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A Tapestry of Faith: Unveiling France's Catholic Shrines with Select International Tours

France, a nation steeped in rich history and breathtaking beauty, also boasts a captivating legacy of Catholic pilgrimage sitesFrom the Marian apparition at Lourdes to the life of St. Therese of Lisieux, these sacred destinations beckon Catholic pilgrims seeking spiritual renewal and a deeper connection to their faith. Select International Tours, a leader in crafting exceptional pilgrimages, invites you to embark on a transformative journey through the heart of Catholic France.

Come Visit the Eight Most Iconic Catholic Cities in France

Our meticulously designed itineraries encompass a variety of renowned pilgrimage destinations, allowing you to experience the unique essence of each location:

Lourdes with Select International Tours


Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Lourdes is one of the most revered Catholic pilgrimage sites globally. Here, you’ll visit the Grotto of Massabielle, where Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette Soubirous, and participate in prayer processions, candlelit vigils, and faith-filled celebrations.

Lisieux with Select International Tours


Follow in the footsteps of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the “Little Flower,” known for her message of “the little way” to holiness. Explore the Basilica of Lisieux, the childhood home of St. Thérèse, and delve into her profound spiritual journey.

Paris with Select International Tours


Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Notre Dame Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, and pray at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. You may even explore one of the many museums or galleries during leisure time.

Ars-sur-Formans with Select International Tours


Witness the legacy of St. John Vianney, the “Curé of Ars,” renowned for his dedication to the sacrament of reconciliation. Visit his humble presbytery and the Basilica of Ars, a testament to his enduring faith.

Rocamadour with Select International Tours


Ascend the dramatic cliff face to discover the medieval sanctuary of Rocamadour, a complex of chapels and churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Paray-le-Monial with Select International Tours


Explore the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, a prominent site for devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Mount Saint Michel with Select International Tours

Mont Saint Michel

Want to know what other amazing sites we visit in France? Give us a call today and we can help you to find the perfect pilgrimage to France for you!

Turin with Select International Tours


France is full of miraculous saints! We have many trips to see them all. If you want to take a trip to France, we have just the trip for you.

Unveiling the Hidden Gems

Beyond the well-known destinations, Select International Tours offers unique itineraries that delve deeper into the rich tapestry of Catholic France:

  • Follow the footsteps of St. Bernadette Soubirous not just in Lourdes, but also to her birthplace in Nevers and the hospice where she spent her later years.
  • Explore the life of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in Paray-le-Monial, where she received visions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
  • Venture to the medieval town of La Salette and learn about the Marian apparitions witnessed by two children in 1846.
  • Visit the Abbey of Sénanque in Provence, a Cistercian monastery renowned for its serene beauty and lavender fields.

With Select International Tours, your Catholic pilgrimage to France will be a meticulously planned journey that nourishes your soul, strengthens your faith, and creates lasting memories. 

Contact us today, and let us guide you on your path to spiritual renewal in the heart of Catholic France.

Why Choose Select International Tours for Your Catholic Pilgrimage to France?

Beyond simply visiting gorgeous locations, Select International Tours curates experiences that enrich your pilgrimage and strengthen your faith. 

Our knowledgeable and faith-filled tour hosts act as more than just tour leaders. They provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, leading prayer, and fostering a deeper understanding of the historical and spiritual significance of each site. And our local guides make sure you understand exactly what you’re seeing and the history involved. Here are some reasons why a Catholic pilgrimage with Select International Tours is the perfect choice:

Expertly Crafted Itineraries to France with Pilgrimage with Select international Tours

Expertly Designed Itineraries: Our tours are meticulously crafted to take you to the most significant sites that are important to Catholics: places like Paris, Lourdes, Liseux, Ars, Paray-le-Monial, Normandy, Mont Saint Michel, and more! Since each Select International Tours itinerary is customized for your group, you get to experience the sites and Italian culture in a way others don’t. 

Expert Catholic Guidance in France Select international Tours

Excellent Group Leaders: Many of the most prominent Catholic Clergy, evangelists, speakers, authors, and media personalities travel with Select International Tours. Your Group Leader works with us to craft a unique trip for you. Then, while traveling, they work with the best Local Christian Guides to ensure that you learn the history of each site, get time to pray, and experience the religious and personal significance of visiting these places yourself. 

Focus on the Sacraments in France with Select international Tours

Focus on the Sacraments: We ensure ample opportunities to celebrate Mass at sacred sites throughout the journey, deepening your connection to the Catholic faith and forever cementing the visit in your memory. Every trip has a priest to ensure that you have spiritual guidance at every turn.

Food, Wine, Culture, and History in France with Select international Tours

Food, Wine, Culture, and History: With Select International Tours, you have time to experience the local culture in unique ways while visiting France. Your tour might include a wine tour, a cruise down the Siene river to see Paris at night, or even a visit to the beaches at Normandy! See the trip brochures for specifics.

The Best Accommodations in France with Select international Tours

Top Hotels and Luxury Coaches: Pilgrimage touring can be tiring, which is why we book the best centrally located hotels for your stay. You’ll also travel in comfort daily on modern private air-conditioned motor coaches. 

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Your Trip Supports Christians: A small portion of your pilgrimage fee with Select International Tours goes to the Select to Give Foundation, which ensures that Christian families can remain and thrive in the Holy Land. 


Select International Tours only works with the best and most ethical guides in the business. Your guides will be experienced and compassionate. They are there to help you every step of the way.

We were most impressed by our tour guide and the bus driver. [Our Guide] was very knowledgeable, friendly, and truly concerned about our experience. [Our Driver] was a skilled driver through the narrow streets and busy highways.


Our guide for this trip was amazing as well. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. Guiding a group of 40+ people had to be so difficult, but I appreciated everything he did.


Our guide was amazing, so well informed and answered all our questions with excellent answers

Elizabeth Ann

Scheduled France Trips

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Seine River Cruise Pilgrimage in France with Optional Extension to Lourdes - June 18-27, 2024 - 24RS06FRGL
France Spain Portugal Pilgrimage Brooke Taylor
Deacon Steve Stemper Re. Ronald Cattany Pilgrimage to France
Pilgrimage to France and Italy - September 30- October 13, 2024 - 24LD09FRHM
Four Corners Fiat Journey to Fatima, Garabandal, and Lourdes with Fr. Matthew Keller - October 9-19, 2024 - 24LD10PTPW
Pilgrimage to France - October 17 - 26, 2024 - 24MI10FRAS
Pilgrimage to Portugal, Spain, and France with Fr. Matthew Phelan - November 4-13, 2024 - 24MI11PTMP
Pilgrimage to Lourdes and Fatima with Fr. Steve Pawelk - June 16-27, 2025 - 25JA06FRLM
A Pilgrimage for Women to France with Fr. Christopher Viscardi and Catherine Druhan
Heroes of Heaven France for Families with Fabiola Garza and Keith Downey

We Are Always Adding New Trips

Finding exactly the right trip for you can seem challenging. It has to be the right duration, on the right dates, and it should be with a leader you trust. Lucky for you, Select constantly adds new trips to give you plenty of options. Click HERE to find a scheduled trip to join or to get notified as we add new trips. Or, better yet, give us a call at 1-800-842-4842, and we will help you find the perfect pilgrimage for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Unfold your pilgrimage journey to France with ease. Our frequently asked questions address common concerns to ensure a smooth and enriching spiritual experience.

What’s the Typical Duration of a Pilgrimage?

Our Catholic pilgrimages to France typically range from 8 to 12 days, allowing ample time for spiritual reflection and exploring each site.

What’s the Best Time to Go?

Spring (April- May) and fall (September- October) offer pleasant weather, while summer (June- August) can be warmer. Loudes, situated in the mountains, is often cooler.

What Physical Fitness Level Is Required?

There will be a moderate amount of walking involved, so a basic level of fitness is recommended. Please see the activity level on the trip you’re considering to understand how much walking is involved. 

What’s Included in the Pilgrimage Cost?  

Select International Tours offers all-inclusive packages that cover your flights, accommodations, meals, transportation within France, entrance fees to all sites, and the expertise of our guides. We also offer land-only packages and optional extensions. See the trip brochure for more information.

What Should I Pack?  

Comfortable walking shoes, modest clothing suitable for churches, a hat, sunscreen, and a refillable water bottle are essential.  You may also want to pack a small Bible and any religious articles that hold personal significance. Be sure to watch some of our Two-Minute Travel Tips for more tips and tricks.

Are There Opportunities to Experience French Culture? 

Absolutely! We incorporate visits to charming towns, historic landmarks, and local markets, and many special experiences allowing you to savor the rich tapestry of French culture.

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