Travel into the footsteps of Saint Bernadette of Lourdes and uncover the famous places where she saw the apparitions in this 2-day tour departing from Paris. You can even bathe in the miraculous baths if you wish so.
DAY 1:Meeting and assistance by our Office at Paris Montparnasse StationRound trip TGV TRAIN TICKET PARIS/LOURDES/PARIS in 2ND class (Bullet Train) 5 hours each wayDepart Paris @06.52 am arrive Lourdes @11.33 amMeeting and assistance at LOURDES TRAIN STATIONTransfer to your 3 STAR hotelLunch at the hotelAfternoon: 3 hour guided walking tour with the places associated with SAINT: The Bolly Mill she was born, the Cochot where she received her first Holy communion, the Parish she was baptized, the Grotto of the Apparitions, Basilica in her honor........The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes: This sanctuary is a destination for pilgrimage; sick pilgrims are reputed to be miraculously healed by Lourdes spring waters. The Domain includes the Grotto itself, the nearby taps which dispense the Lourdes water, and the offices of the Lourdes Medical Bureau, as well as several churches and basilicas. It comprises an area of 51 hectares and includes 22 separate places of worship.Dinner and overnight at hotelEvening Torchlight Procession of the Rosary: As early as 18th February 1858, the day of the third Apparition, one of the two people accompanying Bernadette carried a candle. After this, Bernadette herself always came with a candle. The iconic Lourdes Torchlight Procession was introduced in Lourdes in 1863. Now, every day at 9 p.m. pilgrims from all over the world carry a candle to the place of the apparitions. During the Procession, and depending on the day, the pilgrims recite the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful or Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. The procession always takes place regardless of the weather.About St Bernadette of Lourdes:Saint Bernadette of Lourdes was the firstborn daughter of a miller from Lourdes and came to be venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. She has become best known for the 18 Marian apparitions of a "young lady" who asked for a chapel to be built at the nearby cave-grotto at Massabielle where apparitions are said to have occurred between 11 February and 16 July 1858. She would later receive recognition when the lady who appeared to her identified herself as the Immaculate Conception. DAY 2: Buffet breakfast @hotelOptional Mass at the GrottoFree time for prayers and contemplationOptional opportunity for the sick to take part in the MIRACULOUS BATHSLunch @hotel or Lunch box for the train01:30 pm Transfer to LOURDES TRAIN STATION02:18 pm Train to PARIS07:08 pm Arrive to Paris Montparnasse Station End of tour.