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Lisieux, Rouen and Mont Saint-Michel

DAY 1 MADRID – PARIS Meeting in Madrid-Barajas Airport to board a flight to Paris. Arrival in Paris and departure for the center of Paris to begin the tour of the Cathedral of Paris, Notre Dame. Lunch. In the afternoon we will visit Saint Chapelle, the Sacre-Coeur Basilica and the Church of our Lady of the Miraculous Medal on the Rue du Bac. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 2 PARIS – ROUEN – LISIEUX – DEAUVILLE Breakfast. Departure for Rouen, the place where Joan of Arc died. We will visit the Abbey of St. Ouen, in flamboyant Gothic style, the Cathedral of Notre Dame of Rouen, the Palace of Justice, the largest non-religious Gothic building in France and the Donjon, or tower de Joan of Arc that belongs to the Castle, the Church of Joan of Arc constructed over the site of the martyrdom of Joan of Arc. Lunch. Continuation to Lisieux, one of the most enchanting places in Normandy. The city where Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus lived has become since the beginning of the 20th century one of the most important places of spirituality. We will be able to see the Basilica, built in honor of Santa Teresa, with the tomb of the saint, the Gothic Cathedral, the lovely bourgeois house The “Buissonets”, etc. Continuation to Deauville. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 DEAUVILLE – Excursion to Mont Saint-Michel – Omaha Beach Cementery Breakfast. Departure for Mont Saint-Michel, built in an immense bay. Constructed in the year 709 by the Bishop of Avranches at the request of the Archangel Saint Michael, a Benedictine community was established in the year 966. Lunch. In the afternoon we will go to Omaha Beach, where more than 2.000 soldiers died in the famous Battle of Normandy in the Second World War and where the American Cemetery is found. We will continue on to Caen, where we will visit the Abbey of the illustrious men. Return to Deauville. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 4 DEUVILLE – CHARTRES – PARIS – MADRID Breakfast. Departure at the designated time for the city of Chartres, where we will have free time to visit the Cathedral, which marks a milestone in the development of the Gothic and began a phase of plenitude in the mastering of the Gothic style and technique, establishing an equilibrium between both. In 1979 it was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Lunch and departure for the Paris Airport to take a flight to Madrid. Arrival and END OF TRIP