We invite you to join us on this Sacred Spiritual Journey of France allowing its energies to bring awakening, inspiration and transformation to your life as we quest this sacred land. Lands steeped in mysticism, lore and tradition of Mary Magdalene, the legends of the Holy Family, the Black Madonna, Saint Sarah, The Holy Grail, Cathars, Knights Templars and the healing power of Lourdes and its water! Discover the Labyrinth, at Chartres Cathedral its connection to the Druids and much more before we journey to Paris and the mystery held in store for us there.
This is a journey that will change your life, it is a life altering experience where we feed our soul in one of the world’s most sacred and holy places. We will awaken to that still inner voice and The Energy of Golden Flame that dwells within our heart as we fully embrace who we are. We will experience sacred ceremonies, initiations, discussions, and meditations which will serve to open and deepen our sacred connection with the Divine.
On this sacred journey we are being asked to feed our soul as it awakens to the many wonders of who we are, the miraculous and the mystical. On this spiritual adventure we will experience the timeless wonder of being a pilgrim, which is much more powerful and engaging than being the ordinary traveler. As pilgrims, we share in a special journey as we weave a tapestry of group consciousness/Oneness. Pilgrims are humble, open to unique people and experiences in this great land of enchantment.
Journey through the sacred destinations of France on a mystical 13 or 15 day spiritual adventure, beginning in Nice and ending in Toulouse or joining our extension to Chartres and Paris through a land rich in tradition and the lore of Mary Magdalene with Finbarr Ross. Finbarr is the author Sacred Mystical Journey – A Life Journey from Tragedy to Triumph, a modern-day spiritual alchemist and a 21st century mystic, whose consciousness-raising and unifying work has inspired many. His wisdom, love, courage and spiritual insight have helped change lives and awakened the truth and is a facilitator of Mary Magdalene and the Grail legends.
AS we journey we absorb the energies of this ancient European culture with its Celtic roots, where later Christian, Gnostic, Jewish, and Muslim traditions recognized the ‘Sacred Feminine Ethos’ with equal enthusiasm. Although you journey within the 21st Century, you will discover and weave the threads of universal consciousness. A consciousness that feed your soul that predated Christianity and is still alive today. You will experience many wonderful power sites held sacred by those who have sought The Holy Grail, the presence of Mary Magdalene, Saint Sarah and Black Madonnas including: Rennes-le Chateau, Grotte de Baume, Maries de La Mer, Arles, Carcassonne, Montségur, Lourdes, Rocamadour, the mystical Languedoc.
Visit Chartres Cathedral, and Paris with its many mystical sites, for a 15-day spiritual journey to some of the world’s most sought-after sacred destinations of France.
We begin this sacred journey as we depart Hotel Vendome, 26 Rue Pastorelli, 06000 Nice at 10.00am We journey to St. Baume where we will feel its essence and magnificence as we experience a wonderous chapel with Mary Magdalene and its frescos as we connecting us with Mary Magdalene.
We experience the Grotte de la St Baume. Be prepared for a forty minute ascent to approach this mystical cave with all its transformational energy and sacred water where the Magdalene performed water initiations and to have passed the last years of her life and written her memoirs. Feel the mystery of this special mountain which is known to be sacred to Isis, it has been considered holy ground for thousands of years. The natural water that accumulates here has miraculous healing powers. Here we will participate in a Magdalene water initiation and much more.
On the 21st we will overnight in our hotel near St. Baume. On the afternoon of the 22nd we will depart St. Baume for Arles where we will overnight in or hotel for 3 nights. (B. D)
This morning we explore Arles, which contains wonderful monuments and remains of the highly developed Roman Empire. These were contemporaneous with the Grail family's arrival in this region, approximately 2015 years ago. We will visit St. Trophimus Church with all its mystery and symbology, the Church of Mary Magdalene starting points of the journey to St. James in Compostela. There was a major Templar stronghold here and the ruins of the commandere still stand. Overnight in Arles. (B. D)
This morning we depart for Saintes Maries de La Mer and the Saint Sarah Festival. Saintes. Maries de la Mer is a Mediterranean fishing village. Legend states that the three Mary’s arrived on the shores of southern France in this area. The holy entourage of Mary Magdalene, her sister Martha and their brother Lazarus; Mary Jacobi, Mary Salome, St. Maximin and St Sarah.
We will visit the basilica associated with the mystery of the arrival of the Grail Family from Palestine with its holy sweet water well and to meet the most beautiful and powerful 'Black Madonna', revered by the Gypsies of Europe as St. Sarah.
In this magical village of Saintes Maries de la Mer, set in the dramatic Camargue amidst herds of wild white horses, black bulls, and flocks of flamingos. We will experience the procession of Saint Sarah on the 24th and the procession of Mary Jacobi and Mary Salome on the 25th along with a picnic lunch on the beach, paddling or swimming in the Mediterranean. Ceremony and meditation on the beach plus much more.
On the 24th we will take part in the Saint Sarah procession down to the sea as we take part and we watch as a beautiful vortex of energy opens up and flows during this special time.
On the 25th we will take part in the procession to the sea of Mary Jacobi and Mary Salome, this again is an extraordinarily powerful procession with an abundance of special energies and vibrations.
Each evening we will return to our hotel in Arles where we will overnight. Group dinner in Saintes Maries de la Mer. (B. D)
Early morning departure for the ancient city of Carcassonne where we spend the day exploring in the Old City of Carcassonne, a unique example of a fortified medieval city, known for it's Cathar connection, beliefs and history. In ancient times, Carcassonne was a major commercial and ceremonial center for the Druids and the Phoenicians. We will visit the Bacilica of Saint Nazaire with its vibrational energy and connection to Mother Mary, Saint Rock, with its beautiful energetic sculpture of Mary and Anna and another sculpture showing the filtering of the energy streams of consciousness.
Overnight in Carcassonne with group dinner. (B. D)
We travel to Montségur, Cathar seminary and citadel of their last resistance. In May 1243, in order to appease the pope, the King of France instigated a ten-month blockade of Montségur. A fifteen-day truce was negotiated in March 1244. At the end of which the Cathars had to choose to either, renounce their faith, or perish at the stake - 220 Cathars chose death on the pyre. Montségur, a sacred mountain a place of inspiration, learning, balance and unity consciousness for the Cathars.
Rennes le Chateau, former Visigoth capital of the region, to visit the famous church of Abbe Sauniere's Villa Bethania. Here we will experience the energy of the church, museum, gardens and the environs of Magdala, while absorbing the atmosphere of this ancient mystical place with its hidden mystery depicted in symbolism.
We journey to a very beautiful Black Madonna and Healing Well in Limoux; In Limoux we experience ancient wisdom in all its glory as we enter into a world of mysticism. Here we experience the healing waters of its sacred well. Return to our hotel near Rennes le Chateau, group dinner. (B. D)
Morning departure to Lourdes, arriving there in the afternoon. We immerse ourselves in the Lourdes, its miracelous healing waters where we will bathe in its healing waters and allow ourselves to be held in the arms of the Divine Mother. At 9.00pm we will have a mystical and transformational visit to the Grotto and its sacred healing water.
Tonight we overnight in Lourdes, group dinner. (B. D)
At noon today we will depart Lourdes for Rocamadour!
Rocamadour was a famous goal of Medieval pilgrims coming to worship the Black Madonna. The 12th century basilica of St. Sauveur is built in the cliff face and at its entrance is a sword dangling from the rock. The sacred crypt of St. Amadour, the hermit, holds powerful energy. Taking the lift to the upper town one gets not only breathtaking views of the valley below and of the surrounding mountains but of a most powerful Black Madonna reputed to have been carved by Saint Amadour himself . The buildings of Rocamadour rise in stages up the side of a cliff on the right bank of the Alzou, which here runs between rocky walls 400 ft. in height. Flights of steps ascend from the lower town to the churches, a group of massive buildings half-way up the cliff. The chief of them is the pilgrimage church of Notre Dame (rebuilt in its present configuration from 1479). In the upper village we will encounter the second powerful Black Madonna. Tonight we will overnight in Rocamadour, group dinner. (B. D)
Today we continue to enjoy Rocamadour with it magical Black Madonnas and its mystical places as well as free time for shopping.
Overnight in Rocamadour, group dinner. (B. D)
Morning Departure for Toulouse:
For those who are choosing to end their sacred journey here in Toulouse you will overnight in Toulouse and on the morning of the 3rd transfer to Toulouse Airport for your flight home grateful for all you experienced. (B. D)
For those continuing to Chartres and Paris we will catch an afternoon flight to Orly airport and then transfer to Chartres. Overnight in our hotel in Chartres. We will share a group dinner in a local restaurant. (B. D)
We depart our hotel early to fully experience Chartres Cathedral, with a history dating back to the 4th century. It was erected during a time of religious peace brought about by the Emperor Constantine. Chartres is rich with mysterious sacred imagery and sacred geometry and is said to be encoded with the secrets of the universe. It was established on a hilltop, where a sacred forest once stood. A well beneath the cathedral was sacred to the Druids and is said to be a miraculous source of healing water. The Cathedral houses the tunic of the Blessed Mother, the Sancta Canisia, since 876 when it was given by Charlemagne after he received it as a gift from Jerusalem.
The Cathedral today is one of mystery and majesty. It is a holy place of rare architectural beauty, with its 160 stained glass windows, crypt, labyrinth, and unique silhouette above the landscape. The standout feature at Chartres is the labyrinth, installed into the Cathedral floor in the year 1200. Finbarr will explain the history of the labyrinth and address the path of enlightenment that is opened to us via the 11-circuit Chartres labyrinth. Free time to explore and ponder on your own. Depart Chartres art 4.30pm for Paris where we will overnight. (B. D)
This morning we depart our splendidly located hotel close to both the Louvre and the lovely River Seine. We travel to the Left Bank to the historic Church of San Sulpice in search of "The Magdalene Line" and much more including clues to her children. Explore the Paris Meridian, the sunlight line defining the exact time of Easter, marked by a brass strip on the floor of the church. This is an amazing church with many hidden secrets and symbology.
Free afternoon explore Paris to visit the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the many other attractions and museums. This evening the tour ends with a farewell dinner in celebration for all we experienced on this sacred journey. Overnight in Paris. (B. D)
Today we depart for our home city or continue to explore Paris grateful for all we experienced on this sacred journey.
|Tour Price Includes||US Dollars|
|France Tour (Excluding Airfare)||$5,188.00*|
|With Cash/Check Discount||$4,988.00*|
|Single Supplement Rate||$1000 (additional)|
|France Tour with Chartres/Paris ext (Excluding Airfare)||$5888.00*|
|With Cash/Check Discount||$5788.00*|
|Single Supplement Rate||$1255 (additional)|
|Tips to drivers, guides, hotel and restaurant staff||*$200/person included in tour price for tips and|
|France all hotel accommodations (12 nights)|
|France/Paris ext hotel accommodations (14 nights)||*$255 for Paris extension.|
|All entrance fees to sites|
|All ground transportation & domestic flights|
|Full breakfast and dinner each day as per itinerary|
SACRED DESTINATIONS OF FRANCE TOUR PRICE DOES *NOT* INCLUDE: