In 1830, saintly Catherine Labouré was said to have seen a vision of the Virgin, who told her to cast a medal that copied her appearance - standing on a globe with rays of light appearing from her outstretched hands. This kitsch chapel - murals, mosaics, statues and the embalmed bodies of Catherine and her mother superior - attracts two million pilgrims every year. Reliefs in the courtyard tell the nun's story.
Chapelle de la Médaille Miraculeuse
|Venue name:||Chapelle de la Médaille Miraculeuse|
Couvent des Soeurs de Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
140 rue du Bac
|Opening hours:||7.45am-1pm, 2.30-7pm Mon, Wed-Sun; 7.45am-7pm Tue|