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Lourdes, Chateaux Country, and the French Riviera

Paris | Chambord | Blois | Lourdes | Carcassonne | Cannes | Nice

>> Experience the grandeur of Paris, then on to the world’s most beloved Marian Shrine of Lourdes, and finally enjoy a few days of rest along the French Riviera.


  • Round trip air transportation from major airport near your parish
  • Superior tourist class hotel accommodations double occupancy with bath or shower (single supplement extra)
  • Breakfast daily, most group dinners, with wine and beer, as indicated in Itinerary (B, D)
  • Special events, entertainment, and comprehensive sightseeing programs as indicated in itinerary
  • Transportation by private deluxe motor coach Tour escort and local guides
  • Hotel Service Charges and Taxes
  • US airport taxes, fuel surcharges included** **subject to change in the rare occasion that government/airline fees and fuel costs increase drastically

“This pilgrimage was a very special time I got to spend with my mother. We got closer to our heritage and to our faith. The historic sites and the daily Masses were the highlights of our tour, along with our visit with our family after the pilgrimage was done. Thanks again for your help to make that possible”

– Sylvia Grezak

Day 1 | USA – Paris
Depart the USA on your transatlantic flight where dinner and breakfast will be served.

Day 2 | Paris
Upon arrival in Paris, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. You are in one of the greatest cities in the world. Remainder of the day is free to relax. Dinner and overnight in Paris. (D)

Day 3 | Paris
After breakfast we will see many famous landmarks including the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs–Élysées, and Place de la Concorde – one of the most beautiful squares in the world, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and Palais du Louvre. Visit Rue du Bac for Holy Mass in the Chapel where Our Lady appeared to St. Catherine Laboure. Dinner and overnight in Paris. (B, D)

Day 4 | Paris – Chambord – Blois
After breakfast we leave Paris and continue our tour toward the city of Blois. We travel through the Loire Valley, the magnificent Chateaux Country. We will visit one of the most beautiful castles – Chateaux Chambord. Dinner and overnight in Blois. (B, D)

Day 5 | Blois – Lourdes
Today we travel through Bordeaux country to Lourdes, one of the Great Pilgrimage Shrines of the World, where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette in 1858. In the evening, we will attend the candlelight procession in Lourdes. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes. (B, D)

Day 6 | Lourdes
After breakfast, a walking tour of places associated with the life of St. Bernadette, including the Grotto of Massabielle. This is the site upon which a beautiful lady proclaimed to Bernadette that she was the Immaculate Conception. We will also see the Cachot (formerly a jail) where Bernadette lived. The basilica of St. Pius X, considered the World’s largest underground church, will also be part of the tour. There will be time in the afternoon for meditation and prayer, including an opportunity to bathe and take the miraculous water of Lourdes. Again, in the evening, we will participate in the Blessed Sacrament procession and candlelight procession. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes. (B, D)

Day 7 | Lourdes – Carcassonne – Cannes
After we celebrate Holy Mass in the Grotto, we will depart for Cannes. On the way we will stop in the beautiful town of Carcassonne where La Cite, a preserved medieval walled town, lies high above the river. Dinner and overnight in Cannes. (B, D)

Day 8 | Cannes
Today is a day of leisure. Relax on the charming French Riviera. A day trip to the beautiful Monte Carlo in the small principality of Monaco is something you may want to do. Dinner and overnight in Cannes. (B, D)

Day 9 | Cannes
Another day of leisure in Cannes. Relax, shop, or take a day trip to Monte Carlo. Dinner and overnight in Cannes. (B, D)

Day 10 | Cannes – Nice – USA
After breakfast we leave for the airport in Nice to depart of the United States. (B)

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