Paris: Breakfast at hotel. Visit important sites of the city of Paris (Notre Dame, Rue de Bac, Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower).
Paris – Versailles – Lisieux – Paris : Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Palace of Versailles. Arrival in Lisieux where we will visit the Basilica and the crypt of St. Therese, Therese Martin Museum, the Carmelite Convent, the Cathedral of St. Peter and Les Buissonnets (the birthplace of St. Theresa). Return to Paris for dinner and overnight lodging.
Paris – Chartres – Orleans : Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Cathedral of Chartres and "Voile de la Vierge" (Veil of the Virgin); departure to Orleans to visit Maison Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc's house) and La Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans (instead Joan of Arc visited immediately after the Battle of Orleans to give thanks to God for the victory against the English). Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Orleans – Gare de Nevers – Paray-le-Monial : Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Nevers, en route visit to the Benedictine monastery in St-Benoit-sur-Loire founded about 630 and place where the remains of St. Benedict. In Nevers visit the Convent of Sainte-Bernadette Soubirous. Departure to Paray-le-Monial will visit the Chapel of the Apparitions where rests St. Margaret Mary, the Chapel of the Colombiere containing the relics of St. Claude de la Colombiere, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart where John Paul II gold pilgrim 1986 and the Chapel of Our Lady of Romay ancient pilgrimage site of Maria. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Paray-le-Monial – Lyon – Avignon – Marseille : Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Lyon where we will visit the Cathedral of Lyon (founded by St. Irenaeus). Continue to Avignon where we will visit the Papal Palace (Palais de Papes), Avignon Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Doms d'Avignon) and the Chapel of the Penitents Gris. Continue to Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume in Marseille. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight lodging.
Marseille : Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Cathedral of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte Baume and grotto of Santa Magdalena. Then exit Saint-Maxim-la Sainte Baume to Cotignac will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace. Then visit the Abbey of Thoronet. Return to Saint-Maxim-la Sainte Baume dinner and overnight lodging.
Marseille – Toulouse – Lourdes : Breakfast at hotel. Morning in Marseille, then departure to Lourdes. At Lourdes, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight lodging.
Days 8 and 9
Lourdes: Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the city. Dinner and overnight lodging.
Lourdes – Toulouse – Return home : Departure to Toulouse where we take our flight back home. End of our journey.
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