Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Pilgrimage to Paray-le-Monial

Christine has a marvelous photo essay with commentary on the Burgundian pilgrimage site. My husband and I visited the charming town, remarkably clean and friendly, in 1999. That September we went to Paris for a few days, then took the train down to Lourdes, then to Toulouse. We rented a car in Toulouse and drove north through eastern France. After a misadventure in Le-Puy-en-Velay in the beautiful mountains of Auvergne, we finally made it to Burgundy. Each town we passed was more interesting than the one before but, since we were trying to catch a plane in Paris, we could only stop in a few places. Paray-le-Monial was a top priority. I am so glad we stopped there, and would like to have lingered. Perhaps someday. Share

2 comments:

Forward Boldly said...

I quite agree; it’s a pretty town. And there are so many chapels. In the Foyer where we stayed, there were two chapels, plus an oratory with the Tabernacle. It was wonderful to have Jesus everywhere...

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, it is the perfect place for a retreat!