Traditions of Mary Magdalene in France

Chateau Comtal
Louvre Museum
Paroise Cathedrale
Chenonceaux, France
Chartres Cathedral
Plan-d'Aups Sainte Bome
Sacre Coeur

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May 18-28, 2024


per person, based on double occupancy


per person, based on single supplement


per person, based on triple occupancy

Guided by Kris Kimball

              Tour Includes:

  • Tour guide
  • English speaking tour manager
  • Local guides
  • 4 Star hotel accommodations
  • Deluxe motor-coach transportation
  • Entrance fees to all the sites we visit
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Airport Transfers
  • Listening Receivers

Not Included:

  • Airfare to Marseille and from Paris, France
  • Airline Baggage Fees
  • Meals Other Than Listed
  • Additional Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption Insurance ($313 est)
  • Tips for driver and guides


Day 1

Map of France


Depart from the USA to Marseille, France

Day 2


Arrive in Marseille and travel to Aix en Provence. This is an arrival and jet lag day with time for relaxation or exploration. Aix en Provence is a beautiful city with a history dating back to 123 BC. In medieval times it was the capitol of Provence the region rich in Mary Magdalene traditions. Welcome dinner, overnight in Aix en Provence.

Day 3 


Drive to Saint Baume (Holy Balm), Grotto de Sainte Mary Magdalene, where Mary lived for 30 years, from there we will drive to Basilique Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baum where Mary Magdalene was said to have been buried. After lunch drive to Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, the traditional site of where Mayr Magdalene and others from Jerusalem landed off the coast of ancient Gaul. Overnight in Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer.  

*Note that in order to reach the grotto the group will need to walk 45 min each way.* 

Day 4


Visit Eglise Notre Dame de la Mer, and see the Black Madonna. Visit Mary’s proposed landing site along the sea coast. Travel to Belziers and visit St. Nazaire Cathedral. Drive on to the sacred city of Minerve, and visit the rural site of Notre Dame du Crois in an outlying gorge and river basin in the medieval town of Caunes Minervois. This ancient sacred valley encloses a medieval chapel, beneath which is found a cave and a black Madonna. Travel on to Carcassonne for dinner and overnight.

Day 5


Carcassonne is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its excellent preservation as a walled medieval city. We will begin our day exploring Carcassonne on a walking tour including a visit to Basilica Saint Nazare. You will have a free afternoon to explore and shop in the medieval city. Overnight in Carcassonne.

Day 6


Drive to Rennes Le Chateau, caves of Mary Magdalene, Berenger Seuniere Mueseum and Magdalene Tower. This hilltop village is known internationally; it receives tens of thousands of visitors every year drawn by traditions surrounding a buried treasure discovered by its 19th-century priest, Berenger Seuniere. Overnight in Carcassonne.

Day 7


Drive to Limoux to visit Basilica of Notre Dame de Marceille. Built around a Black Madonna pilgrimage site. Visit Church of St. Salvayre (Holy Saviour) and then on to Alet-les-Bains; a walking tour with a local guide of the village. Exploring the Cathar traditions in this medieval village as well as the site of where Nostradamus lived. Michel de Nostredame was an apothecary, doctor and astrologer. Best known for his book ‘Les Propheties’ published in 1555. Overnight in Carcassonne.

Day 8


Drive to Toulouse for flight to Paris. Tour and see the main sights of Paris, including: the Eiffel Tower, Arc du Triomphe, Champs-Elysees and Sacre Coeur. Overnight in Paris.

Day 9

Notre Dame facade Paris France


Explore the Mary Magdalene sites in Paris; Eglise de la Madeleine, Eglise Sainte Sulpice, view Cathedral Notre Dame and Cluny Museum. All the while looking for clues to her traditions and mysteries found hidden in art and architecture. Overnight in Paris.

Day 10


Drive to Chartres Cathedral; spend the day exploring this sacred pilgrimage site and the Knights Templar site of learning and knowledge. Built in the 13th century, Chartres is one of the most authentic and complete works of religious architecture, complete with its own beautiful labyrinth. Once back in Paris our journey ends with a Farewell Dinner to share stories, and experiences, as well as say our goodbyes. Overnight in Paris.

Day 11

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Transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for our flight back home to the USA.

Meet your Guide!

Kris Kimball

Kris Kimball has been a student of ancient religions, ancient histories and the Hermetic Tradition for the last 10 years. Her study has included on site research in the Middle East, Great Britain, France and the United States. She loves exploring history, mysteries and traditions in person on-site where they took place, it’s the best way to bring history to life and make it real. Kris has taught Gospel Doctrine for the last 6 years in her Church, she is co-host of the Liberty Moms Podcast, and is a presenter at Rod Meldrum’s FIRM Foundation Conference. 

Kris is a wife, mother of 3 and grandmother to 7 amazing grandchildren. She is part owner of Legacy Tours and Travel and loves to travel and explore. Kris calls herself a “Truth Seeker” and loves sharing her passion of history, mysteries and traditions with others.

 Payment Terms:
$300 pp deposit at time of booking
Final payment due 90 days before departure
**This tour is based on a minimum of 20 passengers and max of 45 passengers.

*Rate of Exchange and City Taxes

Legacy Tours are priced to ensure our clients get the most economical price for the tour. In doing so we base our  tour price on the value of the US dollar to the Euro when final payment is made. The published price and rate of exchange for the dollar when published is the marker. If the dollar has decreased when the final payment is due, the cost for the tour may be more than the published price. However if the dollar increases in value when your final payment is due, then you will pay less than the price that is published for the tour.

A number of European cities are likely to increase or impose a new tourism tax in the near future. These taxes may be added without warning. These extra taxes may end up being added to the final cost of the tour or it’s possible you will be asked to pay locally on the spot. Barcelona just recently added a city tax that was between 1-3 EU per night.  This is just to let you know of this possibility.  In any advent you will want to bring some extra Euros to have on hand in case that happens on our tour.