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France & Belgium Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director: Fr. That Son

Group Leader: Jackie Nguyen

September 18 - 30, 2022

France & Belgium Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director: Fr. That Son

Group Leader: Jackie Nguyen

September 18 - 30, 2022

Lourdes (St. Bernadette) · Toulouse · Rocamadour · Paray Le Monial · Nevers (St. Bernadette) · Chartres · Lisieux (St. Therese the Little Flower) · Mont Saint Michel · Paris · Bruges · Ghent · Brussels · Bois Seigneux

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Lourdes (St. Bernadette) · Toulouse · Rocamadour · Paray Le Monial · Nevers (St. Bernadette) · Chartres · Lisieux (St. Therese the Little Flower) · Mont Saint Michel · Paris · Bruges · Ghent · Brussels · Bois Seigneux · Tremelo · Banneaux


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Your trip includes

Accommodations:
hotel
Grand Hotel Gallia
Lourdes
hotel
Hotel Beau Site
Rocamadour
hotel
Hotel Troies Pigeons
Paray Le Monial
hotel
Hotel Mercure
Nevers
hotel
Grand Hotel de l'Esperance
Lisieux
hotel
Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
Paris
hotel
Hotel Acacia
Bruges
hotel
Hotel Harmon House
Brussels
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  • Lunches, Tips to your guide & driver.
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Itinerary

Day 1, Sun, Sep 18: Depart for Lourdes

Make your way to your local airport, where you will board your overnight flight(s). Meals will be served on board.

Day 2, Mon, Sep 19: Arrive, Lourdes

Upon arriving at Pau or Toulouse airport, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrival hall, where you be greeted by your tour guide and/-or driver. Embark on the scenic drive to Lourdes. Check-in to your hotel, and then relax or explore before dinner. Following dinner, you will have free time to pray the Rosary and to attend the candlelight procession. These processions are lit by candlelight and guided by the Most Holy Rosary. Following this prayerful experience, you will return to your hotel.

Day 3, Tue, Sep 20: Lourdes

During your time in Lourdes, you will pray and meditate in a site of Our Lady's apparitions. Our Lady first appeared to Bernadette in 1858 and announced herself as "The Immaculate Conception" near the Grotto of Massabielle. During the first two apparitions, little Bernadette prayed the Rosary with Our Lady. She left without exchanging any words. During the following apparitions, Our Lady emphasized God's love for us, penance, and the necessity of performing acts of penance for sinners. Throughout your time in Lourdes, you will have the opportunity to attend Mass at the Grotto. The Grotto is where Our Lady appeared to Bernadette; watch a video presentation that explains in detail the story of Lourdes; drink water from the miraculous spring that has healed many or collect water from in the healing baths. You will have the opportunity to experience Christ's unconditional love as you meditate upon the "life-size" Stations of the Cross that overlook the Grotto of Massabielle. You will walk in and meditate upon the footsteps of St. Bernadette. Your group will have the opportunity to see Boly Mill, the birthplace of St. Bernadette, and the "Cachot," an abandoned prison where Bernadette's impoverished family lived. Each evening following dinner, you will have an opportunity to attend the candlelight procession and the Rosary before a restful overnight.

Day 4, Wed, Sep 21: Lourdes - Toulouse - Rocamadour

This morning, you will awaken feeling well-rested! Following breakfast, transfer to Toulouse. This southern French city was once a Roman colony and is home to numerous religious and historical treasures. While here, you will have the opportunity to view many of these rare artifacts, such as twenty historical pipe organs and the burial place of St. Thomas Aquinas at the St. Sernin Basilica. One of the finest Romanesque churches in France, its exterior is constructed of red brick, with white stone as a decorative accent. Following your visit to this magnificent church, continue north to Rocamadour, a town situated atop a rocky mountain. Upon arrival in Rocamadour, you will enjoy a delicious meal and a restful overnight.

Day 5, Thu, Sep 22: Rocamadour - Paray Le Monial

This morning you will awaken in the town overlooking the Alzou Valley and was the home to early Christian hermit, Zaccheus of Jericho. Zaccheus conversed with Jesus himself and was the husband of St. Veronica, the woman who wiped the face of Jesus as He climbed to Calvary. During your time at this sacred destination, you will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Rocamadour, a place of miraculous conversion. Consisting of numerous religious structures and chapels centered on a statue of the Virgin Mary and the tomb of Zaccheus. After you visit this place of miraculous healing, your journey will continue to Paray Le Monial for dinner and overnight.

Day 6, Fri, Sep 23: Paray Le Monial - Nevers

You will begin your day with breakfast. Following Mass with some free time for prayer and reflection, we visit the Chapel of the Visitation. Here is where Jesus exposed His Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in the seventeenth century. The apparitions allowed St. Margaret to rest herself upon Jesus' Sacred Heart, which allowed her to experience the unconditional love for humanity. During your visit to this Holy place, you will have the opportunity to view relics of the beloved Saint, located beneath a wax figure of her image. After free time for lunch in Paray Le Monial, we will drive to Nevers via the picturesque Loire Valley. Nevers is the site where St. Bernadette lived for twelve years as a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Nevers. The Saint suffered from several illnesses such as asthma, tuberculosis of the lungs, and a tubercular tumor in her right knee. For this, St. Bernadette received "The Last Sacraments" three times and eventually passed away in 1879, at the age of thirty-five. End the day with a visit to the Convent of Saint Gildard. Enjoy a delicious meal before retiring for the evening.

Day 7, Sat, Sep 24: Nevers - Charters - Lisieux

Upon waking up in Nevers, enjoy breakfast and Mass. Following Mass, you will depart for Chartres. Upon arrival, you will have free time for lunch in the quaint town. This afternoon visit the massive Cathedral Notre Dame, known worldwide for the incredible stained-glass windows created in the twelfth and thirteenth century. A World Heritage site called the Cathedral "the high point of French Gothic art" and a "masterpiece" by UNESCO. Continue to Lisieux for dinner and overnight.

Day 8, Sun, Sep 25: Lisieux - Le Mont Saint Michel - Paris

This morning you will transfer to visit Mont St. Michel, where the Monastery of Le Mont St. Michel, also known as "The Wonder of the Western World" is located. Its name given the monastery is surrounded by a magnificent bay, which has one of the greatest tidal ranges in Europe, resulting in a breathtaking view. In 709 Michael, the Archangel, requested that Aubert, Bishop of Avranches, built and consecrate this monastery. Since the ninth century, the Abbey has been home to a monastic community to ensure the continuation of a spiritual presence. For centuries, it has been a pilgrimage site for those seeking Eternal Life with God. You will then continue to Paris, City of Light for dinner and overnight.

Day 9, Mon, Sep 26: Paris

Today, you will enjoy a full sightseeing tour of Paris. After breakfast, you will visit and celebrate Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, where you will view the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure. The Saint's guardian angel led her to the chapel, where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her. During apparitions, Our Lady repeatedly instructed the making and purpose of the Miraculous Medal, as well as the green scapular. According to the Blessed Virgin Mary, those who wear the Miraculous Medal and scapular will receive special protection and abundant graces. Following your prayerful and reflective experience at this elegant chapel, you will begin your sightseeing tour of Paris. After Mass, we will walk to Saint Vicent de Paul Church. Then we are off to visit Sainte Chapelle, the world's largest collection of original stained glass windows and marvel at the 13th century Gothic architecture. Sainte Chapelle was an architectural and aesthetic marvel of its day and at one time the most important and holy place in the whole world. Built during the second half of the 13th century by Louis IX, Saint Chapelle is a place of extraordinary religious symbolism. Residing within the Palais de la Cite itself, this chapel is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture; the roof appears to be supported by stained glass so that this magical space feels like the inside of a jewel. Continue with our panoramic sightseeing tour, via motor coach, for your to view the most recognizable symbol of the city of Paris, the Eiffel Tower. Historically, the Tower's original intent was to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution, but, later assisted in advancements in meteorology, telegraphy during World War I, radio, and television. Pass by Invalides, the L'Arch de Triomphe, a monument that symbolizes gratitude for those who fought for France. This monument stands at the West end of the Champ Elysees, one of the world's most famous boulevards and another one of our stops on the sightseeing tour. We will make a stop at La Madeleine, with the statue of Mary Magdalene carried to heaven by angels. Due to the tragic fire at Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15, 2019, Pilgrims will not be able to enter the Cathedral for the near future. Pilgrims will still have the opportunity to view the Cathedral from outside, and we expect the sacred relics to be on display in a nearby church or museum. Then continue and pass by the Opera and the ever famous, Louvre Museum.* This Museum is one of the finest in the world and contains a number of pieces that truly emanate not only French art, but also, European culture. After visit the Louvre museum, your fun-filled, busy day ends with a lovely meal and a very comfortable overnight.

Day 10, Tue, Sep 27: Paris - Bruges

Today following breakfast leave Paris for Bruges, an important center for European trade. Upon arrival we will visit the Church of Our Lady for Mass, you will inevitably notice the preserved culture of the Middle Ages that is still present. While at the Church, you will have the opportunity to view the magnificent marble statue, Madonna and her Child sculpted by Michelangelo. Next, we visit the Holy Saviors Cathedral, Bruges Cathedral. Continue with a visit to the Basilica of the Holy Blood. Most interestingly, this Basilica also holds a venerated relic of Jesus Christ that was collected by Joseph of Arimathea and brought from Jerusalem. Modeled on the Church of the Holy Suplechre, it has a replica of the Christ's tomb. This afternoon you will have free time to enjoy lunch and a leisurely stroll in this enchanting city. Return to your hotel on time to enjoy a delicious meal and a restful overnight.

Day 11, Wed, Sep 28: Bruges - Ghent - Brussels

After breakfast we have a city tour (with English-speaking local guide) to include the historic centre that was added to the Unesco's World Heritage List. See our Lady's Church (outside only due to restoration) and explore the Market Square and the Town Hall Square. Depart to Ghent where we'll have a panoramic tour (with English-speaking local guide) including the Saint Bavo Cathedral with the Ghent Altarpiece, the belfry, the Gravensteen castle, and the splendid architecture along the old Graslei harbour. On to Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the capital of the European Union (EU). It is also the largest urban area in Belgium, comprising 19 municipalities, including the municipality of the City of Brussels. On arrival, we visit (with English-speaking local guide) the world renowned Grand Place, the main attraction in the city centre and the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other landmarks in the centre include the St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral, the Royal Palace and the Palace of Justice. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Day 12, Thu, Sep 29: Brussels - Bois Signeur Isaac - Tremelo - Banneaux - Brussels

This morning we will visit the in the tiny village of Bois Signeur Isaac where, in 1405 Our Lord appeared to John of Huldenberg He showed himself covered with His wounds. He appeared to John twice and then on a third time He spoke ordering John "Go into the Chapel of Isaac, you will find Me there." At the same time, the parish priest, Peter Ost, heard a voice instructing him to offer the Mass of the Holy Cross in the Chapel of Isaac. The priest knew nothing of John's visions at this time. The following day the pastor summoned all the faithful to assist at Mass at the Chapel of Isaac. As the priest began to celebrate Mass he noticed that the host was actually bleeding, and was thoroughly mystified. John Huldenberg, who was present at the Mass, assured the priest that he should not be alarmed. John then revealed his visions to the priest to reassure him that this was all in God's plan. The Host bled on the corporal for almost a week, until the entire corporal was soaked in blood. Then it slowly began to dry up and coagulate. After investigation the Bishop allowed the corporal to be venerated as a relic and established a solemn procession in honor of the miracle, along with public exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Next we will visit Tremelo and then head to Banneaux here Our Lady appeared in 1933 to a young girl named Mariette Beco, telling her, to build a chapel near a miraculous spring. Overnight and farewell dinner in Brussels.

Day 13, Fri, Sep 30: Return Home

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, your group will leave by motor-coach and transfer to the Brussels Airport for return flight(s) home.

*206 Tours Disclaimer:
Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited.


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*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (Round-Trip) Upon Request

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

About your trip

  • Lourdes (St. Bernadette)
  • Toulouse
  • Rocamadour
  • Paray Le Monial
  • Nevers (St. Bernadette)
  • Chartres
  • Lisieux (St. Therese the Little Flower)
  • Mont Saint Michel
  • Paris
  • Bruges
  • Ghent
  • Brussels
  • Bois Seigneux
  • Tremelo
  • Banneaux
About Lourdes

She came for you and for everyone of us! 6 million pilgrims come to Lourdes each year and 10,000 visit this site daily. At the foot of the Pyrenees mountains in southwestern France, nestled between the spectacular mountain river, Gave de Pau, is Lourdes, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the World. Lourdes is the birthplace of St Bernadette to whom Our Lady appeared in 1858 near the Grotto of Massabielle. Our pilgrimage and tour of Lourdes includes visits to the sanctuary and the Basilica of St Pius X, the world's largest underground Church. Drink from the spring that the Virgin directed Bernadette to locate at the base of the Grotto, which has flowed uninterrupted since 1858. Wash yourself in the baths where hundreds of miraculous cures have taken place. Contemplate Christ's Passion as you pray the unique three-dimensional Stations of the Cross. Attend the blessing of the sick, and participate in nightly candlelight processions requested by Our Lady. Daily Mass, and Mass at the Grotto on Sunday will be followed by a video presentation telling the miraculous story of Lourdes. Visit Lourdes and experience a spiritual journey from which many have claimed healing and conversion.

About Lisieux & Paris

Visit town of Lisieux, the home of St Therese whom Pope Pius X called "the greatest saint of modern times" Visit Paris and all its wonderful sights like Notre Dame Cathedral and Sacre Coeur, see the sights as the Eiffel Tower, L'Arc de Triomphe, and drive through the Champs Elysees. Mass at Shrine of the Miraculous Medal.

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