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Saint Gildard Convent & Museum

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Address: Nevers, France

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Peace... it is the right words

I've been dreaming to visit this little town since many years ago. My mother show me her picture with the body of St Bernadette. This year, I arrange my trip to have one day visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I've been dreaming to visit this little town since many years ago. My mother show me her picture with the body of St Bernadette. This year, I arrange my trip to have one day visit from Paris to Nevers where St. Bernadette body laying in her glass coffin. We went to Nevers by train early in the morning and reach... More 

4 Thank Ratnaningtyas
Espace Bernadet... N, Responsable réception at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you to share this beautifull moment with us. Best Regards Greg More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Glorious place filled with prayerful serenity. It was a privelege to sit in the same room with St Bernadette's body, encased in a crystal casket. The little museum is a wonderful place to learn about St Bernadette and her visitations from 'Our Lady' in the grotto at Massabielle. The only problem I had with the visit was that a few... More 

4 Thank Mare170
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I have always wanted to see this famous saint and I was not disappointed. Although you are not allowed to take pictures inside. It was a very quiet place, a solemn experience and really made me pray sincerely.

3 Thank TONARKK1226
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A sight to be seen. To see St Bernadette is amazing. Very peacful. A moving experience. Recommended for anyone with an interest in St Bernadette.

4 Thank debbie2811
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Very humbling to be in such a peaceful and meaningful place for a religious person and for a non religious. The chapel is serene and we arrived at mass time. How fortunate! Special to have mass there.

3 Thank italiandutchmaiden
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

So special to have Mass with St Bernadette. Beautiful chapel. Enjoyed the museum. You could visit the grounds and shop. May consider staying at the Convent next time.

5 Thank bailliesusan
Kajang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My wife and I took a 2-hour train ride from Paris to Nevers for a half day visit to Espace St. Bernadette. It is about 30 minutes walk from train station to the sanctuary which is on a slope of the town. Espace St. Bernadette includes Saint Gildard Convent (where St. Bernadette lived), Chapel ( where St. Bernadette's immortal body... More 

12 Thank SimonKajang
Whitby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We found the convent and museum difficult to locate as there aren't many signs visible from the road. Once inside there is a simple chapel where the body of Bernadette lies. Next to the chapel are the store and museum in and the courtyard there is a replica of the Lourdes grotto.

6 Thank FlyAtNIght
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It's a long way from Lourdes, but such a peaceful place were you can find a moment of peace in this busy world. Truly reflects the life St. Bernadette wanted to live. The relics are in perfect condition, so very beautiful that you can't really describ it.

8 Thank JudyJ J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

In the courtyard of the convent, there is a small souvenir shop, and a replica of the Lourdes grotto where you can light a candle and sit down for a moment. The chapel is beautiful, small and somehow full of magnetic and spiritual energy. I am often creeped out by the display of corpses in glass caskets but Bernadette only... More 

10 Thank Mary P

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