In the prints of Marie-Madeleine…

Travel to meet again and discover your religious and spiritual faith. French Historical Paths’ mission is to accompany you in your quest for inner peace. Take advantage of the present moment and historical riches to let yourself be carried away by the candor of these unique places.

A key figure in the history of Christianity, cross the centuries in pursuit of Mary Magdalene. Also called “the sinner of the Evangelist”, she is a free and mysterious woman. She incarnates, for all Christians, the following faithful of Jesus. Freed from her seven sins by Jesus, she becomes his disciple until her last days. Marie-Madeleine remains a very mysterious and enigmatic character.

Sail through these magical places to discover and let yourself be carried away by the incredible story of Marie-Madeleine. As a witness of the Resurrection, she is called “The Apostle of the Apostles”.

An important female incarnation in religion, follow these steps through the many places of worship and discover the history of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, one of the first evangelists of Provence.

A spiritual stopover

To soak up the atmosphere and this religious history, discover the sanctuary of Saint-Baume. Built within a cave, it is also called Grotte de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. This sanctuary would have served as a hermitage for Sainte-Marie-Madeleine after having evangelized Provence. In a magical and exceptional place, disconnect and enjoy this epic. With a sumptuous architecture, the natural cave is a high place of pilgrimage of Christian Provence.

Discover also the Basilica Saint-Marie-Madeleine of Vézelay in Burgundy-Franche-Comté. High place of pilgrimage, Vézelay is located on the way to Santiago de Compostela. At the top of the Vézelay hill, the Sainte-Marie-Madeleine Basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a wonderful site combining art and history. The crypt of the basilica has an altar especially dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene. It is a total devotion to the latter whose relics are located in the abbey.

In Camargue, follow in the footsteps of Marie-Madeleine and her companions as they embarked on makeshift boats leading them to the Camargue to evangelize Provence.

From the Camargue to Saint-Baume via Arles, Aix en Provence to the alleys of Marseille, discover a mythical pilgrimage that will allow you to rise spiritually and make it a unique journey.

Be an actor of your trip and live the great history of Marie-Madeleine and the Provençal tradition.

© Photo credits : Philippe COSENTINODisdero / Florian Rousselle

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