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Lourdes and Paris Pilgrimage

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One Week in France Could Change Your Life

Notre Dame Cathedral

One of the oldest cathedrals in France, Notre Dame Cathedral attracts thousands of people from all over the world. The French Gothic architecture, beautiful sculptures, and stained glass windows will move your spirit and take your breath away.

The Grotto of Massabielle in Lourdes

Every year, thousands of pilgrims flock to the Grotto where Mary appeared to St. Bernadette. Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes and dip your hand—or immerse yourself—in the healing water.


Thanks to St. Thérèse, Lisieux is one of the top Christian pilgrimage sites in the world. Spend a full day exploring this charming town where she spent her years as a nun. Visit the Basilica of Saint Thérèse, eat lunch at the Ermitage Saint Thérèse, and more.

Full Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Depart United States

    The Journey Begins
    Your pilgrimage begins with an overnight flight(s) to Lourdes. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

  • Day 2: Arrive in Lourdes

    Mass, Dinner, Welcome Gathering
    After arriving in Lourdes, a small town in southwest France, you will be transported to your hotel to check in and unpack before joining the other pilgrims for Mass, dinner, and a Welcome meeting. End the evening with praying the Rosary and a candlelight procession.

  • Day 3: Lourdes

    The Underground Basilica
    Spend the morning on a guided tour of Lourdes, and then enjoy lunch in the gardens of Hotel Chapelle et Parc. Participate in the Blessed Sacrament Procession to the Basilica of St. Pius X, where there will be Adoration and Anointing of the Sick (optional). End the day with dinner, praying the Rosary, and a candlelight procession. Note: Lunch is included.

  • Day 4: Lourdes

    Healing Water of Lourdes
    After breakfast, pray the Stations of the Cross, and then watch a film about Lourdes. Spend the afternoon on your own. This is a great time to visit the famous baths and the Grotto where Mary revealed the healing spring to St. Bernadette. We will have dinner together and end our night with praying the Rosary and a candlelight procession.

  • Day 5: Depart Lourdes, Arrive in Paris

    Sightseeing, Shopping, Seine River Cruise
    After breakfast we will fly to Paris. Once in Paris, we will celebrate Mass at Sacre-Coeur Basilica. You are then free to explore Montmartre. After lunch with the group, you will check in to your hotel. The afternoon is yours for sightseeing and shopping. Meet everyone for dinner and a cruise on the Seine River. Note: Lunch is included.

  • Day 6: Paris

    The City of Light
    Following breakfast we will take a tour of Paris. Visit the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, and Notre Dame Cathedral. The afternoon is yours to have lunch and explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In the early evening we will meet at the hotel for dinner.

  • Day 7: Lisieux

    Get to Know St. Thérèse
    Following breakfast at the hotel, go on a full-day excursion to Lisieux, home of the Carmelite monastery where St. Thérèse spent her years as a nun. Enjoy lunch at the Ermitage Saint Thérèse. Dinner will be back in Paris at a local restaurant.

  • Day 8: Paris

    The World’s Largest Museum
    After breakfast, spend the morning touring the Louvre Museum. See Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and hundreds of other impressive works of art. With over 35,000 pieces on exhibit, the Louvre would be a great place to spend your free afternoon. Lunch will be on your own. We will meet at the hotel for our farewell meeting and dinner.

  • Day 9: Depart Paris

    Revel in the Memories
    After breakfast, say “au revoir” as the bus transports you to the airport for your flight home.

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*Please note that for a number of reasons beyond our control or because new opportunities emerge, the schedule and itinerary can change.

A Life-Changing Experience

Grow Spiritually

Sometimes we need to step back from life and take another look at who we are, what we are here for, what matters most, and what matters least. Without the distractions of your everyday life, France provides a perfect opportunity to hear the voice of God.

Experience French Culture

A pilgrimage is a wonderful opportunity to expand our knowledge and experience the world. Spend your mornings with the group, touring famous places like Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre Museum. The afternoons are yours: eat at local restaurants, shop, explore, and see life through the eyes of people who call France home.

Create Lasting Friendships

Whether you are making this pilgrimage with your spouse, best friend, or by yourself, you will meet an incredible group of people who are passionate about their faith and the Dynamic Catholic mission. Make memories and create lifelong friendships with people from across the country.