Pilgrimage of Light to Sacred Sites of France 2018
Arrive at your accommodations. Pick-up at Toulouse airport or Carcassonne airport/train station available upon request. Welcome dinner and introduction.
Set your intention . After breakfast, we depart for Rennes-le-Chateau to visit the famous Mary Magdalene church, the Abbe Sauniere museum, Magdala Tower, and the grounds. Lunch is a dining experience at a local restaurant. There are bookstores to peruse here and magical spots. Time permitting, hike at neighboring Rennes-les-Bains and return to integrate the day’s events. Experience the energy of the region.
After breakfast, drive to Cathar castle Montsegur and climb to the chateau to experience this important sacred site. Montsegur is the last Cathar stronghold and possessed a great treasure, removed before the final seige. Discover more about this treasure ..and other treasures … ( visit to the Church , the Cathar Museum, and the town as alternative to climb). Enjoy the beautiful landscape and Black Madonna in the valley. Time for integration and stretching.
Market day is a must see and gathering place to enjoy the sights and sounds as well as wonderful things to eat and drink. Relax over lunch and enjoy some free time. Afternoon itinerary offers swimming at Rennes-les-Bains Thermal Baths, Hot or Cold Springs or the Fountain of Love and Magdalene pools.
After breakfast, visit the magnificent Gorges de Galamus with its Magdalene cave and then head for famous Mt. Bugarach, majestic portal and historical community described in Clare Heartsong’s book “Anna- Voices of the Magdalenes” . Hike the mountain or relax at the lake to experience the energy of this famous mountain.
After breakfast, visit Alet-les-Bains . Explore the town, the Abbey, Our Lady of Alet, and Nostradamus house, then drive up to the town of St.Salvayre and its church and vistas. Visit the pilgrimage site and the Black Madonna at Notre Dame de Marceille in Limoux. Celebrate our last evening.
Breakfast and departure by noon to Toulouse or Carcassonne with fond farewells. Tour days may be interchangeable and slightly different due to weather or Spirit guidance.
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