Women of Joy
A Modern PILGRIMAGE
Paris – Mont St Michel – Bayeux
April 23-30, 2022
For centuries, women have left the hustle and bustle of home to seek God.
Travel with an intimate group of soon-to-be friends to Paris and Normandy.
Experience the best of France, enriched with expert local guides and historians, woven together with life-changing biblical teachings that will renew your joy and awaken your purpose.
Who Are We?
WENDY SCHULZ: TOUR DIRECTOR
Wendy, a consummate world traveler, will lead each step of the trip, providing a worry-free week full of unforgettable experiences and relaxation.
AMY CARROLL: SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
Amy, an author and speaker for Proverbs 31 Ministries, will teach biblical lessons with powerful life applications from her book Exhale: Lose Who You’re Not. Love Who You Are. Live Your One Life Well.
Where are we going?
The journey begins in Paris
We’ll spend two days exploring the city with award-winning artists and chefs for a perspective of the city that few encounter.
Mont St. Michel
From Paris we’ll travel to the world renowned Mont St Michel. We will spend a full day exploring the village, monastery, and bay with a local private guide who will share the history of what has made Mont St. Michel one of the most visited pilgrimage sites of Europe.
Chateau D’ Audriau
We’ll journey up the Normandy coast for a three-day stay at the exclusive Chateau D’Audriau. Here we will explore the beaches of Normandy, hearing the untold stories of courageous men and women that led to the Allied victory. We’ll return to Paris for our last night, celebrating a life-changing week at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
What does the daily itinerary look like?
What is the cost?
Eight days / seven nights includes:
- Luxury accommodations
- All tours, admissions, and gratuities
- 15 gourmet meals
- Daily teaching sessions with Amy Carroll
- Ground transportation
- Airport transfers
- Fun, exclusive gifts
- Memories of a lifetime
Price will be released soon
Are you ready to apply to be part of Women of Joy? All guests are asked to fill out our trip application below.
Each application will be prayerfully considered. We want to ensure that this trip is a good fit for each of our guests. After your application has been considered you will be contacted by Wendy Schulz.
If accepted for the trip, you must pay the $1,000 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot.
Based on her book Exhale, Amy Carroll will lead multiple short teaching sessions each day helping us lose who we are not, love who we are, and live our one life well. The last few years have brought worry and stress that has left many of us lacking the Joy the Lord wants for us. Amy will bring powerful biblically-based teachings, guide meaningful group discussions, and help each woman renew her joy and apply these life changing concepts to her own life.
Each of our tours and activities has been hand selected to work in harmony with Amy’s teachings. Whether it is seeing world famous paintings of biblical heroines in a private tour of the Louvre or climbing the stairs of Mont St Michel monastery where woman have pilgrimages to for over 1000 years to seek God, or standing on Omaha beach and reflecting on how you can live your one life well – we know that Amy’s teachings will pair with our explorations in a way that will leave your soul refreshed and your purpose clarified like never before.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How many people will be in the group?
A maximum of 18 guest plus guides.
What are our accommodations?
We will be staying in 4-5 star hotels for four nights and three nights in a luxury chateau–double occupancy with twin beds in each room and private bathrooms. Single occupancy rates are available upon request.
What meals are included?
Daily buffet breakfast with hot and cold food choices. Daily pre-fix dinners of 3-5 courses served with one glass of wine or cider. Vegetarian substitutions available daily. One lunch.
What about transportation?
Airfare is not included, but Wendy is available to help you find the best deal. All group land transportation is included. You will be picked up and dropped off at the Paris airport by a private driver. We will travel between cities in our own coach that includes WiFi and plenty of space.
How much walking is involved? Is this trip handicap accessible?
Unfortunately this trip is not handicap accessible due to our time at Mont St. Michel. Participants should be able to walk 3 miles a day at a leisurely pace and be able to climb stairs. There are 350 stairs from the base of the Mont to the Abby on top. We will take it at a leisurely pace. There are places to rest and get a coffee or other fortification, but there is no way to avoid the stairs.
I’m not an experienced international traveler. Are you going to tell me what I need to pack and bring?
Absolutely! We are going to walk you through every step of preparation including packing lists, passport information, navigating currency exchange and credit card as well as what to do about your cell phone. Through a series of meet ups, Zooms and emails, you will feel confident when you head for Paris. We’re here for you every step of the way!
What additional money will I need?
The vast majority of your expense are covered. You will be responsible for your lunch daily. We suggest budgeting $20-$25 per day. Dinners include one glass of wine or cider. You will be responsible for additional alcohol. You will also be responsible for any souvenirs and snack you may want.
How do I sign up and pay?
Email Wendy Schulz at email@example.com for a trip application a $1000 non-refundable deposit is required. Full payment is due 6 months prior to departure. Check and Credit Cards are accepted.
What Covid procedures will you be following?
We will be complying with all French Covid regulations at time of travel. Wendy will provide updates as we get close to traveling. As a baseline, all travelers should be able to meet the following criteria.
- Fully vaccinated with an EU approved vaccination. Boosters may be required by time of travel. (all US approved vaccines are approved in the EU, if you are vaccinated outside of the US please contact Wendy to discuss).
- Provide a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of departure.
- Take a Covid test prior to return to the USA. Wendy will organize these tests.
- Be willing to wear a mask where required with a joyful spirit. This will most likely include your flight.