ship owners
Saint Malo, a town with character in Brittany, is associated with the great maritime events of the 15th to 18th centuries, with its privateers and buccaneers. Situated on the coast of the English Channel it is 1 hour from Rennes and...
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Symbol of universal beauty
Bordeaux is the 6th largest city in France, situated in the south west, 6 hours from Paris and 2 ½ hours from Lourdes. Its port “de la Lune (moon)” and its historic center are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. Bordeaux...
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PARIS/VERSAILLES/PARIS
Paris, the capital of romanticism, is also a spiritual city with many holy sites. This pilgrimage tour will help you to discover the history of Christians who lived here from the beginning of Christianity, through the Middle Ages, to today: *The...
pilgrimage_france_marthe_robin
The 21st century mystic
Chateauneuf-de-Galaure is an agricultural village in the Hautes Alpes, 1 hour south of Lyon. Far from the large tourist sites and the beaches, this village continues to draw many pilgrims who come to the farm where Marthe Robin lived...
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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...
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The longest day
On June 6, 1944 tens of thousands of American, English, Canadian, Scots and French soldiers landed on the beaches of the Normandy coast to free France from the Nazi stronghold. Thousands of young soldiers died that first day in the name...
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Meet Saint Vincent de Paul
The Chapel of Saint Vincent de Paul, constructed to receive the reliquary of the saint, is situated south of the river Seine, in Paris. Saint Vincent de Paul was born in 1581 and kept throughout his life the concern for the...
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Witnesses of the service to the Churches of Asia and the Indian Ocean
The Foreign Missions of Paris is a community of secular missionary priests in Asia situated very near the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal and the celebrated “Bon Marché” department store. Born in the 17th century the Society of Foreign Missions is...
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Contemplation and solitude
Midway between Marseille and Nice, the Monastery of the Torrent de Vie is a community of sisters of the Monastic Family of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the Virgin and of Saint Bruno. This monastic family was born on November 1...
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Little sea of Brittany
A veritable inland sea, 20 kms long and 15 kms wide, with many islands and islets, the Morbihan Gulf is a high tourist site and seaside resort on the French coast. The name in Breton, regional language “Mor Bihan” means “little...
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Impressionist museum
The Orsay Museum, situated in the heart of Paris along the river Seine, has the distinctive feature of being the former train station of Orsay. This station was built for the 1900 World Fair. Lofty with its large glass windows and...
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The largest museum in the world
The Museum of the Louvre is one of the largest and most important in the world. One enters through the 20 foot high glass pyramid, built at the request of the president of France, François Mitterand who wanted it to...
pilgrimage_france_Montjoyer
Remembering Tibhirine
The trappist abbey of Aiguebelle is the same distance from Lyon, Marseille and Grenoble. There are about twenty monks here of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, also called Trappists. Bringing aide to the poor and welcoming those who...
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The mother of Cistercians
South of Dijon, 3 hours from Paris and 2 hours from Lyon, the Abbey of Citeaux is the mother-house of the Cistercian Order. There are about 35 brothers here, 30 to 90 years old. It all began in 1098 when...
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To live the Beatitudes
To the south of Orleans and 1 ½ hours from Paris, the domain of Burtin welcomes the Community of the Beatitudes. Situated in the Sologne region, the site offers a splendid natural setting where families and couples like to come to recharge...
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Capital of the Gauls
Lyon, 2nd city of France, is at the confluence of the Rhone and Saone rivers. It is a city of history and culture, and it has sumptuous archeological vestiges that are 2000 years old. It is listed by UNESCO as a...
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Christian fortress
The Palace of Popes, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, is situated in Avignon, in the south of France, 1 hour from Marseille and 2 ½ hours from Lyon. It was the European capital of culture in 2000. The construction...
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PARIS / MONT SAINT MICHEL / PARIS
To go to Paris and the Mont Saint Michel on the same trip is to discover one of the most beautiful cities of the world, and a medieval architectural treasure and French high spiritual site of rare unity, consecrated to Saint...
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Best leisure activity show in the world in 2012
Best leisure activity show in the world in 2012. The park of Puy du Fou, a park of historical shows, is 3 ½ hours from Paris, between Nantes and Poitiers. Its spectacular shows are world renown. Going to Puy du Fou is...
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Medieval sanctuary and town
Rocamadour is an extraordinary medieval town due to its atypical configuration on the flank of the cliff. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, it is situated 5 hours from Paris and 4 hours from Lyon. Rocamadour reveals its medieval...
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“Always standing in the heart of Canigou”
In the mountains near Perpignan and a 4 hour drive from Lourdes, is the beautiful Abbey of the Canigou to which come 35000 visitors each year. The site is exceptional and is worth going to; it has an incredible view of...
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Around Christ’s Crown of Thorns
The Sainte Chapelle (Holy Chapel) is on the island of the Ile de la Cité in the center of Paris. In the beginning of the 13th century during the Crusades, the Emperor Beaudouin II de Courtenay had such a huge need...
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Pilgrimage of the Gypsies
This sanctuary is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, and has since antiquity been called Our Lady of the Sea (Notre Dame de la Mer). It is here in 45/46 that the Christian Message was announced for the...
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PARIS / LISIEUX / MT ST MICHEL / VEZELAY / NEVERS / LYON / REIMS
The history of France is crisscrossed with great holy people who were influential through their total devotion to Christ. They honored the vocation of France as the “Eldest daughter of the Church”, a title that France has held since the conversion...
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MARSEILLE / STE BAUME / THORONET / COTIGNAC / CASSIS
Provence became the cradle of Christianity in France with the arrival in the 1st century of Saint Mary Magdalene and Saint Lazarus from the Holy Land. Provence has many sanctuaries and Christian traditions. This is also a historical region with sublime...
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Natural treasures
Situated in the department of Loire Atlantique, 45 minutes from Nantes and 4 hours from Paris, the salt marshes have brought wealth to the peninsula of Guérande. They extend over an area of 5000 acres. The present day technique of...
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Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Between Lyon and Bourges, about 4 hours from Paris, the sanctuary of Paray le Monial evokes the Heart of Jesus. In 971, the first stones of the present altar were used by the Benedictine monks of Cluny. In 1671, Marguerite Alacoque...
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Guardians of the treasure of Saint Foy
Conques is a charming village between Toulouse and Clermont-Ferrand. Here is the Abbey of Saint Foy, a stop in France on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The abbey was founded in the 8th century by a hermit. With the...
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Our Lady of Sacred Heart
Situated 250 kms south of Paris, the sanctuary of Issoudun is consecrated to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The missionary intuition of Father Chevalier is the origin this sanctuary in the 19th century. After being assistant pastor in...
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Royal grace
Cotignac, between Cannes and Marseille, smells of sun, lavender and the Mediterranean. A small village, typical of the Provence region, Cotignac is marked by the apparitions of the Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus as well as by that of Saint...
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Deliverance of souls from purgatory
Administered by the community of Saint Martin since 2001, the sanctuary of Our Lady of Montligeon in France, situated 160 kms from Paris is the sanctuary of prayer for the dead. Pilgrims have been coming here for over a century from...
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For happiness in families
Ile Bouchard, less than one hour from Tours and 2 ½ hours from Paris, is a recent shrine of France, where the Virgin appeared, apparitions recognized by the Church. In 1947, Jacqueline Aubry, 12 years old, Jeanne her sister, 7 years old...
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Nearer to Heaven, to Mary and turned towards Saint James the Major
Puy-en-Velay, 1 ½ hours south-west of Lyon, is a reputed place of Catholic pilgrimage since the Middle Ages. The Cathedral of Le Puy-en-Velay, consecrated to Mary, is a starting point on the way to Santiago de Compostela...
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God will answer your prayer very soon
Pontmain is in the Mayenne, an hour from Rennes, at the border of Normandy and Brittany. This little village is host to a large basilica built after the apparition of the Virgin Mary which was recognized by the Church in 1872...
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Hope as solid as the rock
Halfway between Limoges and Toulouse, Rocamadour is an exceptional medieval town that has not lost any of its charm. Built on the side of the valley wall, the chateau, the sanctuary and the village form the three levels of the town...
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La Salette, an invitation to the joy of a world reconciled with God
Situated at an elevation of 1800 meters in the Hautes-Alpes south of Grenoble, the sanctuary of la Salette is the most visited one after Lourdes. All began on September 19, 1846 when the Virgin Mary appeared to two children. Maximin...
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Sanctuary of Mercy
Midway between Grenoble and Nice, in the mountains, the sanctuary of Laus-Gap is dedicated to Our Lady ever since the apparitions of the Virgin to Benoîte Rencurel. Born in 1647 she saw the Virgin for the first time when...
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Courage, trust and calm
iPellevoisin is a small town between Chateauroux and Tours in the diocese of Bourges, about 3 hours from Paris. The Virgin Mary appeared to Estelle Faguette 15 times between February and December 1876 after she wrote her a letter asking for...
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Apparitions of Saint Anne
Auray is a town in southern Brittany known for its traditional fishing port and the marvelous beauty of the Morbihan Gulf. But it is mostly known for its sanctuary dedicated to Saint Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary whose apparitions have...
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“I will not live one instant that I do not spend in loving.”
Nevers is a town half way between Lyon and Paris. After the apparitions in Lourdes, Bernadette wished to join the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity, the Mother House being in Nevers (about 600 kilometers from her home town). She entered...
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“I will spend my Heaven doing good things on Earth.”
Lisieux, a town in Normandy 2 hours from Paris that is world renown thanks to Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, doctor of the Church. It is one of the best known pilgrimage places in France. Saint Therese of the Child...
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Patron saint of all priests
Ars is a village situated 1 hour from Lyon and transformed by the presence of Father Jean-Marie Vianney, commonly known as the Saint Curé of Ars. From the time of his arrival he had a lot to do! Poverty, alcoholism...
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Apparition of the Archangel Saint Michel
The Mont Saint Michel is a charming village with stone houses and narrow streets, built on a rock off the coast of Normandy and is surrounded by one of the world’s largest bays. The village and the bay are listed...
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Daughter of light
The Mont Sainte-Odile is a major pilgrimage site in Alsace. Situated one hour from Strasbourg, the mount rises to 764 meters above sea level. The monastery created by Saint Odile in the Middle Ages dominates the mount and overlooks the...
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Rock of Mercy, since Marie-Magdalene
In the heart of Provence, between Aix-en-Provence and Toulon, 50 kms from Marseille, is the sanctuary of the Sainte-Baume, is one of the most ancient sanctuaries of France. As of the first centuries, Christians, penitents, saints, kings and...
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With the parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux, Zélie and Louis Martin
Alençon, a small town in Normandy, 2 hours west of Paris and the Mont Saint Michel, is where Saint Therese grew up, from her small childhood to when the family moved to Lisieux. This sanctuary is a return to this...
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Old Episcopal seat
The capital of the black Perigord, Sarlat, is a medieval town and Episcopal seat for several centuries. It is a major tourist site in France, situated 5 hours from Paris, 1 hour from the Marian sanctuary of Rocamadour and 3 ½ hours...
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Spiritual healing, physical healing
Lourdes, doorway to the Pyrenees mountains, has gone from a little country village to the second most visited town in France after Paris. The story begins with a young girl, Bernadette, who was born in 1844. In spite of a very...
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One of the most beautiful theaters in Roman antiquity
Situated in the Rhone valley, 115 kms from Marseille, Orange was a place of choice for the Roman Empire, at crossroads to the north and to Spain or Italy. The town still has its antique theater from the Roman period, one...
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The pink city
The 4th city in France, situated 2 hours from Lourdes, Toulouse, a city of rich history, is called the pink city because of the red brick widely used for its construction. The city center is full of important tourist sites: the...
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Charm and french know-how
Known worldwide, the vineyards of Bordeaux combine natural beauty of a region, the charm of reputed chateaus and the producers’ ability to make the great wines of the world. All the names of the villages resonate as good bottles of wine...
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Historic and mysterious
Situated in Auvergne, region in the center of France, 4 hours to the south of Paris, the volcano of Auvergne are majestic and ancient. They make up a magnificent natural site, unique in France and are a source of true enchantment...
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LOURDES
After an easy trip from Paris, Lyon or Madrid, we will take you for 4 days in the sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. Four days to be in the good...