PILGRIMAGE OF FATHER CHARLES DE FOUCAULD

Program

8 Jours / 7 Nuits

Day 1, Algiers/Bechar/Taghit :

Arrival at the airport, welcome and transfer. Lunch. Afternoon, continuation to Béchar, arrival at the evening. Transfer to Taghit, dinner and night.

Day 2, Taghit /Beni Abbes 140 km:

Forenoon, visit of the old ksar. Visit of the palm grove, climb of the dune, Lunch. Afternoon, departure for Beni Abbès. Settlement in the accommodation place.

Day 3, Beni Abbes :

Early wake-up to admire the sunrise from the dune. Visit of the old ksar of Beni Abbès where Charles De Foucauld settles after having been ordered priest in 1901. Visit of the palm grove, City tour and Lunch. Afternoon, visit of the hermitage of Charles de Foucauld and mass. Dinner and night.

Day 4, Beni Abbes / Timimoun 385 km :

Forenoon, departure for Timimoun through the great occidental Erg. Settlement and lunch at the accommodation place. Afternoon, visit of the old ksar. Visit of the gardens of Gourara. Return to the residence place, dinner and night.

Day 5, Timimoun /El Golea :

Forenoon, departure early in the morning for ElGoléa. Traditional lunch at the typical inhabitant at El Goléa. On the afternoon, remembrance on the grave of father De Foucauld. Mass at the church of St-Joseph. If time permits, visit of the lake.

Day 6, El Golea / Ghardaia :

Departure very early in the morning to Ghardaia, visit of the city and the market. On the afternoon, visit of BENI ISGUEN and its floor market, meeting with the bishop and the White fathers of Ghardaia.

Day 7, Ghardaia / Algiers :

Forenoon, transfer to the airport for Algiers. Afternoon, visit of the basilica of Notre Dame d’Afrique (celebration of a mass) and the Bastion 23. Trip in the city, dinner and night.

Day 8, Algiers :

Forenoon, visit of the Casbah of Algiers. Visit the museum of Bardo. Lunch. Transfer to the airport.