DAY 1: DEPART USA
We depart on our overnight flight to Paris where we switch planes for the flight to Lyon. Enjoy dinner and breakfast served aboard overnight flight.
DAY 2: PARIS / LYON / LA SALETTE
Arrive early this morning in Paris where you will transfer for your flight to Lyon. In Lyon the group will be met by the tour guide and depart for the Shrine of our Lady of La Salette. Upon arrival in La Salette there will be a brief orientation of the Shrine. Dinner and overnight at La Salette. (D)
DAY 3: LA SALETTE
Today we spend the entire day at the Shrine. See the site of the apparition of Our Lady and the spring that began to flow after the apparition occurred. Participate in the Eucharistic and Marian processions and watch a video presentation about La Salette. Dinner and overnight in La Salette. (B,D)
DAY 4: LA SALETTE / LYON
After breakfast we will continue to Lyon. Enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Lyon. See the Roman Theater and visit beautiful Churches such as the Basilica of Notre Dame and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Jean. Afternoon is free to explore on your own. Dinner on your own and overnight in Lyon. (B)
DAY 5: LYON / DARDILLY / ECULLY / ARS
After breakfast depart to Ars, a small city just northwest of Lyons. En route, stop in Dardilly, where St. John Vianney was born, and Ecully where he studied. St. John Vianney, known as the Cure of Ars, (Patron Saint of Parish Priests) received many supernatural gifts from the Lord. In Ars we will visit the Shrine of St. John Vianney, including the Basilica, which displays the saint’s incorrupt body, the Heart Chapel, which contains the Saint’s heart, La Providence (the orphanage he founded), and the home of St. John Vianney. Dinner and overnight in Ars. (B,D)
DAY 6: ARS / PARAY-LE-MONIAL / NEVERS
Visit to the Basilica of Ars, where, in the new church, we see the saint’s incorrupt body; the Shrine of the Cure’s Heart, and his home. Mass will be celebrated in Ars before departing to Paray-le-Monial. Visit Visitation Chapel where the Sacred Heart appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alocoque. Continue to Nevers for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
DAY 7: NEVERS / CHARTRES / PARIS
This morning In Nevers, we will view the incorrupt body of St. Bernadette and visit the site of the convent in which she spent her last days. Continue to Chartres. Pilgrims have marveled for centuries at this masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Built in the 12th century, its stained glass is amongst its best known features. Part of the Sacred Tunic, worn by the Blessed Virgin at the time of Jesus’ birth remains in the Cathedral. Mass will be celebrated in Chartres. Continue to Paris for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
DAY 8: PARIS
This morning enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of beautiful Paris. On your tour you will see the famous sights of Paris including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame de Paris. The group will be visiting the Rue du Bac Chapel containing the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure and then around the corner to visit the church of the incorrupt body of St. Vincent de Paul. Also visit the Miraculous Medal Shrine and Sacre Coeur. An OPTIONAL river cruise will be made available with the famous bateaux mouche. Dinner and overnight in Paris. (B,D)
DAY 9: PARIS / USA
We will depart for Paris Airport for our return flight. Arrive home the same day. (B)
* Airfare: Roundtrip from New York area airport, and from Paris to Lyon.
* Accommodations: 9 nights Superior Tourist Class Hotels.
* Meals: 7 breakfasts & 6 dinners
* Sightseeing: As listed in the itinerary.
* Also Included: Daily Mass, Airport-hotel transfers, hotel taxes, baggage handling, Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach, Services of Professional Tour Escort.