The Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, or Chapel of the Rue du Bac, is a chapel located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris.
The Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal was the place of the supposed Marian apparition to Catherine Labouré. This chapel became a place of pilgrimage very frequented with approximately 2 million visitors per year. It is one of the 10 most visited cultural places in Paris.
This Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is a must-see and a place to visit whether you are a believer or not.
Visit and discover the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, one of the most peaceful churches in Paris, with a local guide.
This extraordinary and beautiful Our Lady of Miraculous Medal chapel is a place of pilgrimage. In this tour you will learn about the history of the miraculous medal and the rosary, as well as how the Virgin Mary spoke to the famous 24 years old Catherine Labouré in a series of three miraculous apparitions at the chapel.
Located at the end of a courtyard next to Le Bon Marché department store, this extraordinary and beautiful chapel is a must-see. It is said that in 1830 the Virgin Mary spoke to 24 years old Catherine Labouré there: “Have a medal struck upon this model. Those who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around the neck.” Therefore, the first Miraculous Medals were made in 1832.
The same year, a cholera epidemic plagued Paris and the medals’ popularity spread rapidly as wearers of the medal apparently found themselves miraculously cured or protected from the deadly disease. Devout Roman Catholics around the world still wear the medal today.
This Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is certainly one of the most spiritual places in Paris.
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City and country of tour: Paris, France