Enjoy a spiritual, mystical tour of Southwest France, the lands of Mary Magdalene, The Cathars and Templars.

Sample Tour and Descriptions

 

Itinerary Mary Magdalene Tours  (ten day tour sample)

With Bart Sharp

 

Enjoy a small, intimate tour (6 maximum) in the heart of one of the world’s most powerfully spiritual places.

Itinerary Mary Magdalene Tours  (ten day tour sample)

With Bart Sharp

 

May  10th -19th  2024

Wednesday, May 8th fly out of USA for overnight travel. Or traveling elsewhere to arrive at Toulouse/Blagnac.

Thursday, May 9th Arrive in the afternoon at Toulouse/Blagnac Airport, check into The Fast Hotel to rest from jet lag. 

***Do not arrive in Toulouse later than 8PM that day.

Day 1 (Friday, May 10th 

Pick up at the Fast Hotel from Toulouse around 10 30 AM. We will enjoy a two-hour drive to the Bugarach area in Southern France with a lunch or pastry break along the way if needed, in Limoux or Couiza. Next check into our rooms in Quillian and then back out for the first tour sites.

We take a quick 15 kilometer trip to the small town of Bugarach  for opening prayers, intentions and activations. We take a short walk to the outskirts of Bugarach to an area that is perceived to be the encampment where Mary Magdalene and the Essines lived (according to Clair Heartsong’s book “Voice Of The Magdalenes.”)

We will also visit an amazing church in the town.

***Bring a water bottle as we be drinking high vibrational water, affirming intentions and activating the energies of the stargate mountain, Pic De Bugarach.

Day 2 (Saturday, May  11th) 

We will take a short drive deeper into the foothills of the Pyrenees to the city and forest of Nebias. Most agree this is the best description of a fairy forest ever seen in France. Enjoy a day trip walking in a maze of forest trails and limestone rocks in the presence of the fairy and angel kingdoms. Words cannot describe it. We will enjoy a picnic in the woods. This is this longest walking day of eight kilometers on an all day excursion. Most of our time will be spent sitting in a forest. Remember to bring some form of mat or pad, water bottle and backpacks to carry your lunch. We buy lunch in Quillian bakery and investigate the Quillian Market for a few minutes.

Early return day around 5 PM or maybe not.

Day 3  (Sunday May 12th) 

Long day. We pick up lunch at the Sunday market in Esperaza and head out for the day’s big adventure and second longest drive. This is a great place to shop so we will likely spend an hour and a half here.

We go into the Pyrenees mountains to visit the town of Tarrascon

where we visit a sacred cave of the Cathars, Grotte De Bethlehem, this is a highly charged cave tapping into deep sources of the inner light (or inner sun) of the earth. Once you have visited, it is easy to understand why this was a sacred pilgrimage site for the Cathars. We eat lunch here and spend two to four hours at this highly powered time doing group healings and individual meditations.

On our way home we will stop by a country church called Notre Dame De Celles, Mother Mary appeared here to a young man and blessed the local spring in a forested hillside, much like the story of Bernadette in Lourdes. The church has a profound presence of Mother Mary and holy water is available for all, equal to the intensity of the water of Lourdes. Bring your bottles as you will want to take this water home.

This church is opened only on Sundays for rosary service, we hope to come around the end of the service around 4:00 PM. The water is always available.

We will be doing Mother Mary prayers while drinking the high vibration water raising our spiritual chi while extending this energy out to our loved ones.

Late return after 6 PM

 

Day 4  (Monday, May 13th) 

We travel to the majestic areas of The Gorge De Galamus and Hermitage De Galamus. Enjoy an easy one kilometer stroll along this beautiful gorge road looking down two to three hundred feet cliffs into the rugged limestone rock streams of The Gorge De Galamus. You will have time to stroll the gorge or spend extra time in this powerful cave/church.

The Hermitage De Galamus is a Catholic Church within a cave on the cliff side of the gorge. This heart opening, cave church has a strong presence of Mary Magdalene, some psychics swear her presence is so strong it must have been one of her ceremonial places.

Enjoy a wonderful cup of hot chocolate or coffee in the concession area at the cave entrance, Great place to buy souvenirs.

If you are afraid of heights let me know due to the gorge.

We visit an old abbey town of Cubieres Sur Cinoble, the last remnants of the abbey is an old Templar based church.

In the afternoon we ride a winding country road to visit a mountain peak fortress of Chateau De Payrepertuse. This well built fortress is a great example of the chateaus of France established in the dark ages. Within the structures are two churches, one of Church of Marie and the other a hill top church of San Jordi. Both churches still embody special powers.

***Or we go to the Rennes Les Bain area for lunch and the sites there instead of Payrepertuse.

Return home around 6PM

Day 5,  (Tuesday May 14th)

We will drive about an hour and thirty minutes in the direction of the coast to the desert area to visit Grotte De Perillos, we will spend the morning hours there meditating in this well lit cave. I suspect this was a place of worship or pilgrimage for the Cathar people. Author of “The O Manuscript” Lars Muhl believes Mary Magdalene did an extended sabbatical here. We will be spending two to three hours here in single and group meditation.

Nearby the caves is Chateau de Perillos, perched on an hilltop over looking the Mediterranean Ocean, some believe Jesus was buried here. A very powerful place for meditations. 

Lunch will be purchased at a local bakery in Estagel or Quillan as we will buy a picnic lunch to dine in the cave, bring your backpacks, jackets and mats. This day will include about 4 kilometers of walking in total.

Late return after 6 PM

*****If there is a day that is changed, this will be the one. We may stay in the Pic De Bugarach area and explore there. This is an amazing cave that facilitate astral travel in the earth, however it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

Day 6 (Wednesday May 15th) 

We travel an hour and fifteen minutes in the Pyrenees Mountains to Tarrascon to visit Notre Dame Sabarts, as I call it “The Church Of Women” due to its strong feminine presence. We will have at least an hour to spend in meditation.

We travel higher up into the Pyrenees to Aix Le Thermes, a ski and spa town to have a large lunch. Around 2PM we go to the spa for two hours. This is an extensive place with 5 different pools, 2 hot saunas and a cold plunge. Bathing suits required. Men need a special kind of trunks, the tight speedos. They sell them there for 10 EU, Woman any bathing suit will do. Cost 20 EU for the spa.

Return between 5 and 6

 

Day 7 (Thursday, May, 16th)

Church Day

We pass thru Alet Les Bains to travel up a narrow winding hill to the tiny village of St Salyvre. A former Roman outpost, former Catholic church and now a spiritual community center. French stories say Jesus died here.  Placing your hands on the alter activates a very powerful energy in the crown chakra and third eye. I feel the presence of Jesus here very strongly. This is an amazing place as it is located at a mountain pass of around 2,000 feet so the views are good.

On the outskirts of Limoux there is the famous Notre Dame De Marcielle; a locally famous church with a holy well of higher vibration and a Black Madonna mysteriously found in a nearby field where the church was built in the eighth century.

If we have time in the morning we will go to St Polycarpe.

To complete the day we travel to Vals an ancient site of worship dating back to possibly 2500 BC, amazing architecture and deeply powerful. Many people perceive a “white light energy” coming up from the earth when they place their hand upon the alter. The church is built into mountain side and is an architectural wonder.

Lunch in Limoux or Mirepoix and spend a little time exploring one of these small towns.

Return around 5 30PM

Day 8 (Friday, May 17th)

Just a short drive away from our tour home is the world famous church of Rennes Les Chateau. The church was used as the setting in the final scene of “The DaVinci Code.” Author William Henry proclaims, “The church is the most powerful energy in the world.” I perceive the church is the intersection of three ley lines and it was likely a place of worship long before the Catholics came in (most likely worshippers of Isis.)

***We will have a guided tour of the church by Sus and Kaj who will give us a deep explanation of the symbology, and energetics of the church.

Afterwards will enjoy a relaxing, longer lunch in Le Jardin De Marie in RLC, a beautiful outdoor restaurant with reasonable but delicious lunches and sheep milk ice cream out of this world. There will be time to shop in a few of the shops in the village as well.

After a late lunch we will go to “Fountain De La Amour” near Rennes Les Bain. Some believe Mary Magdalene did baptisms here. It is a heavenly beautiful place and good for a swim if you like cold water. Otherwise, meditate in a fairy like atmosphere or take some beautiful photos. 

We may do some surprise adventures today, too many options to mention. Prepare to walk in the woods and you may get your shoes dirty.

Return around 5 30-6 PM

Day 9 (Saturday, May 18th)

We will take a short drive in the Rennes Le Chateau area to “The Cave of Mary Magdalene” It is unknown why they are called the Caves of Mary Magdalene, some say she did healings there.  What is more obvious about these caves are they are ancient, it is hard to tell whether they are natural or partially man made (or alien made) by an ancient people. One of the caves has a great feminine presence connecting deep into the source of Gaia. The second cave is more of a masculine energy and is good to find clarity, release and resolution of issues. The third cave has a connection to the cosmos, I call it “The Star Cave” These three caves each have their own distinct presence and possibilities to facilitate transformation . The most popular appears to be the feminine cave where ancient rituals of fertility were likely preformed. It has the most divine feminine presence. A tour favorite and we will spend at least three hours at these caves. There will be time for individual and group energy work.

We eat a late lunch at “Le Fournil De Luc” a pastry, salad and sandwich shop. The desserts are amazing, always leave room for something sweet in this organic restaurant. Great salads.

In the afternoon we will have options, to go to St Polycarpe and visit the town of Alet Let Bain (regional Roman capital dating back to the 3rd century) OR return to Rennes Les Chateau, St Salyvre, Nebias, Rennes Les Bain for The Chair Of Isis or Caves of Mary Magdalene. 

Also if everyone wishes to have a four mile hike we can travel up Pech Cardou (this is cool as it is Mary Magdalene’s mountain and you can channel her there very easily).

Time to pack your bags and relax.

Day 10  (Sunday, May 19th)

A quick visit to Esperaza market to purchase any things not bought from last week and purchase a light lunch.

We go to the town of Serres at the base of Pech Cardou to connect to the spirit of Mary Magdalene in a group meditation. We close the tour in the presence of the spirit of the Magdalene. After meditation we break bread for the last time with a short picnic purchased from the market.

We proceed to Toulouse to be delivered to the hotel or airport around 1-2 PM.

**In general, 

We will visit other locations during the tour and it is hard to predict how many due the speed of the group. The priority is to allow the group the time needed to absorb each site before moving on. I hope to provide time to reflect, activate, group activations or meditate for one to four hours everyday. Sometimes we have time to visit extra minor sites as well.

****Individual Travel Plans Before Of After The Tour: Sometimes in a tour people begin or end the tour in a different way. They arrive from or leave this tour to go on other adventures. This is no problem, I want to make sure I get all of those details planned. So, as you decide I will require a short email summary of what you will be doing or how you will travel. That would be the easiest way to document it (even if you have already told me) and I can put it all together. No hurry, share it when you are sure.

For more information and photos of the tour go to: www.marymagdalenefrancetours.com

All Mornings: We will leave by 9AM. The return will vary from 5PM to 6:30PM.  

My concern is that you receive the maximum experience, it can be intense. It is OK to take a day off or half day to rest at our tour home.

The Fast Hotel, Blagnac, France

Due to jet lag and the various times people arrive and the over-night crossing of the Atlantic Ocean is such a stress I request everyone arrive on May 18th in the afternoon and sleep at the Fast Hotel, (only four blocks from the airport with near by restaurants). I pick everyone up at 10 30 AM and begin the tour. I suggest with departures to book tickets for the morning of May 20th or in the late afternoon/evening of May 19th. I can arrange a reservation for the hotel or you can do so via website. Fast Hotel Blagnac France

**** I know I have presented some days with options and it is good to consider them and think about what is most important from those options. Some of you may have a strong yearning to climb Pech Cardo, see Monsegur, go see the ocean or return to a location. It might be best to think of one option that is the most important and then a second one. I will go by the vote and do my best to get it all organized.

Breakfast and Dinner Foods: I will have all kinds of foods from local cheeses, breads, chocolate, yogurt, local eggs, crossaints and wines. I am working to hire my fave chef of all tours I have led, Johnathan. He chooses the meal selection, all dinners are 3 course meals. Dessert is the third course. I do not mess with a food artist and his craft. He will likely serve a variety of meats, chicken, fish and cheeses for the main course. However if you are a vegatarian, let me know, we may have some vegatarian meals but not all will be. If the entire group is vegatarian of course we will serve all veggies along with eggs and cheese. 

Please note the most cheeses are non-pasturised and breads non-GMO so the quality of the foods are off the charts good for you.

Cost

$2800 USD for the tour. There is a $150 discount if you share a room. Sharing rooms will most likely be necessary. Those who make final payments earliest get first choice of rooms. Please call Bart to register at 512 809 6807 or contact by email at Bartsharp55@gmail.com to arrange a conversation. 

****I wish to talk to everyone before registering to make sure this is the right tour for them.

Pay by PayPal address of heartofturtle@earthlink.net, Venmo address of Bart-Sharp-2 or by check, to Bart Sharp.

Place your deposit of $700 by December 1st 2023 to lock in your spot for either tour and receive a $200 early bird discount.

Final balance is due: by March 15th, 2024. If this is a problem I am happy to talk about it.. Payable through PayPal (heartofturtle@earthlink.net) or venmo (Bart-Sharp-2) or check to:

Bart Sharp

7715 Croftwood Dr.

Austin TX 78749

If you need to pay later, let me know and it has to be done via internet. (not by mail) I have March 15th as the final date because I will depart in late March.

512 809 6807

If you have any questions, please call.

Thanks

Bart Sharp

Places To Visit On The Tour Of Mary Magdalene In Southern France

Most popular sites:

Hermitage De Galamus, Gorge De Galamus, Take a mile walk along a canyon roadway in the gorge to The Hermitage De Galamus. Scenic splendor completed by a church built in the 4th century in a cave by Saint Antone. However, many feel the cave was used centuries before Antone’s hermit establishment. Hermitage is an extremely heart awakening church and it is suspected to be a place Mary Magdalene may have stayed. Feel her presence with a definite strong immersion into the divine feminine.

Cubieries Sur Cin Noble  Templar oriented church and site of a grand old abbey.

Chateau De Payrepertuse, a beautiful Cathar Chateau high on a mountain top (one/third kilometer up) with a wonderful chapel of Mary Magdalene and a second chapel connecting to spirits of creator and heaven. Meditate in the lower level connecting to the lower chakras and earth then activate the crown chakra to spirits of heaven and sky at the top tower. The castle has remained much intact built on a mountain top. Payrepertuse is a wonderful place to experience a large, ancient castle with much of the original stonework. Enjoy viewing a 360 degree panorama of the beautiful French countryside.

Rennes Le Chateau, world famous, the setting in the last scene of the book “Da Vinci Code”. This significant historic site is a most beautiful small chapel in a small community overlooking the small town of Couisa. The lay lines of Pic De Bugarach have a direct connection to Rennes Le Chateau and has been revered as a sacred place of worship for more than 2,000 years.

Pic De Bugarach, one of the twelve major vortexes or stargates on the planet. We will meditate at the base of De Pic.  The Pic has multitudes of ley lines coming out of its base and connecting its energy to a variety of the sacred sites in the area.

Bugarach Church, humble church in honoring Mother Mary in the nearby town of Bugarach and highly energized by the stargate mountain, Pic De Bugarach.

Celtic Stone Circle of Bugarach, there is something magical about this place, not a well developed stone circle but is a sweet natural energy. Is located in the beautiful Communal Forest near Bugarach.

Mount Cardou, legendary feminine counterpart to Pic De Bugarach where Mary Magdalene lead rituals and some say was buried there. Enjoy the subtle energies of this powerful place and feel the presence of Mary.

Rennes Le Bain, spend time in this quaint small, Roman town. Sit on “The Seat Of Isis”, enjoy a hot mineral bath in the River Sals, and drink water from “The Source” a high mineral content spring.

Fountain De Amour, near Rennes Le Bain, sacred pool where legend says was Mary Magdalene’s preferred baptismal spot. Highly energetic in a fairy like setting. A favorite swimming spot for locals who enjoy the cold, salty waters.

Alet Le Bain, Roman town with, most likely, the oldest temple in the area, dedicated to Dianna The Hunter. Also nearby is a wonderful public water fountain of very high vibrational water. Nearby is St Salyvre, a Roman turned Christian church, legend says Jesus died and was buried there.

St Salvyre  Old Roman site and then church where rumoured where Jesus died. Very Profound place.

Notre Dame De Marcielle  Home of Black Madonna of Limoux, discovered in the 8th century. It is a beautifully ornate, cathedral and healing springs.

St Polycarpe  Visogoth church near Limoux with the area’s only aqueduct.

Vals  Ancient site of worship dating back to possibly 2500 BC, amazing architecture and amazingly powerful. Church is built into mountain side.

Nebias Forest, A magical rain forest full of Angelic and Fairy  spirits in a dense forest of trees and green mossy limestone rocks sculptured in intricate mazes making each turn a new, astonishing beauty of nature designs

De Bezu, a Templar Fortress, where legend says held ancient artifact treasures from Jesus via Jerusalem (never to be recovered when the Templars fell). There seems to be an energetic connection between Jerusalem, The Pic De Bugarach and The Bezu.

The Caves Of Mary Magdalene, are three caves, legend says was one of Mary’s residences in her nomadic life. However, these caves appear to be much older sacred places of worship for cleansing of human limitations and for the creation of our dreams. Each cave has special properties with masculine and feminine qualities with the third cave connecting to a higher dimensional consciousness.  A great location to have an individual awakening as each cave can be in a strong environment to have a profound experience. Plant your seeds of manifestation and transformation as pagan residents did hundreds to thousands of years ago.

Perillos, A chateau where legend say Jesus was re-buried.

Cave Of Perillos An ancient cave thought to be where Cathars worshipped. Possible sabbatical sight for Mary Magdalene.

Grotte De Bethlehem  Sacred caves of the Cathars near Ussat and Tarrascon.

Chapelle de Notre Dame Sabarts  Very old church saluting the black madonnas of the area with photographs and a ornately beautiful black madonna as well. There are wonderful shrines dedicated to Mary Magdalene and Saint Anne. Founded by King Charlemagne in 7th century who saw Mother Mary at this site in which he proclaimed a church to be built in her honor.

Notre Dame De Celles Location of Mother Mary citing in 1600’s, very pure energy of Mary and spring water blessed by Mary are of a  very high vibration.

Monsequr, Cathar Chateau of the tragic deaths of 200 Cathars, included on the admission ticket is a free pass to Monsequr museum. Some believe Monsegur is one of the great pilgrimage destinations due to the power of the mountain the chateau sits on. Two major ley lines cross at Monsegur, energizing the mountain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Comments

  1. Denise Callaghan's Gravatar Denise Callaghan
    December 29, 2015    

    Yes! I want to sign up for the 2nd tour, from June 3-June 10!

  2. Michelle L Odland's Gravatar Michelle L Odland
    January 20, 2020    

    I am interested in your tour in June, please forward pricing at your earliest convenience.
    Blessings,
    Michelle

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *