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Saint Gildard Convent & Museum

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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The real sleeping beauty

I felt humble and slightly humble when I first stood in the presence of St Bernadette. I am not... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2019
Chris E
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
My Most Blessed 5-Year Anniversary

I had this Strong Feeling to return to visit St Bernadette again after 5 years. The Sanctuary where... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2019
Raymond T
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Cameron, Texas
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Espace Bernadette, where lies the intact body of Bernadette Soubirous will welcome you in the ancient convent where she lived for 13 years as a sister of Charity of Nevers. You will discover a highly renowned shrine visited each year by almost 200...more
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34 rue Saint Gildard, 58000, Nevers, France
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Reviewed June 15, 2019

I felt humble and slightly humble when I first stood in the presence of St Bernadette. I am not catholic, not religious in the sense of a church goer but fascinated in this story and the love and hope that this child gave as her...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Chris E
EspaceBernadette, Chargée d'accueil at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

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Reviewed January 16, 2019

I had this Strong Feeling to return to visit St Bernadette again after 5 years. The Sanctuary where this little Saint lays is indeed a very Sacred Chapel. Praying here is so peaceful and my thoughts were only about what St Bernadette has meant to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Raymond T
EspaceBernadette, Accueil at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

Dear Raymond, Thank you for your testimony. We are touched when people talked about the graces received in Nevers, near St Bernadette. We hope to see you again soon,

Reviewed August 24, 2018

As soon as we saw the incorrupt body of St. Bernadette Soubirous lying so serene in a glass shrine, we were simply entranced. It was an extraordinary experience which one cannot really put into words. This wonderful feeling will have an everlasting and incredible reminder...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Anna Maria M
Reviewed May 16, 2018

This museum is located within the Espace Bernadette is very well done, though small and admission is free. The museum documents Bernadette’s time while at the Convent. You will see her bag and umbrella that she carried when she arrived in July 1866. A chair...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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EspaceBernadette, Accueil at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

I was privileged to attend Mass here and share in the atmosphere of quiet contemplation. I was impressed by the clear sincerity of the elderly priest who celebrated Mass and by the enthusiasm and reverence of the seminarian assisting at Mass. This provides a place...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank HughK1956
EspaceBernadette, Accueil et Animation at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you enjoy your visit.

Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

The museum here is really incredible!You can see St.Bernadette’s clothes which show how poor and tiny she really was!You can also see the chair that St.Bernadette died in.Seeing the incorrupt body of St.Betnadette was such an emotional experience for me as well.She is more beautiful...More

Date of experience: July 2017
5  Thank polkadotpilgrim
EspaceBernadette, Accueil et Animation at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

After visiting Our Lady of Lourdes Sanctuary, our pilgrimage group continued on to Nevers. Here, we were blessed to have our pastor celebrate mass for us in the St. Gildard Convent chapel. Afterwards we took time to venerate St. Bernadette, spent time at the grotto,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank VW49
EspaceBernadette, Accueil et Animation at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

Hello, Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed your time in Nevers.

Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

A moving emotional experience and a solemn place of reverence. Please do not take pictures as it is disrespectful and is frowned upon.More

Date of experience: July 2017
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EspaceBernadette, Accueil at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed your time in Nevers. It is always difficult to refrain people to take picture. We ask them not to, because it is a place of prayer but most of them want to keep "something"...More

Reviewed May 15, 2017

My wife has always wanted to see Saint Bernadette after her Catholic School education, and this was a special place to visit. Amazing that there was hardly anyone there, so nice and peaceful. Our 3 year old still keeps talking about the lady who has...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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EspaceBernadette, Accueil at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

Thank you for your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Julitte

Reviewed April 30, 2017

the convent a chapel are just a fantastic site to see where the body of Saint Bernadette is kept , I was left speechless , a must see while in the area .

Date of experience: April 2017
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EspaceBernadette, Accueil et Animation at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Thanks for your comment. Julitte

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mazzap63
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Sorry for my late answer. We are open every day. I hope you came yesterday.
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Dear Bonnie, To come to Nevers, the best way is by train from Bercy Station in Paris. We are 600 m from the station in Nevers. When you arrive, you can enter the chapell where lies the body of St Bernadette if there is no... More
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