Thursday, april 1:
We will depart from the Springfield-Branson airport on Delta # 4946 at 1:55 p.m.
Our connection is in Atlanta, and we will leave Atlanta on Air France 689 at 7:55 p.m.
Pack lightly! Only bring a carry-on and/or a backpack (purse).
friday, April 2
Arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport at 10:25 a.m.
After going through border patrol, we will take a suburban Parisian Metro line (the RER) to
Montparnasse Station in Paris near our hotel: www.villa-modigliani.fr -Settle in and freshen up (get a snack at a neighboring cafe, if you’d like).
saturday, april 3
This morning we have a group reservation to visit the Louvre. Our bags will be
kept safely in a storage room at the hotel, where we will return in the afternoon to retrieve them before walking back to our previous train station (Gare Montparnasse).
We will board a train to Lourdes in the afternoon and will arrive around 8:00 pm. We are staying at The Beausejour, just across the street from the train station: www.hotel-beausejour.com
SUnDAY, ApRil 4
This morning we will enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then take a 20 minute walk to
the Lourdes shrine and sanctuary. We have several hours to enjoy it and the town – no rush.
Please research the town and sanctuary of Lourdes before the visit: www.lourdes-france.org Also recommended is the 1950’s film,
“The Song of Bernadette.”
monday, april 5
In the morning we will begin the check-in process for our return flight on Air France 688,
which departs at 1:30 p.m. Again, our connection is in Atlanta, where we arrive at 5:00 p.m. We will be in
Springfield at 8:30 p.m., flying in on Delta 4960.
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