with Kathleen McGowan and Michelle Anderson

Mont_Saint-Michel

September 24 – October 3, 2014

Join bestselling author Kathleen McGowan for a magical journey to the sacred place that is believed by many to be the last known remnant of Atlantis on Earth. Further, the connection of this land with the Arch Angels is deep, mysterious and mostly unknown outside local sources. Kathleen was working intently on a book about these mysteries with her husband, Philip Coppens, prior to his illness and passing in 2012, and is carrying on his legacy and research in addition to her own. She will introduce you to the legends of Saint Michael when he was believed to be the first King of Brittany, the Atlantean connections to Carnac, and the archangelic and secret Magdalene connections to the Mont St. Michel areas. In true Kathleen McGowan style, you will enjoy an utterly unique and first class experience throughout the trip featuring sumptuous Breton meals at Kathleen’s favorite places to dine as we discuss the days’ excursions and the mysteries that surround them.

Your Hosts on the Journey

KatheenKathleen McGowan is a record-breaking bestselling author whose work has been translated into 50 languages. Her visionary fiction series is based on two decades of research into the contributions of women to history and spirituality and includes the instant New York Times bestseller, The Expected One, and its bestselling sequels, The Book of Love and The Poet Prince. Her latest book is The Ballad of Tam Lin, the sensual retelling of a Scottish fairy tale with roots in ancient mystery school teachings. Kathleen is known internationally for her dynamic public appearances and is a sought after speaker and guest at conferences and on television.

“Since 1995, I have been exploring the mysteries of Sacred France. The journey has been a transformational one through a world filled with magic and mysticism, and steeped in some of the most inspirational stories in human history. Over the years I have shared these mysteries through my books and now I invite you to join me in this land that has been sacred ground for thousands of years.”
– Kathleen McGowan

michelle-andersonMichelle Anderson – Michelle Anderson is a gifted inspirational speaker and leader, radio personality and an emissary for the “Angels of the Sea.” Michelle’s heartfelt mission in life is to Joyfully empower all to connect with Source and embrace our highest expression of ourselves. She creates experiences for people to connect with the angelic realm and with the dolphins and whales (“Angels of the Sea”). As an avid supporter of Indigenous communities, Michelle facilitates group journeys to sacred spaces that lead people back to nature and peace with each other and Mother Earth. She is the founder of “A Circle of Radiant Love.” For more information on her Holistic SOULutions for Personal Growth and Radiant Love Soul Growth Sessions, please visit her website at ACircleOfRadiantLove.com.

Isobel Denham – Activist, humanitarian and gifted folklorist, Isy has been guiding pilgrims through Sacred France for many years and has a broad and inspiring understanding of ancient cultures, the history of the Black Madonna, and the Magdalene mysteries. She was a resident of Brittany for many years and is an experienced guide there. Her knowledge, warmth and generosity of spirit was such an inspiration to Kathleen that Isobel became the model for one of the characters – also named Isobel – in the bestselling The Book of Love.

Itinerary

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (D)

image004We all meet at Charles De Gaulle Airport where we will be escorted to the nearby airport rail station and depart for Rennes train station. There we board our coach for the short ride to Carnac. Time to refresh ourselves before our welcome dinner with Kathleen at our exquisite Breton hotel, Hotel Tumlus, located on and named for the Tumulus hill of the oldest known tomb excavation in Europe. Approximately 10,000 years ago, a mysterious king and his queen were buried here together – their exquisite turquoise and varascite necklaces are on display in the local museum. Overnight in Carnac.

carnacThursday, September 25, 2014 (B, L, D)

A full day of touring Carnac and its surrounding region including the stunning and mysterious initiation center of Locmariaquer. Lunch will be at a charming local restaurant with regional cuisine – and locally made cider! We return in the late afternoon to relax and assimilate before a later dinner at our hotel, with its award winning kitchen. Overnight in Carnac.

Friday, September 26, 2014 (B)

alignmentsAfter breakfast, we depart for a morning tour and visit of the Prehistory Museum in Carnac (where we will see the ancient necklaces of the mysterious king and queen of the Tumulus!). Our afternoon is free for independent exploring of the town and/or beaches, and maybe some local shopping. Our hotel is a short walk from town, and some may choose to book optional spa appointments or relax and assimilate poolside, weather permitting. Dinner on your own as you have a chance to try some of the great local restaurants featuring local Breton cuisine. Kathleen and Isobel will be available to make recommendations, and Kathleen and Michelle will hold an optional discussion at a location to be determined. Overnight in Carnac.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 (B, L, D)

ErdevenWe start our day with an excursion to the very special standing stones near the village of Erdeven. These are stones that Kathleen and Philip have studied at length, and their legends will be shared with you in situ. On our last visit, a group of local elementary school children were brought here while their teachers taught them to “listen to the stones.” Time to spend among the stones to tune in and hear their stories yourself! Afterwards, we will have lunch at a local Crêperie before continuing our afternoon touring. Return to Carnac in the later afternoon for our dinner and overnight.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 (B, L, D)

BroceliandeAfter breakfast we board the coach for our drive through the Arthurian forest of Broceliande to Mont-Saint-Michel. Along the way, we will stop in the magical little Village of Trehorenteuc where the church contains stained glass windows celebrating the legends of the Grail and Morgan le Fey appears in the Stations of the Cross! Into the Broceliande Forest (said to be the lair of Morgan LeFey herself) for a brief visit to the Golden Tree, as well as lunch at Crêperie Le Miroir aux Fée, named for the “Mirror of the Fairies” which is how locals refer to the lake. Late arrival in Mont-Saint-Michel, where, after a bit of time to relax, we have dinner. Overnight in Mont-Saint-Michel at the incomparable local landmark known as La Mere Poulard.

Monday, September 29, 2014 (B, D)

Mont-St-Michel-1This morning, a guided tour of Mont-Saint-Michel village – including entrance to the abbey which once held two black Madonnas. The slender towers and sky-scraping turrets of the abbey of Mont Saint Michel are one of the classic images of northern France. Rising from flat white sands, the abbey sits atop a small island encircled by stout ramparts and battlements, connected to the mainland by an old causeway. It is a tidal island, reachable by car only at low tide! Legend has it that the abbey was founded in the 8th century, when a local bishop called Aubert was visited by the Archangel Michael in a dream; to this day the abbey is still crowned by a gilded copper statue of Michael slaying a dragon, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. The afternoon is free for lunch on our own and time to stroll through the ancient backstreets of Mont Saint-Michel. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

image013Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (B, D)

A free day for independent exploration and to wander along Mont Saint Michel’s narrow streets, browse the shops on the main street, visit the island’s museums, take a walk around the abbey’s ramparts with views over the sands of the bay and enjoy the spectacle of the sea rushing in to surround Mont Saint Michel at high tide, separating the island from the mainland. Kathleen and Isobel will be available to make recommendations, and Kathleen and Michelle will hold an optional discussion at a location to be determined.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (B)

Saint-SulpiceToday we have a full day of travel as we depart Mont-Saint-Michel for the capital of France, Paris, and our accommodations on the famed left-bank.

If we get back early enough, maybe we have some time to visit Saint-Sulpice church with its Chapel of the Angelic Society murals by Delacroix, and the stunning Magdalene Pieta.

The rest of the day and evening are on our own to experience some of the local Left Bank restaurants and their culinary delights. Overnight in Paris.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 (B, D)

parisExperience Paris your own way as various optional excursions are available to you today, with Kathleen’s guidance. Some may choose the Louvre, others the Cathedral of Notre Dame or the Unicorn Tapestries at the stunning Museum of the Middle Ages – or shopping! In the evening, we are off to our Farewell dinner at special medieval style restaurant “Nos Ancêtres Les Gaulois” on Ile-Saint-louis in Paris.

Friday, October 3, 2014 (B)

After breakfast our tour ends. Transport back to Charles De Gaulle Airport.

Tour Includes:

  • Accommodations in first class hotels
  • Hotel service charges and taxes
  • Transportation throughout by rail and coach
  • Portage at hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Additional meals as indicated
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees

 

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Price Per Person

Per Person Double Occupancy: $5,100 by check or money order, $5,300  by credit card
Per Person Single Occupancy: $6,100  by check or money order, $6,350  by credit card

Deposit – First Payment (due as soon as possible in order to ensure a place on the tour)

Per Person Double Occupancy:  $1,700 by check or money order,  $1,770 by credit card
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Per Person Double Occupancy:  $1,700 by check or money order, $1,770 by credit card
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Per Person Double Occupancy: $1,700 by check or money order,  $1,760 by credit card
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