Best – The Spiritual Tourism in FranceOctober 26, 2018
INVESTIGATION – Believers or non-believers, more and more French people travel to places of prayer or inspiration. On the occasion of the night of the sanctuaries in France, on October 27, fire on this phenomenon of society.
“The 25th hour.” Thus, and without any cinematographic reference to the two films bearing this title (that of Henri Verneuil in 1967 and that of Spike Lee in 2003) that the association The Cities Sanctuaries of France names the passage at winter time, October 27th. An hour “apart”, as are the more than 40,000 shrines in France: chapels, churches, cathedrals, abbeys, sites consecrated by Christendom, sanctified by apparitions or related to saints. “The 25th hour” is the name of the operation conducted for the second year, aimed at seeing them “differently”.
At 8:25 pm on October 27, the church bells of the seventeen member cities of the association will ring to “give the start of a visit to a jewel of the religious heritage as we never see it”. In Cotignac (Var), the public will be welcomed on the forecourt of the sanctuary “by the brothers of Saint-Jean, who will tell the story of this symbolic place where Louis XIV came on pilgrimage to …