France is often called the eldest daughter of the Church, and her communion with Rome goes back to the 2nd century AD. Many places of pilgrimage have grown up in the subsequent nineteen centuries of faith. Some are world-famous, like Lourdes, Ars or Lisieux, while others are less well known. In this comprehensive yet readable guide, practical advice on travel and accommodation is perfectly combined with stunning colour photography and history, to make this the perfect volume to carry with you while travelling through France. Whether you are a pilgrim with a specific destination, or a holidaymaker looking for the nearest beautiful shrine, this book contains everything you need. More than 30 different places are profiled.