Paris & Lisieux - 206 Tours - Catholic Tours

Tour8-A

Paris & Lisieux

6 days

slider

Paris · Lisieux (St. Therese the Little Flower) · Normandy · Chartres

Share
Share Share Share Share Share
Any questions
Contact us

800-206-Tour (8687) or

sales@206tours.com Live chat
why travel with 206 Tours
Read letters from our clients
Additional information
Terms & Conditions

Your trip includes

Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Grand Hotel de l'Esperance
Lisieux

2 Nights

hotel
Pullman Hotel
Paris

2 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches, Tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Supplemental Cancellation Protection

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.

Itinerary

Day1
Depart for Paris

Make your way to your local airport, where you will board your overnight flight(s). Your meals will be served on board.

Day2
Arrive Paris - Lisieux

Upon arriving at Paris airport, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage and then proceed to the arrival's hall, where you will be greeted by your driver, who will transfer you to your hotel. At your hotel, you will meet the Spiritual Director, Tour Escort and fellow pilgrims. Then, attend Mass at the magnificent, Sacre Coeur Basilica that stands atop Montmartre Hill. The Basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, was originally built in 1914, as an act of penance for the infidelity that France was experiencing during that time. While on your visit, in addition to the extraordinary artwork and architecture that forms the Basilica, you will see the beautiful mosaic of the Risen Christ, and the remarkable Grand Organ. Celebrate Mass at the Crypt that contains the Tombs of many notable Cardinals. Time permitting, you may have the opportunity during your free time to ascend a staircase to the Dome, where you will take in a breathtaking panoramic view of the city of Paris. Following this visit, you will enjoy lunch on your own, and then depart for Lisieux. According to Pope Pius X, St. Therese of Lisieux was the "greatest saint of modern times." Her extraordinary love for God and service to humanity will come alive, as you walk in the great Saint's footsteps. During your visit, you will see the beautiful Basilica of St. Therese, and the magnificent mosaics and stained glass that are contained within. Dinner and an overnight at your hotel in Lisieux.

Day3
Lisieux - Landing Beaches - American Cemetery

Upon waking up in Lisieux and enjoying breakfast, you will pray and reflect upon the life of the beloved Saint and celebrate Mass. After Mass and following the visit to the Basilica, you will have the opportunity to view relics, clothing and personal objects of St. Therese, when you visit her family home, Les Buissonets. Additionally, you will tour the Carmelite Convent, where she entered in 1888, and is currently entombed in with her parents. This afternoon, you will transfer to Normandy Landing beaches. The Normandy landings were the landing operations that took place on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) by the Allies, of Normandy, during World War II. As the largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied Northwestern Europe from Nazi control, and contributed to the Allies' victory on the Western Front. Continue on to visit The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, a World War II cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, honoring the American troops that died in Europe during World War II. Many of the brave American soldiers of World War II are buried here, and it is encouraged to say a prayer in thanksgiving for their courage. Return to Lisieux for dinner and an overnight.

Day4
Lisieux - Chartres - Paris

This morning, your day begins with an early breakfast, before we depart for Chartres, known worldwide for its massive Cathedral Notre Dame, and its incredible stained-glass windows from the 12th and 13th century. The World Heritage site, UNESCO, calls the Cathedral "the high point of French Gothic art" and a "masterpiece". You will have some free time for lunch in the quaint town of Chartres. After lunch, we will continue to Paris for check in at your hotel, followed by some free time before a delicious dinner and an overnight.

Day5
Paris

Today, you will enjoy a full sightseeing tour of Paris. After breakfast, you will visit and celebrate Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, where you will view the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure. The Saint's guardian angel led her to the chapel, where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her. During apparitions, Our Lady repeatedly instructed the making and purpose of the Miraculous Medal, as well as the green scapular. According to the Blessed Virgin Mary, those who wear the Miraculous Medal and scapular will receive special protection and abundant graces. Following your prayerful and reflective experience at this elegant chapel, you will begin your sightseeing tour of Paris. After Mass, we will walk to Saint Vicent de Paul Church. Your day continues with a visit of the Notre Dame Cathedral, a perfect example of Gothic art. Our panoramic sightseeing tour, via motor coach, continues on to the most recognizable symbol of the city of Paris, the Eiffel Tower. Historically, the Tower's original intent was to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution, but, later assisted in advancements in meteorology, telegraphy during World War I, radio, and television. Pass by the L'Arch de Triomphe, a monument that symbolizes gratitude for those who fought for France. This monument stands at the West end of the Champ-Elysees, one of the world's most famous boulevards and another one of our stops on the sightseeing tour. We will also pass by the ever famous, Louvre Museum.* This Museum is one of the finest in the world and contains a number of pieces that truly emanate not only French art, but also, European culture. Your fun-filled, busy day ends with a lovely meal and a very comfortable overnight.

Day6
Return Home

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, transfer to the Paris airport for your return flight(s) home.

*206 Tours Disclaimer:
Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited.


Special Clergy Discount

A Clergy Discount is available to all members of “Clergy” within the Catholic Church. This includes Seminarians, Deacons, Brothers and Sisters, Priests, Monsignors, Bishops, Cardinals, and His Holiness.

Click Here to learn more!

Book your trip now

2018 Dates & Prices

Dates

Select airport

Booking

Aug 20
Monday
Aug 25, 2018
Saturday
Aug 21
Tuesday
Aug 25, 2018
Saturday
      
      
      
Sep 6
Thursday
Sep 11, 2018
Tuesday
Sep 7
Friday
Sep 11, 2018
Tuesday
      
      
      
Sep 16
Sunday
Sep 21, 2018
Friday
Sep 17
Monday
Sep 21, 2018
Friday
      
      
      
Oct 9
Tuesday
Oct 14, 2018
Sunday
Oct 10
Wednesday
Oct 14, 2018
Sunday
      
      
      
Nov 1
Thursday
Nov 6, 2018
Tuesday
Nov 2
Friday
Nov 6, 2018
Tuesday
      
      
      
Nov 12
Monday
Nov 17, 2018
Saturday
Nov 13
Tuesday
Nov 17, 2018
Saturday
      
      
      
Nov 26
Monday
Dec 1, 2018
Saturday
Nov 27
Tuesday
Dec 1, 2018
Saturday
      
      
      
Feb 9
Saturday
Feb 14, 2019
Thursday
Feb 10
Sunday
Feb 14, 2019
Thursday
      
      
      
Mar 7
Thursday
Mar 12, 2019
Tuesday
Mar 8
Friday
Mar 12, 2019
Tuesday
      
      
      
Apr 15
Monday
Apr 20, 2019
Saturday
Apr 16
Tuesday
Apr 20, 2019
Saturday
      
      
      
May 21
Tuesday
May 26, 2019
Sunday
May 22
Wednesday
May 26, 2019
Sunday
      
      
      
Jun 13
Thursday
Jun 18, 2019
Tuesday
Jun 14
Friday
Jun 18, 2019
Tuesday
      
      
      
Jul 15
Monday
Jul 20, 2019
Saturday
Jul 16
Tuesday
Jul 20, 2019
Saturday
      
      
      
Aug 1
Thursday
Aug 6, 2019
Tuesday
Aug 2
Friday
Aug 6, 2019
Tuesday
      
      
      
Aug 19
Monday
Aug 24, 2019
Saturday
Aug 20
Tuesday
Aug 24, 2019
Saturday
      
      
      
Sep
5
Thursday
Sep 10, 2019Tuesday
Sep
6
Friday
Sep 10, 2019Tuesday
      
      
      
Sep
15
Sunday
Sep 20, 2019Friday
Sep
16
Monday
Sep 20, 2019Friday
      
      
      
Oct
8
Tuesday
Oct 13, 2019Sunday
Oct
9
Wednesday
Oct 13, 2019Sunday
      
      
      
Oct
31
Thursday
Nov 5, 2019Tuesday
Nov
1
Friday
Nov 5, 2019Tuesday