Pilgrimages, religious practices, historical and cultural odysseys, or simply the desire to see a region are among the many reasons that draw people to places of religious heritage, making them the most visited cultural sites.
Chartres, Nevers, Lourdes, Lisieux, Le Mont Saint Michel, Rocamadour, Le Puy en Velay, Paray le Monial, Taizé, Vézelay, Ars, La Salette, Sainte Anne d’Auray, and in Paris, Montmartre, Notre Dame, la Chapelle Miraculeuse : whether it is a Virgin Mary site, a sacred pilgrimage site, a World Heritage site, or a city of art and history, they are all destinations that offer extraordinary heritage to discover and rediscover.
Fans of art, walking and spirituality, follow the trails of religious heritage and discover a three-fold patrimony : architectural, natural and otherworldly.
Some trails lead from one end of France to the other, or even across borders, like the Route of Santiago de Compostela, a World Heritage site.
Others retrace the heritage of a community or a period of history : the Roman art route, the routes of Jewish heritage in Alsace and the Vaucluse, Gothic cathedral tours, mountain chapel tours, tours of minuments in memory of the Protestants battles in the Cévennes and La Rochelle.