Find out about the Apparition and the message
• Gain an understanding of the story of the Apparition with the help of a volunteer or a chaplain of the Sanctuary - allow 1 hour.
• Visit the important sites in Pontmain : The Barn, Parish Church, Basilica, ( alone or with a guide from the Sanctuary - allow 1 hour 30 minutes )
• Se the “son et lumière” in the Grange -15 minutes.
• View one of the videos presented by the Sanctuary (for adults or children) - allow 45 minutes.
Take part in the Sancturary Prayers
Take part in all or part of the daily prayers arranged in the Sanctuary by the Chaplains or a team of volunteers (see timetable) Daily Timetable
Daily opportunities to meet one of the chaplains for spriritual advice or confession.
Weekdays : 10:15 to 11:00 and 15:00 to 17:00
Sunday : 9:30 to 10:30 and15:00 to 17:00
Take part in major liturgical events
« Events and Dates - important dates »
Each Wednesday in June, special childrens days are arranged
On 17 of each month, a Marian Day is arranged, on the theme of the message of the Apparition.
Follow the “Way of the Cross — Way to Life”
Alone or with the pilgrim’s handbook, follow the Way of the Cross, in the especially beautiful site in the town called the “ Domaine de la Croix”.
Take a beautiful walk,
in the 12 hectare grounds of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Missionnaries, close to the Basilica, crossed by the river La Futaie, with a number of trees to see ( Arboretum)
Visit the Museum Guérin
Pontmain parish priest at the time of the Apparition
Visit the Missionary Museum,
the Mission Chapel
and Macha Chmakoff Exhibition (on the last 7 words of Christ on the Cross)
These three sites behind the Basilica towards the Relais Le Bocage can be visited on request by pilgrims. Managed by the Missionnaires Oblats de Marie Immaculée, the museum helps one gain an understanding of the sense of the universal mission of the Church today.
In the Chapel of the Missions, one can admire the mosaics and stained glass windows created by the master glaziers of the Loire.
On the first floor of the “Bocage”, the permanent exhibition by de Macha Chmakoff, is accompanied by the music of Haydn.
Visit the exhibition about the Witnesses of the Apparition at Pontmain
What became of Witnessess ? (Exhibition : 2 Place de la Basilique - entrance free)
It is possible to ask the chaplains to arrange lectures or presentations on the theme of the Apparition and it’s message.
Visit the Santuary Bookshop and "Souvenirs du Pèlerinage" :
to buy bibles, topical religious books, icons, statues, medals and souvenirs
Le dernier livre du Père Bernard Dullier Recteur du Sanctuaire…