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Saint Gildard Convent & Museum

34 rue Saint Gildard, 58000, Nevers, France
+33 3 86 71 99 50
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SMALL BUT WELL DONE MUSEUM

This museum is located within the Espace Bernadette is very well done, though small and admission... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
SoCalOregonian
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Murrieta, California
The tranquil shrine of St Bernadette

I was privileged to attend Mass here and share in the atmosphere of quiet contemplation. I was... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
HughK1956
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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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 200 000 pilgrims from all over the world. Surrounded by a 4 ha park, located right in the town centre of Nevers, Espace Bernadette provides accommodation, meals and activities for a stay or a time of retreat.
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34 rue Saint Gildard, 58000, Nevers, France
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Reviewed 17 May 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

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EspaceBernadette, Accueil at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

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Reviewed 3 April 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

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EspaceBernadette, Accueil et Animation at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 26 February 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

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EspaceBernadette, Accueil et Animation at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

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Reviewed 29 August 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

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EspaceBernadette, Accueil et Animation at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 14 July 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

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EspaceBernadette, Accueil at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 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

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Reviewed 16 May 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

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EspaceBernadette, Accueil at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 30 April 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 .

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EspaceBernadette, Accueil et Animation at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks for your comment. Julitte

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Very solemn place. Attended noon time mass. not crowded. great place to pray and meditate. everyone was hospitable!

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EspaceBernadette, Accueil et animation at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Thank you for your comment. We are happy that you enjoyed the place Julitte

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

The chapel is not elaborate, however, you do get a feeling of solitude. Masses are said all day for different groups of pilgrims coming to visit the chapel. I visited Saint Bernadette in between pilgrim visits and was able to be one with her saying...More

2  Thank Denise B
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EspaceBernadette, Accueil et Animation at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

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

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Though located a great distance from Lourdes, St. Gildard Convent is where the incorrupt body of St. Bernadette Soubirous is located. When in Nevers, you won't miss it as there are signs that lead to it. A lot of people get disappointed when they go...More

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EspaceBernadette, Accueil et Animation at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

Thank you for your comment. Julitte

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Hello, Please visit our web site : sainte-bernadette-soubirous-nevers you can find there our retreat agenda and you can send us a message directly with your details. Thank you Best Regards Greg
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