Day 1 Mauritius - Paris
This pilgrimage to France will reveal millennia of sacred and secular history. It is also to discover the diversity of the Christians, the richness of the rites and traditions that we invite you during this pilgrimage in. Highlights: Discovery of the main holy places, Castles of the Loire, Paris the Capital.
Departure from Mauritius at 8:20 pm on flight TK 161 to Istanbul.
Arrived in Istanbul at 04:55 on Wednesday, August 15th.
Connection on flight TK 1825 for Paris.
Day 2 Paris (20 km)
Arrival at Paris airport around 15:25. Meet with your coach and local guide. Panoramic guided tour: the Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Concorde, the Opera, the Latin Quarter ... Cruise on a riverboat to admire Paris from its royal route: the Seine.
Accommodation 3 * Periphery Paris.
Day 3 Paris (20 km)
Breakfast. Meeting with your coach and local guide half day.
Guided tour of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Possiblity of Mass), then of the Ile de la Cité with Notre Dame Cathedral.
Free lunch. Free discovery of the district of Montmartre and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Free time.
Return to the hotel.
Day 4 Paris - Lisieux - Tours (90 km)
Breakfast. Meeting with your coach available throughout the stay
Road to Lisieux. Free visit of the Basilica dedicated to St. Therese consecrated in 1954. Its walls and those of the crypt are covered with mosaics that reflect the message of St. Teresa based on the infinite love of God.
Free lunch. Departure to Tours
Accommodation in 2/3 * hotels in Tours region.
Day 5 Tours and the castles of Chenonceau and Villandry (90 km)
Guided tour in a small train of Tours, with its old quarters with half-timbered houses, Place Plumereau, the medieval streets with many craft shops, the via Turonensis, one of the four paths of France pilgrimage of St. Jacques
Free visit of the castle of Chenonceau, place of residence of the women of the Court. With its gallery spanning the Cher and its French gardens, it represents one of the finest masterpieces of the Renaissance. Then discover the famous gardens of the castle Villandry composed of vegetables forming a decorative kitchen garden that encloses one of the last great castles built on the banks of the Loire in the Renaissance.
Return to the hotel.
Day 6 Tours - Limoges - Rocamadour (370 km)
Departure to Limoges, visit the Manufacture Bernardaud (weekdays), to discover the incomparable expertise of Limoges in the field of porcelain. Free lunch.
Road to Rocamadour. Guided tour of Rocamadour: starting from l'Hospitalet, you walk down the Sainte route, cross the medieval city before taking the pilgrims' grand staircase and finally discovering the sanctuaries and the Black Madonna.
Accommodation in 2/3 * hotels in Rocamadour region.
Day 7 Rocamadour - Toulouse - Lourdes (340 km)
Road to Toulouse. Panoramic guided tour of the pink city with the Capitol Square, the Grands Boulevards, Saint Sernin, the Assézat Hotel, the Canal du Midi and the Saint-Etienne Cathedral.
Visit of the Saint-Sernin Basilica of Toulouse. (Possibility of mass). Free time. Departure to Lourdes.
Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Lourdes near the sanctuary.
Day 8 Lourdes and the Sanctuaries
Guided tour of the Marian city of Lourdes with Bernadette's apparitions cave, the sanctuaries. Lourdes is the third most popular Catholic pilgrimage site after the Vatican and Guadalupe in Mexico City. Lunch and afternoon free.
Having dinner. In the evening torchlight Marian procession, departure from the Cave of the Apparitions.
Accommodation in Lourdes.
Day 9 Lourdes - Nîmes and the Pont du Gard - Avignon (530 km)
Departure for Nîmes.
Free lunch. Panoramic tour of Nîmes: the arena, the square house, the Magne Tower, the Gardens of the Fountain ... Continuation to Avignon with a passage to the Pont du Gard, classified World Heritage of Humanity, which led the spring waters of Uzès in Nîmes.
Accommodation in 2/3 * hotels in Avignon area.
Day 10 Avignon - Lyon (230 km)
Guided walk in the old town marked by its pontifical past and symbolized by the imposing Palace of the Popes. Departure to Lyon.
Free lunch en route. Guided tour of the ancient capital of Gaul. Discovery of the hill and the Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourviere, the peninsula, the old Lyon and its inner courtyards, galleries and traboules.
Accommodation in 2/3 * hotels in Lyon region.
Day 11 Lyon - Nevers - Chartres (505 km)
Departure to Nevers
Free lunch en route.
Visit of the shrine which houses the body of Bernadette Soubirous in one of the chapels of the Espace Bernadette Soubirous-Nevers. The eldest daughter of a miller's family whom the arrival of the steamer thrown into extreme poverty, Bernadette Soubirous is known because the Virgin Mary appeared to her 18 times in the year 1858.
Departure to Chartres
Accommodation in a 3 * periphery Chartres.
Day 12 Paris
Breakfast. Transfer to Paris airport.
Free evening in Paris.
Night in Paris.
Day 13 Paris
Transfer to Paris airport for the return flight
- Return flight tickets Mauritius - Paris (via Istanbul) in economy class on TURKISH AIRLINES
- Accommodation in half-double according to the program
- Tourist tax
- 10 days in ½ board (menu 03 dishes or buffet - excluding drinks)
- Transportation for the duration of the tour by local bus
- Paris airport transfer - Paris hotel and Pano Tour (3h) day 1 (Maximum 10 hours / day with a change of driver to provide day 6 or day 7 French drivers not entitled to drive more than 7 days in a row)
- Guided tours: Paris (2x3h), Rocamadour (1h), Toulouse (1h30), Lourdes (1h30), Avignon (1h30), Lyon (2h)
- Entries: Chenonceau castle, Villandry gardens, Bernardaud factory, St Sernin basilica, Bernadette Soubirous area
- Cruise on a ''fly boat'' (1h)
- Train tour in the region of Tours
- An accompanying priest
- An accompanist from our agency
- Your Travel book
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Snacks and drinks (soft drinks / wine / hot drinks / mineral water) throughout the tour other than those mentioned
- Out of the details written below in the Important notes section
- Any services not mentioned in the includes
Registration deadline : 30th April 2018