If you are looking for a hotel near the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Welcome Hotel is perfect for you! Many guests choose our hotel because it is less than a 15 minute walk from the religious building, or at 1 metro station only.
The Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal was built in 1813 and blessed in 1815. It owes its notoriety to St. Catherine Labouré who has seen the Blessed Virgin three times. Born in 1806, Saint Catherine Labouré, felt very early the call of religion but it is only at the age of 24, that her father agrees to let her integrate the Daughters of Charity. A few months after her arrival, she leaves for a seminary in Paris in The Chapel located rue du Bac.
On July 18, 1830, after having prayed to see the Virgin, she was awakened at 11:30 pm by the voice of a child: “The Blessed Virgin is waiting for you”. The young woman follows the child: “Here is the Blessed Virgin”. At these words, she sees the Virgin Mary sitting in an armchair and approaches to put her hands on her knees. On November 27, 1830, it is in the Chapel, at 5:30 pm that Saint Catherine Labouré sees the Virgin, under the painting of Saint Joseph. During their talk, Mary asks the woman to create a medal, of which she gives her the model. In December 1830, the last apparition of the Virgin is behind the altar: “You will not see me anymore”. On January 30, 1831, the seminary came to the end and Saint Catherine Labouré joined the Hospice Community of Enghien where she remained until her death on December 31, 1876.
Since then, The Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal receives visitors from all over the world. Many of them stay at Welcome Hotel, a 15 minute walk from 140 rue du Bac. In addition to its location, the hospitality, simplicity, comfort and value of the hotel make it an ideal choice. Book now a hotel near The Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal!
The Chapel is open every day from 7:45 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm except on Tuesday when it is open all day long. You will find more information on the official website.