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    The Way of St. James, a Journey Back to Basics

    The Way of St. James, a Journey Back to Basics

    France's famous UNESCO-listed cuisine provides plenty of food for the body, but its spiritual landscape also provides much-needed food for the soul.

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    Find Your Faith in France

    Find Your Faith in France

    Experience the wonder and the mystery of a trip through the rich spiritual heritage of France, home to kings and knights, popes and priests, and its fair share of saints.

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    Lourdes

    Lourdes

    This is one of the most important spiritual sites in the world, visited by 6 million visitors from more than 140 countries. Lourdes is also a charming small Pyrenean town, nestled around its castle, home to the Pyrenean Museum since 1921.

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    Carcassonne

    Carcassonne

    Carcassonne is 2,500 years old, and has the privilege of being the home of two monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Canal du Midi and the Historic Fortified City.

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    Mende

    Mende

    The sacred heritage of Mende offers visitors and contemporary pilgrims sites, architecture, history, heritage and traditions that beg to be shared.

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    Rocamadour

    Rocamadour

    A sacred place for Christians since the Middle Ages, universally recognised as an exceptional ‘Grand Site’ of the Midi-Pyrénées region, Rocamadour attracts 1.5 million visitors and pilgrims every year.

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    Puy-En-Velay

    Puy-En-Velay

    Le Puy-en-Velay is a quite exceptional site. City of art and history, an arts and culture centre, a location for conferences, meetings and exchanges, it is an animated city set in a preserved natural environment.

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    West Corsica

    West Corsica

    Western Corsica will overwhelm your senses as you meander along its well-trodden paths. Absorb the spiritual energy from these historical and charming sites as you walk in the footprints of the ancients.

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    Notre-Dame de la Salette

    Notre-Dame de la Salette

    Set in magnificent mountain scenery, the Shrine offers an opportunity for rest and recuperation. For holidaymakers and pilgrims alike, the Pays de Corps offers a perfect setting in a protected environment for hiking and family walks.

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    Isère

    Isère

    Located in the Rhône Alpes, Isère offers a wealth of history, culture and scenery. From the banks of the River Rhône to the summits of the Alps, the «Pilgrim routes» which cross the department allow visitors to discover all its treasures and unmissable sites.

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    Paray-le-Monial

    Paray-le-Monial

    Set in the heart of Romanesque Burgundy, Paray-le-Monial attracts thousands of visitors every year. Pilgrims came here to rediscover in the Sacred Heart the meaning of their own lives and for a powerful spiritual experience.

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    Nevers

    Nevers

    City of art and history, Nevers is also an international city thanks to the presence of Saint Bernadette. The ducal city attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors due to the diversity and richness of its tourist, religious and natural heritage.

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    Vézelay

    Vézelay

    Vézelay is a living shrine and attracts pilgrims, artists and visitors from all over the world. Testimony to a rich history and a spiritual heritage of extraordinary significance, the Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene dominates a picturesque village.

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    Abbaye de Fontenay

    Abbaye de Fontenay

    Fontenay Abbey is one of the oldest Cistercian monasteries in France. The visitors’ route takes them through the church, the dormitory, the cloister, the chapter house, the scriptorium, the warming room and the forge.

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    Chartres

    Chartres

    Follow in the footsteps of Charles Péguy and countless other pilgrims and come to Chartres, this city in which a powerful upsurge of faith built a wonderful cathedral, a veritable bible of stone and glass and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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    Alençon

    Alençon

    Alençon preserves the memory of a family with a fascinating and exceptional destiny which has enriched humanity’s historical and spiritual heritage for more than 150 years. Explore the city of Alençon and visit the main landmarks in the life of the Martin family.

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    Lisieux

    Lisieux

    Since the early twentieth century, Lisieux has been famous all over the world thanks to Saint Thérèse. Lisieux offers plentiful accommodation, in hotels or hostels for pilgrims.

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    PontMain

    PontMain

    More than 200,000 people come to Pont Main every year to pray to Mary, the Mother of Hope and Mother of Prayer.

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    Mont Saint-Michel

    Mont Saint-Michel

    Lying in the middle of a huge bay, which has some of the highest tides in Europe, the Mont Saint-Michel is one of the top tourist attractions in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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