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Joan of Arc, ‘Daughter of God’
-French Pilgrimage-
St Thierry, Rheims, Domremy,
Orleans, Rouen
June 10-20, 2014

“…And when I have made my prayer to God,
I hear a voice that says to me: ‘Daughter of God, go, go, go!
I shall be with you to help you. Go!’And when I hear that voice
I feel a great joy.Indeed, I would that I might ever be
in that state.”

Joan of Arc, referring to her God-sent messengers,
Trial of Condemnation

BTW: For some pilgrimage photos, you can go to our Facebook site here (still much a work in progress!):
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Greetings. God willing, in June 2014, we will lead our eighth pilgrimage to France (our seventh with the spirituality and footsteps of Joan of Arc foremost in our plans). As before, the philosophy we are aiming for on this trip remains one of going back to the essentials, of simplicity, of quality time in some places instead of 'rush-rush' in many. We will indeed see much, but we want to experience the places we visit more as spiritual travelers than as consumers. Indeed, our goal is to first see things through the eyes of believers and/or seekers, and then from other perspectives; such as historical, architectural, sociological, as tourists, etc. Consequently, the maximum number of people we'll take will be 16. More than that would begin to impact the basic philosophy we wish to follow. Before going to the itinerary, here’s a quick glance at Joan of Arc, ‘Daughter of God’. Did you know that …

- she is the most attested person in history up to the 16th century. As Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author of Sherlock Holmes) states, “…next to the Christ, the highest spiritual being of whom we have any exact record upon this earth is the girl Jeanne.”
- at 17 years old, she remains the youngest supreme military commander in history, male or female. Louis Kossuth says: “Consider this unique and imposing distinction. Since the writing of human history began, Joan of Arc is the only person, of either sex, who has ever held supreme command of the military forces of a nation at the age of seventeen.” (Mr. Kossuth(1802-1894)was Regent-President of Hungary in 1849. He was widely honored during his lifetime, including in the United Kingdom and the United States, as a freedom fighter and bellwether of democracy in Europe.)
- those who knew her from childhood frequently described her as “…simple and good, frequenting the Church and Holy places.” And they left us many specific examples of her life while growing up in Domremy. For example: “Often, when she was in the fields and heard the bells ring, she would drop on her knees.” Dominique Jean Waterin, laborer of Greux, Trial of Nullification, 1456
- Even as she was being burned at the stake, she was heard asking for the forgiveness of those who were executing her(reminiscent of Jesus), as well as for her own sins: “She also most humbly begged all manner of people, of whatever condition or rank they might be, and whether of her party or not, for their pardon and asked them kindly to pray for her, at the same time pardoning them for any harm they had done her. This she continued to do for a very long time, perhaps for half an hour and until the end. The judges who were present, and even several of the English, were moved by this to great tears and weeping, and indeed several of these same English, recognized God's hand and made professions of faith when they saw her make so remarkable an end.” Jean Massieu, Trial of Nullification, 1456
- her very specific and consistently fulfilled prophecies were famous even in her own time. “I told them things that have happened, and things that shall happen yet.” Joan of Arc, Trial of Condemnation, March 3, 1431. Mark Twain said, “… There have been many uninspired prophets, but she was the only one who ever ventured the daring detail of naming, along with a foretold event, the event’s precise nature, the special time-limit within which it would occur, and the place―and scored fulfillment.” Mark Twain, Joan of Arc-An Essay, 1896
- she has many parallels and similarities with the saints/prophets of the Bible.
- the same church that burned her at the stake on May 30, 1431 as a witch, canonized her a saint nearly 500 years later (May16, 1920, by Pope Benedict XV). She is now France's Patron saint, and her legacy to both France and the world run deep.

How did this seventeen-year-old illiterate French peasant girl save France from English domination? After all, as you might imagine, woman’s rights were not exactly in the forefront during the 15thcentury. For Joan, the answer was simple: it was all God. During her Trial of Condemnation, she testified that He sent His messengers to guide her, and only through Him was she able to do all she did. Could this be true? After examining all the records available, we believe the best and most logical explanation behind Joan of Arc’s amazing feats and life is indeed found in the God of the Bible working through her. As she said to Charles VII in March of 1429, “I bring you news from God, that our Lord will give you back your kingdom, bringing you to be crowned at Reims, and driving out your enemies. In this I am God’s messenger.”

Itinerary

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Each day we will gather for a short time for prayers/meditation, go over the activities of the day, answer questions, and throw out the Question du Jour for discussion. This time shared together has been one of the highlights for many of the people who have come with us. Having said that…

June 10-11, 2014, 'St Thierry': We will all meet at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on June10, 2014, at a specific rendezvous place to be named later, between 12:00noon-2:00pm. This has worked very well the past pilgrimages. This way, those just arriving from the states will not have to go into Paris in order to link up with the pilgrimage. Also, as some people have expressed a desire to be able to use their frequent flyer miles, and/or to be able to be more flexible before or after the pilgrimage, we've found that it is better for everyone to make their own flight arrangements. Consequently the price has been reduced accordingly to take this aspect into consideration. From there we will depart together and drive immediately to the beautiful Benedictine monastery, Les Benedictines de St-Thierry. This is a very relaxing environment, especially for those who've just arrived from a long flight. We have often begun our pilgrimages here, as it is located in the countryside in the middle of Champagne country, just outside the city of Reims (Rheims in English). Monks or nuns have lived in this peaceful place since the 6th century. The sister's gardens (they grow their own vegetables, fruit and flowers) overlook the surrounding vineyards and countryside, extending all the way to city of Reims and its famous cathedral, some eight kilometers away. Beautiful! The Benedictine Sisters are a very hospitable community. They will serve us our meals while in Reims (the food is simple here, healthy and typically French). For those interested, you may attend some of the Sister's prayer services, and/or hear their soothing singing, in their 12th century chapel. Also, for those interested, we will be meeting with one of the sisters, who will talk a little about their community life of prayer, hospitality and work, and answer any questions you may have. By the end of the pilgrimage we will have experienced four different spiritual communities. They are all very different, but each one is dynamic and joyful in its own way.

While staying at St. Thierry we'll go to Reims for a visit of the famous Cathedral de Reims. This is where Joan of Arc escorted Charles VII for his crowning and anointing. Crowning him would not be enough. Under the French medieval theory of succession, a king had to also be anointed by God before he could truly become king. When finally at Reims Joan told the king, "Noble King, now is accomplished the will of God who desired…that I should bring you to this city of Reims to receive your holy anointing." France is well known for its many beautiful and inspiring cathedrals, churches and basilicas, but this one is exceptional. And we are very fortunate to have an excellent and knowledgeable guide, Jean Claude Gerard, who lives in Reims and speaks very good English.

June 11-14, 2014, 'Base Domrémy-la-Pucelle':There are some great reasons to spend time in Joan of Arc’s birthplace, Domremy-la-Pucelle (meaning Domremy the Maid). For one, it is located in a rural and beautiful part of France. This area is a good example of 'la France profonde'. This means 'the deep France', i.e. the lovely pastoral countryside that few tourists ever see, much less experience. Also, Domrémy-la-Pucelle is a wonderful place to search for both Joan’s roots and her spirituality. And as you might imagine, there is a wealth of Joan of Arc experts living in this area. In the past, they have been very generous to us with both their time and their expertise, and we wanted to take advantage of this again. The people in this part of France have always welcomed us with their own brand of warm hospitality.

We will have a guided visit of Joan of Arc's house. We'll also spend some time at the Fairy Tree location (the tree is no longer there, being cut down in the 17th century) and the "Fountain of the Fevers", where Joan stated she often heard her "voices". This place is still to this day very calming and pastoral. And you'll also have some time to explore on your own.

We have rented gites here (i.e. fully furnished houses) and des chambres d'hôtes (i.e. a kind of French B&B). Actually, there are only three gites located in Domremy itself, and we have rented them all. They are on the grounds of a large two-story house that was built by Napoléon III for one of his mistresses in 1860. They are very nice, with lovely large gardens in the back yard. It is a two-minute walk from there to Joan's house. They have fully furnished kitchens, microwaves, TVs, DVD players, washing machines…it will be a place where you can relax and feel at home. Our group get-togethers will often be held in one of these gites. In general, gites provide a marked improvement over a hotel.

A little about French food is in order here. The French are of course known for their good food and wine. And for good reason. Charles de Gaulle said, "How can you govern a country with 365 different kinds of cheese?" However…when you eat a "real" French lunch or dinner in a restaurant, you must count on being there 2-3 hours. It's a nice way to relax, eat well and enjoy each other's company. While in Domremy, we will be spending some of our meal times in such an atmosphere. l'Accueil du Pélerin, i.e. 'The Pilgrim's Welcome', is a restaurant out in the countryside, on a hillside (a beautiful view!), just next to the Basilica erected in honor of Joan, and a stone’s throw to where the Fairy Tree was. It is run by the Sisters called les Travailleuses Missionaires (the Working Missionaries). They create a joyful atmosphere, and the food is very good. Their lovely singing at the end of the meals has been greatly appreciated by all who have come with us.

However, ATTENTION! (WATCH OUT!) If you have two full meals in a restaurant per day, and a petit dejeuner (breakfast), your day will be reduced by 4-6 hours just sitting in a restaurant. We feel there are too many other interesting and important things to take advantage of in France besides just the food experience. That's where the traitteur comes in. When there are interesting activities coming up, and time is of the essence, then we will take advantage of a traitteur (kind of a French delicatessen who specializes in daily fresh dishes…it is often very good!). For times such as these, we've already prepared the menus with these specialists, and arranged for them to deliver to us. This way, we believe we will have the best of both worlds: good fresh French food, and the flexibility of eating at home, perhaps a picnic, etc. We'd like to note here that unlike the vast majority of tours, most of the meals (i.e. 82% of all meals) are covered in the price.

Our day trips from Domrémy include: Vaucouleurs, la Chapelle de Bermont and Bauffremont. Just a word on each of these day trips:

Vaucouleurs - After first convincing the Captain of Vaucouleurs that she was God-sent, Joan was sent from this small town to go see Charles VII, the legitimate king. We have a very good guide there (Nathalie Merlet-she works at the city Tourist Office, and is very knowledgeable about Joan of Arc history). She will be answering questions and explaining things to you in English. Among other things, we'll visit la Porte de France through which Joan left on her way to see the King, and the chapel where Joan was often praying (we even know where she was kneeling).

La Chapelle de Bermont - Joan often went for prayer to this simple chapelle, still located in the woods close to Domrémy. It is a lovely, quiet, countryside atmosphere. Mr. Olivier is the President of the Association of Bermont, and will be there to greet us and explain (we'll be translating) the fascinating story of Bermont, and the images they have recently uncovered there. These images have been dated to shortly after the death of Joan and the belief is (for very good reasons, we think) that these are actually drawings of Joan of Arc by those who knew her at that time: the monks of the Chapelle de Bermont.

Bauffremont - The sumptuous meal at Bauffremont, and wonderful people we have shared it with, have certainly been a highlight for many of our former pilgrims. The ruins of this castle sits on a hillside, overlooking a large beautiful valley, full of history. The Prince and Princess de Bauffremont are indeed a real Prince and Princess. However, even though descendants of royalty, they are both very kind and down to earth. Their family history is amazing. Here are just three examples:

1) One of Joan of Arc's godmothers comes from their family.

2) Le Château de Sully-sur-Loire, the same one we will be visiting while in Orleans (see below), was owned by their family for many years. The maternal grandmother of the Prince was the last descendant of the Counts/Lords of Sully, and eventually sold the castle to the town of Sully-sur-Loire.

3) The Shroud of Turin was located at their castle during 1412-1413, and so interestingly enough, was there during Joan's birthday of 1412!

June 14-17, 2014, 'Base Orleans': (from Domremy about 5 hours by car). Once there, we'll check in to our home for the next 3 days, a religious community run by a young group of sisters. This will be a welcome respite from the 'big city' of Orléans. We are very thankful that Les Soeurs Apostoliques de Saint-Jean have agreed to welcome us. We take this as a privilege, as they don't accept everybody.

You may participate in prayer services with them if you like. You can choose which one you might want to attend. They have very short services, and also longer ones (as short as 15 minutes, and as long as 60). They have 6 different prayers services each day. Some are in silence, some are singing the psalms in French (singing not mandatory!). The sisters tell us that "they feel that God is truly blessing them by our presence".

The accommodations there are simple and provide all the necessary essentials. Most are single rooms, but not all. Each room has a twin bed, a desk, a chair, a sink, a place to hang your clothes. We won't be surrounded by material luxury, but rather the luxury of things we may have forgotten… simplicity, peaceful surroundings, silence and big restful gardens. While in Orleans we will not be always be eating there, but the meals we do take there will be simple, healthy and tasty; home-cooked by the sisters.

BTW, if you speak some French, your experience in France will of course take on an added dimension. However if you don't, this is not a problem. Most people who have come with us don't speak any French at all. We will be translating for most tours, activities etc. (FYI-Catherine is French, and Chris is American, and both speak French and English fluently).

We will be doing some day trips while here in Orleans, and for those interested there will be opportunities to dig deeper into French life and history. Our day trips here include:

-the great Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans (i.e. Cathedral of the Holy Cross of Orleans). Immediately after the battle of Orleans was over, Joan went here to give thanks to God for their great victory over the English. Pere Girault (the rector, or head priest), and his assistant Dominique, have been very kind in giving us some personal tours of the Cathedral, and we are hopeful he'll be able to do the same this time.

-the Château de Sully-sur-Loire is a fairy-tale like castle. As we saw above, the Prince and Princess of Bauffremont have a very interesting history and connection to this castle, as did la Tremouille, one of Joan's biggest enemies in Charles VII's royal circle. Joan spent a couple of months here just prior to being captured. Weather and circumstances permitting, we will have a French picnic lunch on the Loire River, overlooking this castle. It's truly a site to behold. You'll also have a tour of the castle (Catherine and Chris will not be going on this castle tour).

- St-Benoit-sur-Loire. This still active Benedictine monastery was founded around 630 AD and St Benedict's remains are still there to this day. Much history has been recorded at St Benoit. Joan of Arc and the French Revolution both passed through here, but their visits could not have been more different. Charles VII, while on the way to Reims for his anointing and coronation, and accompanied by Joan, came peacefully through on June 21-22, 1429. The French Revolutionaries of the 18th century, on the other hand, passed through St Benoit pillaging and destroying. Today a community of approximately 40 monks resides within its walls. They still follow the Rule of St Benedict, and sing Gregorian chants during some of their short services, one of which we will attend.

June 17-19, 2014, Chartres, then on to ‘Base Rouen’ (from Orleans to Rouen about 2 ½ hours). Leaving Orleans we will head towards Rouen, but we'll make one stop on the way: the famous cathedral of Chartres. Since it is directly on our way, we could not in good conscience pass this by. It is certainly one of the most beautiful cathedrals in France, known the world over for its exceptional blue stained glass windows. The majority of these stained glass windows are the originals from the 13th-14th centuries. The architecture has seen only minor changes since the early 13th century. All in all, it is in an exceptional state of preservation, and is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Since at least the 12th century the cathedral has been an important destination for travelers – and remains so to this day, attracting large numbers of Christian pilgrims, many of who come to venerate its famous relic, the Sancta Camisa, said to be the tunic worn by the Virgin Mary at Christ's birth as well as large numbers of secular tourists who come to admire the cathedral's architecture and historical merit.

After Chartres, we continue on to Joan’s final earthy resting place, Rouen. Here we will be staying at a monastery called "La compassion" Centre Mambre, and run by the Sisters of Compassion. This monastery is lovely, up in the hills, outside of the city of Rouen, with nice gardens, providing a quite atmosphere with the sounds of birds and lambs drifting through the air. You may attend a service of the sisters here if you like. Each service lasts about 20 minutes.

Again, we are fortunate to have a very good professional guide, and great admirer of Joan of Arc, Jacqueline Prevost, to steer us along on this part of the pilgrimage. She is a long-time resident of Rouen and speaks good English. We will visit Le Donjon, Tour Jeanne d'Arc (where Joan was threatened with torture), l'Eglise Sainte Ouen (where her adjuration took place), la place du vieux marche (where she was burned at the stake), and l’Eglise Sainte Jeanne d'Arc - the Saint Joan of Arc Church (the church built there in her honor). The head priest of this church, Pere Potel, is a delight, and speaks fluent English, having lived in the states for 2 years. We will have him with us for dinner at the monastery one evening, to speak to us and answer any questions you may have.

June 19-20, 2014, Paris-CDG airport: Our last night will be spent near Paris, in a hotel next to Charles de Gaulle airport. There we'll have our farewell dinner in a small family restaurant on June 19.

The next morning, after breakfast, for those interested, you can take the free shuttle to the airport (i.e. Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport) to catch your flight home. Or for those planning a longer stay in France/Europe, it could also drop you off at the train or subway station. Both are also located at CDG airport.

FYI, on all of our previous pilgrimages we have stayed very close to our detailed itineraries. However, please keep in mind that this itinerary is meant to be a guideline, not one carved in stone. Once in France, we reserve the right to make any changes that we may feel, at the time, would be best for the group, and we encourage people to be flexible in their approach to the pilgrimage.

-Your travel hosts, guides, translators, and fellow pilgrims are Chris Snidow and Catherine Henon-Snidow.

1. Catherine Henon-Snidow: Born in the north of France. A social worker in France, she met Chris at Taize, France. She later moved to the USA and married Chris. She became a Registered Nurse, and is currently teaching Nursing Aide students in Dallas. Speaks French and English fluently, and some German. She loves, among other things, sharing a good meal with friends, gardening, walking, bicycle rides and reading.

2. Chris Snidow: Born in W. Virginia. Professionally played drums, guitar, and piano in bands in Texas, California, France, Holland, and Northern Africa. Composer-producer of several critically acclaimed CDs. His last CD (Jeanne d'Arc, Prophetie et le Dieu de la Bible, i.e. Joan of Arc, Prophecy and the God of the Bible) comes from the Sound and Light show performed in 2007 at the Basilica dedicated to Joan of Arc in Domremy. A DVD slide show (images, text, music and sound) also came from this performance. His book entitled: Joan of Arc and the God of the Bible, was released in 2006, then in French in 2009, and the updated edition, Joan of Arc and the God of the Bible-Revised and Expanded Edition 2013, has just come out. He is currently a Registered Nurse. Speaks English and French fluently, and some Dutch.

They have led seven previous pilgrimages to France: in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, and two in 2012. They are active members of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX . See Testimonials on web site for feedback from previous pilgrims, and contact information for some of them:

www.pilgrimwitnesses.com

Please feel free to contact us for any questions you may have:

Chris and Catherine Snidow
cowrind@sbcglobal.net
Telephone: 214-327-4579

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-Joan of Arc, Daughter of God-
French Pilgrimage, June 10-20, 2014
(St Thierry, Rheims, Domremy, Orleans, Rouen)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Price: $3,749.00

Payment, refunds and cancellation fees: A $350.00 per person deposit is required for registration. Full payment, including single room supplements if applicable, is due postmarked no later than March 1, 2014. If full payment is made later than March 1, 2014, a $200.00 Full-Payment-Late-Free will be added on the trip price. The deposit is non-refundable, except in event of the trip's cancellation.

Single accommodations may be available (there are a limited amount available) for a supplemental charge of $514.00, which provides single room accommodations throughout the pilgrimage. A $50.00 per person deposit is required for single room registration. First come first served for all single accommodations.

We reserve the right to cancel this trip due to inadequate registration that makes this trip economically unfeasible for us to operate, though we would inform you of this at the latest by April 21, 2014. In such a case, we would refund to you the TOTAL TRIP COST. However, we are not responsible for additional expenses incurred by participants preparing for the trip (e.g. clothing, equipment, medical expenses, etc.). Participants are responsible for unanticipated price increases which result from a significant devaluation of the U. S. dollar, or significant gasoline increases. In an effort to maintain lower costs, credit cards will not be accepted. No refunds can be given once the trip begins, or for any meals, lodging, activities, or any other services not used. Travel insurance is recommended. Your current health insurance should be checked for coverage abroad.

If you cancel:

From March 1, 2014-April 3, 2014 then you forfeit 25% of total cost of the trip price.

From April 4, 2014-April 18, 2014 then you forfeit 50% of total cost of the trip price.

From April 19, 2014-May 8, 2014 then you forfeit 75% of total cost of the trip price.

From May 9, 2014-June 10, 2014 then you forfeit 100% of total cost of the trip price.

We reserve the right to make any schedule or itinerary (and price) changes due to unanticipated circumstances.

NOTICE: Except for willful negligence by Chris Snidow and Catherine Henon, we accept no responsibility for loss or injuries of any nature, regardless of their cause.

WHAT IS INCLUDED ON THIS TRIP:

1) Transportation costs while on this trip in France, with the following exceptions:

a) Air fare to and from Paris, France.b) Participants are completely responsible for meeting group at Charles de Gaulle airport on June 10, 2014, between 12noon-2pm, at the designated place.

2) All sleeping accommodations (double rooms) at religious community, gites, and chambres d'hotes.

3) Twenty-four out of twenty-nine meals are included (82%).

4) All admission fees for: Tour Jeanne d'Arc of Rouen, Chateau-de-Sully-sur-Loire, the birthplace and home of Joan of Arc in Domremy, the Joan of Arc Center in Domremy, the guided visit of Vaucouleurs.

5) Also included are all meetings and/or conferences with various scholars, experts, and/or historians of Jeanne d'Arc and her times throughout the pilgrimage.

-This tours requires a blend of adventuresome spirit, physical fitness, walking ability and mental alertness, and a capacity for accepting situations as they exist and not, necessarily, as we would find them in America. We regret that we are unable to accept requests for special diets or itinerary variations. Disabled travelers requiring special attention or treatment while on tour must be reported when reservations are made. A companion who is able to provide the required assistance must accompany any person who is unable to travel independently or who needs any type of assistance.

-Due to limited vehicle storage capacity, each tour member is permitted only two pieces of luggage. The size of the "suitcase" we recommend is: 9" X 22" X 14". The size of the "carry on" bag is:

17" X 10" X 10". This is the size of our own baggage, and allows us to also take them with us on the plane. [NOTE: If you have ever had the airlines lose your luggage, as we have, you will appreciate being able to keep them with you.]

-Chris Snidow and Catherine Henon do not assume any responsibility for loss or damage to baggage or passengers' belongings.

-Chris Snidow and Catherine Henon reserve the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour/pilgrimage, or to require any participant to withdraw from the trip at any time who presents a significant risk to the health or safety of himself or others which can not be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by Mr. Snidow and Ms. Henon's reasonable accommodations.

CONTRACT AGREEMENT

Joan of Arc, Daughter of God
-French Pilgrimage of June 10-20, 2014-

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ASSUMPTION OF RISK

I, ________________________, fully understand that participation in a tour group (also known as a PILGRIMAGE or RETREAT) that will be traveling and staying in France for up to 12 days exposes me to certain INHERENT RISKS, including, but not limited to, transportation accidents (such as an accident in a vehicle). I fully understand that these risks include but are not limited to loss or damage to personal property, injury or fatality due to collision with a vehicle, equipment failure, whether or not caused by the negligence of a tour leader, or illness. Nevertheless, I wish to engage in this tour travel in France (a/k/a PILGRIMAGE or RETREAT), and I AM WILLING TO TAKE COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY AND TO ASSUME ALL RISKS OF INJURY, ILLNESS OR DEATH, whether foreseen or unforeseen, that may befall me as a result of my participation in these activities, specifically the Tour in France: Joan of Arc and Prophecy being conducted June 8-20, 2012.

RELEASE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE

Therefore, as consideration for being permitted to participate in this travel tour in France, I hereby agree that I, my assignees, heirs, and legal representatives RELEASE CHRISTIAN C. SNIDOW AND/OR CATHERINE M. HENON, their agents, employees and representatives from any and all liability arising from any and all actions, claims or demands that I, my assignees, heirs or my legal representatives, may hereafter have and that I, my assignees, heirs, and legal representatives will not make a claim or demand against CHRISTIAN C. SNIDOW AND/OR CATHERINE M. HENON, their agents, employees and representatives for PROPERTY DAMAGE, ILLNESS, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH arising from my participation in any tour and/or travel activities, and any activity related thereto, including transportation of any kind while in France, regardless of whether such property damage, illness, personal injury, or death results from THE NEGLIGENCE OF CHRISTIAN C. SNIDOW AND/OR CATHERINE M. HENON (but not their reckless, willful, or fraudulent conduct), and/or from ANY DEFECT IN EQUIPMENT AND/OR VEHICLES USED DURING THIS TOUR.

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I agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD CHRISTIAN C SNIDOW AND CATHERINE M. HENON HARMLESS with respect to any claim made against them by any other person or any third party that relates to my participation in travel in France and/or any tour related activities that would be covered by the Release and Covenant Not to Sue if made directly by me.

This agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with the law of the State of Texas.

 

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