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Transport & Accommodation

  • Direct flight from Dublin to Paris and return
  • Transfer on arrival from Paris airport
  • 1 night in Paris
  • 3 nights in Lisieux
  • Daily breakfast and dinner at hotels
  • Transfer to Paris airport for return flight
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach for all transfers and tours
  • Full assistance of Joe Walsh Tours guides and representatives throughout the pilgrimage

Tours & Religious Programme

  • Full religious programme organised by Joe Walsh Tours
  • Panoramic tour of Paris and its major attractions including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Montmartre, la Rue de Bac
  • Visit Chartres Cathedral
  • Visit to places associated with St. Thérèse in Lisieux, including Les Buissonnets and the Carmel Chapel, followed by a Mass in the Basilica of Sainte-Thérèse de Lisieux
  • Trip to Alençon, visit the Shrine and family home of St Therese
  • Full assistance of Joe Walsh Tours guides and representatives throughout the pilgrimage

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Meet fellow pilgrims at Dublin Airport and check in for your direct flight to Paris. On arrival in Paris, enjoy a panoramic tour of its highlights including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees, the Louvre Museum, and the remains of Notre Dame Cathedral. Check-in to the Hotel in Paris

  • Day 2:
    After breakfast, we will visit the Missions Etrangeres de Paris at Rue de Bac and walk from there to the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal and home to the headquarters of the Daughters of Charity, co-founded by St. Louise and St. Vincent de Paul. It was here that Our Lady appeared to Sr. Catherine Laboure on the night of 18 July 1830 and instructed Catherine on the design of the Miraculous Medal. The body of St. Vincent de Paul can be seen nearby in Rue de Sevres. He died on 27 September 1660 and was canonised by Pope Clement on 16 June 1737. Departure for Chartes; visit Chartres cathedrals, then departure for Lisieux – Check-in to the hotel in Lisieux for 3 nights

  • Day 3:
    Today we will visit Lisieux, visit to places associated with St. Thérèse including; Les Buissonnetts, the Carmel Chapel, the Museum and the Great Basilica. St. Thérèse 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. Here she discovered her calling to save souls through prayer and sacrifice. At the age of fifteen, in 1888, she joined the Carmelites at Lisieux. In 1897, at the age of twenty-four, St. Thérèse died of Tuberculosis. In 1899, France discovered the secret message of the young nun through her autobiography. She was canonised and proclaimed the greatest saint of all times by Pope Pius X in 1925.

  • Day 4:
    After breakfast, we will depart for Alençon; visit the family home of St Therese, visit the Shrine of Alençon; return to Lisieux

  • Day 5:
    Departure from Lisieux to Paris airport for return flight home

Notes

  • Price per person sharing twin/double rooms with private facilities
  • Prices are inclusive of airline taxes and charges totalling €90 per person
  • Travel insurance can be provided at an extra cost of €29 for persons up to 85 years; an additional insurance premium of €29 is charged to persons aged 86 to 94 years
  • Passengers are entitled to check in one carry on piece of hand luggage (10kg) on board; subject to airline’s conditions
  • Single rooms are on request at a supplement from €45 per night; sharing, if require, can be arranged
  • Full assistance of Joe Walsh Tours representatives at airports is included
  • A non-refundable deposit of €200 is required for booking
  • A buy on board catering system is available on flights
  • Itinerary may be subject to change; E&OE
  • Licenced by the Commission for Aviation Regulation, TO 052 and TA 0689 in compliance with the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangement Package Regulation 2018