France: Why a pilgrimage to France could change your life
A geographically beautiful and diverse country, France is a land of quaint villages, vineyards, the majestic French Alps, and a rich Catholic history well-reflected in its numerous shrines.
The shrines you should see in France
There are plenty of shrines to possibly see, including: St. Jean Vianney's Ars, St. Francis's de Sales' Annecy, LaSalette, St. Therese's Lisieux, St. Mary Margaret Alacoque's Paray le Monial, St. Joan of Arc's Rouen, St. Louis de Montfort's Saint-Laurent sur Severes, the magnificent Chartres Cathedral, St. Thomas Aquinas' tomb in Toulous, the Papal residence of Avignon, St. Martin's Tours, St. Bernadette's Nevers, and the Miraculous Medal Shrine, the Chapel of St. Vincent de Paul, and Notre Dame in Paris, among many others.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes—where healing & hope abound
But foremost of these Shrines is Lourdes: a place of healing and hope where Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette Soubirous. Bathe in healing waters, participate in the daily Masses and processions, and be united in prayer with the millions of faithful pilgrims who flock to Lourdes yearly.
Sample brochures—exploring France on pilgrimage
Going on pilgrimage to France can be a life-altering decision. Have a special devotion to St. Francis de Sales, known for his patience and love for God? Why not honor your devotion to Christ with a pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. Francis? We're happy to tailor any brochure/itinerary to meet the needs of your specific group, but we thought pilgrims might like some samples in order to curate ideas. Below is our Shrines of France sample brochure.