Each trip is designed and tailored for your specific desires and needs. The Itinerary below is just one example. Many of my clients are medically compromised and require special services. We have lots of experience in offering the best accommadations available for your specific needs. I do require that your physician medically clear all travelers for this type of overseas trip. A typical trip will last from 8 to 14 days with 1- 8 travelers. i have made 14 trips with individual travelers alone. You might be interested in spending additional time in Paris, Normandy, Mont St. Michel, French wine regions or other popular French destinations.
Days 1 and 2 - Depart USA arrive Lourdes afternoon Day 2
Day 3 - Rest and Relax in Lourdes, Mass, Visit Grotto, Torchlight Marian Procession (Evening Rosary)
Day 4 - Reconciliation, Mass, Visit Grotto, Stations of the Cross, Shopping, Torchlight Marian Procession (Evening Rosary)
Day 5 - Mass, Baths , Afternoon Free, Torchlight Marian Procession (Evening Rosary)
Day 6 - Mass, Visit Area Attractions, Blessed Sacrament Procession, Torchlight Marian Procession (Evening Rosary)
Day 7 - Mass, Travel to Paris (High Speed Train TGV or Fly), Evening in Paris
Day 8 - Return to Home (Leave Paris Late Morning/Midday arrive USA Late Afternoon or Early Evening)
After having recently lived in the 5th Arrondissement in Paris for 5 years, I know it from a locals perspective. Paris is a beautiful city that will inspire all of your senses. The Chateau de Versailles, Normandy Beaches, the Cemetery at Colville by the sea and Mont St. Michel are also my favorites. If you should chose to stay in Paris for a few days (recommended) read on.
Day 8 - Mass Cathedral de' Notre Dame, rest and shopping, quiet dinner on River Seine.
Day 9 - Mass Cathedral de' Notre Dame, Museum (d'Orsay, le Louvre, Rodin, Picasso
etc.), Walk in Jardin de Tuileries (near le Louvre) or Jardins du Luxembourg.
Day 10 - Mass Cathedral de' Notre Dame, Day Trip to Chateau de Versailles, quiet dinner.
Day 11 - Day Trip to Normandy Beaches and Colville Cemetery.
Day 12 - Mass Cathedral de'Notre Dame, Free Day, Eiffel Tower, Shopping Sightseeing.
Day 13 - Return to Home (Leave Paris Late Morning/Midday arrive USA Late Afternoon or Early Evening)
This itinerary is designed as an example to give you an idea and a little perspective of
time. Each trip is planned and scheduled to suite your needs and interests. The goal is to plan and have a Great Pilgrimage to Lourdes in a stress free and relaxed environment.
Michael Treacy, ESQ
Arizona - MST - USA
Michael Treacy Personally Guided Pilgrimages