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Alternative World Youth Day

Summer Series in France

Summer Series - France Pre Core 



Day 1  July 15 Monday - Detroit > Paris 

Overnight flight to Paris. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

Day 2  July 16 Tuesday - Paris

Arrive in Paris. Walk the ancient center of Paris visiting Notre Dame, Ste. Chapelle, and the Holocaust Memorial. Make an evening visit to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Sacre Cœur).  D

Day 3  July 17  Wednesday - Paris 

Visit the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, where you can pray before the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure. Explore the catacombs of Paris in the afternoon. View "The City of Light" as it is meant to be seen with an evening visit to the Eiffel Tower. B | D

Day 4  July 18 Thursday - Chartres

Make a day trip to Chartres to pray before the relic of Mary's veil in the most magnificent Gothic Cathedral in France. Return to Paris for a free evening.  B | D

Day 5  July 19 Friday - Paris > Lourdes

Transfer to Lourdes by train or coach bus. Time permitting, participate in the evening candlelight procession in honor of Our Lady.  B | D

Day 6  July 20 Saturday - Lourdes

Pray in the triple basilicas of Lourdes and at the Grotto of Our Lady. Walk the Stations of the Cross in the spirit of St. Bernadette. Walk in the evening candlelight procession in honor of Our Lady. B | D


Day 7  July 21  Sunday - Lourdes

Enjoy a free day to go to confession, to bathe in the sacred waters, and to spend time with our Lord in Adoration. Walk in the evening candlelight procession in honor of Our Lady. B | D

Day 8  July 22 Monday - Rome

Transfer to Barcelona for your flight to Rome to begin the core pilgrimage. B | D

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