Shrines of France

The landscape of France is dotted with numerous Shrines and places of religious interest.

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Our multi centre Shrines of France pilgrimage tour will give you the opportunity to combine a visit to Lourdes, the world’s most famous Marian Shrine, with some of the most important French Shrines. Choose from the two available routes and visit Rocamadour or Paray-le-Monial, Avignon and Ars before arriving in Nevers - St. Bernadette's resting place. We then continue on to Paris and finish the pilgrimage in Lisieux, the Shrine of St. Therese.

With carefully selected hotels, luxury air-conditioned coach transport throughout the tour and full assistance of a Joe Walsh Tours pilgrimage coordinator, this wonderful escorted tour is a great option for a truly comprehensive week of spiritual devotion.

A typical Shrines of France pilgrimage package includes:
» Direct flight from Dublin to Tarbes-Lourdes Airport
» English speaking guide assistance throughout the pilgrimage
» Luxury air-conditioned coach for all transfers and tours
» Hotel accommodation throughout the itinerary
» Daily breakfast and dinner; lunch also included in Lourdes
» Direct flight from Paris to Dublin
» Daily programme of sightseeing and guided tours
» Full programme of religious ceremonies and special masses
» Full assistance of Joe Walsh Tours guides and representatives
* Please note that the itineraries may operate in reverse order, starting in Paris and returning from Lourdes.

For additional information, please call one of our Pilgrimage Specialists:
» Dublin 01 241 0800
» Belfast 028 9099 4854
» Cork 021 427 7959
» Cardiff 0292 000 3865
» Glasgow 0141 530 5060
» Liverpool 0151 909 2871
» London 0203 468 0617
» Manchester 0161 820 8790
» or email

Travel Insurance

Our full pilgrimage insurance booklets are available to download below.

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Paray-le-Monial became a worldwide known place of pilgrimage following revelations of the message of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to a young nun, Margaret Mary Alacoque, from the Convent of the Visitation. read more

Set amid a dramatic landscape, Rocamadour is suspended majestically over the gorge of the River Alzou. read more

In order to fulfill her desire for a religious life, Bernadette Soubirous joined the Sisters of Charity at St. Gildard in Nevers on 7 July 1866. read more

In Paris we visit Rue de Bac, the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal. Rue de Bac is also home to the headquarters of the Daughters of Charity, co-founded by St. Louise & St. Vincent de Paul. read more

St. Thérèse or “the Little Flower” was born in Alençon on 2 January 1873. Her family later moved to Lisieux where Thérèse spent her time meditating and praying in the Cathedral of Lisieux. read more

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