Beginning in September 2020, travelers will have the opportunity to book guided tour operator Collette’s new “Shrines of France” tour. From Paris to Lourdes, the 11-day spiritual tour will introduce guests to some of France’s most sacred sites.
Highlights from the itinerary include:
Guests will visit the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, the site where the Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Catherine Laboure, and Notre Dame Cathedral before continuing a panoramic tour of the city. Guests will see famous sights including Les Invalides, the Paris Opera House, the Louvre, and Concorde Square. Additionally, guests can enjoy a sightseeing cruise along the Seine River, an alternate approach to viewing the “City of Light.”
Chartres – Nevers
Guests will journey to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, a Gothic cathedral believed to be the home of the Virgin Mary’s veil. After visiting the cathedral, guests will learn the artistry of church windows at the International Stained Glass Center, providing insight into the techniques used for age-old cathedrals and contemporary buildings. Guests will then travel to Nevers, the final resting place of St. Bernadette.
Paray-le-Monial - Lyon
Guests will travel to Paray-le-Monial, a commune where St. Margaret Mary Alacoque received messages from Jesus Christ, and visit the Chapel of the Visitation where Jesus exposed His Sacred Heart to St. Margaret. By night, guests can enjoy dinner at a bouchon in Lyon – a local restaurant that highlights France’s traditional cuisine.
For more information, visit www.gocollette.com.