The Black Madonna Tour

Initiation into the energetic and healing qualities of the Black Madonna of France

During this tour we explore the energetic qualities of the Black Madonna in churches and cathedrals of the Auvergne region of France, where she is frequently found. It is a beautiful region of ancient volcanoes, healing springs, megaliths, and high spirituality.

You will experience a big opening of your first chakra during this tour, because the Black Madonna is firmly connected to the earth, healing, and life. Many of her special places were in the beginning, places of healing. During your visit to the churches of Thuret, Orcival, and the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Puy, you will have an opportunity to experience first hand, her healing energies.

Our tours are for special people:

You know who you are.

Our tours are not for random travelers. They are for those of you that have an intuition that reality is not just what you see. That it is something much more profound.

We will introduce to you a new paradigm of understanding sacred places beyond our five senses. The Black Madonna Tour is the beginning of an initiation process for you. This tour is for you special people who want to experience another reality beyond the five senses.

These travels are for you special people who want to assume a new paradigm of the initiates of old, who knew there was something beyond, another way to access spirituality.

As your doorway inside, The Black Madonna Tour will demonstrate the actual reason behind the creation and purpose of these magnificent sacred places.

This tour is not a tour to take photos, learn some history, and travel to the next place to do it all over again. If you are expecting a typical travel agency tour, this is not for you.

During our travels, of course, you will see amazing sights, taste the wonderful local gastronomy, and bring home souvenirs of your travels, but if you are ready, you will experience an opening to a new vision of reality and perception of sacred places.

Le Puy en Velay

The Black Madonna

Le Puy en Velay is one of the first sanctuaries dedicated to the virgin and is a famous pilgrimage site. It is also the beginning point of the Compostela Trail in France.

The oldest statues of the Black Madonna were wooden reliquaries containing relics of the virgin. They were either painted, covered with precious metals, or clothed in robes that could be changed with celebrations and feasts.

The Bishop of Auvergne, Etienne II is credited with the idea to place the relics of the virgin inside her statue and cover them with gold.

The original Notre Dame de Puy was burned during the Revolution, and one testament noted she had a hole in

her back with a parchment containing the relics of the virgin. The Black Madonna that we see now is a copy of the original.


Healing the energy system

The First Chakra

The importance of a healthy root chakra can not be underestimated. It is the very foundation for not only a healthy body, but for a deep spiritual connection. Your roots need to be deep before you can go up.

During each visit with the Black Madonna, you will have the opportunity to deepen this vital connection to the earth, something necessary for vitality, health, and being present.

Having an open and balanced root chakra creates a solid foundation for the opening of all your other chakras, something that you will experience during this tour.

The Church of Thuret

Healing Energies

The Black Madonna is often times linked with healing energies. One famous one is the Black Madonna of Thuret. One of her healing abilities is to cure cancer. Interestingly enough, there is a menhir inside the pillar that she is placed in front of.

The traditional place for the Black Madonna was down in the crypt, which makes sense because their energies are so connected with the earth and the first chakra. But in modern times, some of them are making their way upwards into the light of the church.

Romanesque Churches of Auvergne

The Great Five

The region around the Puy de Dome is home to what is called the five great Romanesque Churches in Auvergne.

Notre Dame d'Orcival dates back to 1170, with its famous healing Black Madonna.

Saint Austremoine d'Issoire Abbey from the 11th century has a mysterious 13th sign of the zodiac and absolutely gorgeous inside.

The small Church of St. Saturnin dates back to the 12th century and and has its own Black Madonna.

The Church of St. Nectaire, built in the 12th century, sits above the little spa town with its Black Madonna inside.

The Cathedral of Notre Dame du Port in Clermont-Ferrand was built in the 10th century.

Saint Nectaire Fromage - Photo by Romary - Wiki


Cheeses from the Region

Enjoy the dégustion of local cheeses during our tour. France is famous for their cheese and local ones include: St Nectaire, Cantal, Bleu d'Auvergne, and Rochefort Montagne.

It will be hard to pass up tasting the fromage de Saint Nectaire during our tour. It has a soft and creamy flavor with a hint of hazelnuts. It was traditionally made by women and was a favorite in the court of Louis VIX.

A famous quote by Legrand d'Aussy decribing his visit to Auvergne is that "If someone wants to treat you to a feast, there is always going to be some Saint Nectaire".


What people say about our tours:

"When I stood in the center of the Crucuno Solsticial Quadrilateral (there, I said it!), I felt such a sense of balance and integration and belonging and rightness that I can't adequately convey it with words.

Using words, however inadequate, I will say I felt included in and inclusive of the whole universe. I felt at the center of All. It was one of the most profoundly beautiful feelings I have ever experienced. I felt soft, expansive, no resistance, at zero point, in complete harmony with All. That's the best I can do with words. And, these words are nowhere adequate to

the experience. Basically, in a nutshell, I felt HOME, and like I never wanted to leave that feeling again. I believe this is our natural state!

My profound thanks to Dominique and Karen for the unique experiences you afforded me. I have all those wonderful and unique experiences downloaded and catalogued within me to call upon (recall) when I wish to re-experience any of the myriad pristine energy frequencies I interacted with.

This truly was a magical mystery tour. And, as a bonus, I have learned a lot about working internally with my main chakras (especially the crown!) and have incorporated that knowledge into my internal energy work.

And, the food was good too!  Thanks for everything.


Magical Brittany Tour, June 2019

Reasons to join us:


Learn geometric and energetic secrets used by the Master Builders.

This unique knowledge is known to only a few and you will be one of them.

You will then be able to take your new skills everywhere.


Learn how churches can balance and align your chakra system.

You will discover many hidden points of healing in each wonderful place we visit.


France is a land connected to the senses.

The pleasure of food is a big part of French culture and our tour.

It is our pleasure to share some French gastronomy with you.


May 16 – 24, 2022

During our all-inclusive 9 day, 8 night Black Madonna Tour, we will visit many wonderful cathedrals, churches, and abbeys exploring the mysteries of the Black Madonna.

Raise your vibration, open your first chakra, align your energy system, and tune into the energy of each sacred place with greater and greater awareness as we travel along the path of light.

Day 1

Pick up from Le Puy en Velay Train Station. Plan your arrival for the afternoon.

Your first french cuisine experience begins with our welcome dinner together in town.

The city is enchanting and you will fall in love with the all wondrous sites in this pilgrimage place dedicated to the Virgin.

Overnight in Le Puy en Velay

Day 2

After breakfast we walk to the Notre Dame de Puy Cathedral for our first encounter with the Black Madonna.

After spending the morning in the cathedral we will eat lunch nearby, then walk to see the famous St Michel d'Aiguilhe chapel perched on top of an ancient cinder cone. We will also explore the Chapel of St Clair. Dinner in town.

Overnight in Le Puy en Velay.

Day 3

Today we travel to see the the beautiful Basilica of St Julien in Brioude. The stone floors are full of beautiful mandala-like designs.

You will experience walking along chakra path, opening and balancing your chakras along the way.

A visit to the Closter of Laudedieu rounds out the day and we then check into our hotel of the next six nights.

Overnight in Pérignat de Sarliève.

Day 4

Be prepared for a strong energy day. The little churches of Nonette and Mailhat have wonderful Black Madonna energies.

After lunch, we drive to see the church of St Saturnin, on the five great Romanesque churches of Auvergne and the menhir of Fohet with special golden energy.

Overnight in Pérignat de Sarliève.

Day 5

Today is a full day exploring the ancient village of St Nectaire, which dates back to neolithic times. The famous creamy St. Nectaire fromage (cheese) is from here.

Visits to the Romanesque church, waterfalls and dolmens are all something to look forward today.

Overnight in Pérignat de Sarliève.

Day 6

We are visiting the healing Black Madonna of Thuret this morning. Next is the church of Marsat with its Black Madonna with effervescent energy.

In the afternoon we visit the energy-cleaning Abbey of Mozac and the Basilica of St. Amable in Rion.

Overnight in Pérignat de Sarliève.

Day 7

The magical church of Orcival with its famous Black Madonna is one of the most ancient Marian sites. It is probably the best of the five great Romanesque churches in Auvergne.

After lunch we visit Ste. Anne d'Heume, and the Menhir of Ste. Anne with strong root energy.

Overnight in Pérignat de Sarliève.

Day 8

We will explore the beautiful St Augustremoine Abbatial in Issoire and her Black Madonna. This is another of the five great Romanesque churches, then it is off to the lovely little village of Blesle to see the Abbatial of St Peter.

Here you will experience an amazing crystalline St. Peter point of high spirituality and healing.

Farewell dinner at our hotel.

Overnight in Pérignat de Sarliève.

Day 9

After breakfast, it is time to say our goodbyes.

You will be dropped off at Clermont-Ferrand Train Station, a very easy connection back to Paris or where ever else your travels take you!


What people say about our tours:

"I have done some traveling and have been on sacred site tours in the past. What makes the Magical Brittany Tour with Dominique and Karen unique in my view is that not only were many really special sites visited, but a great deal of knowledge was imparted. We could all immerse ourselves in the experiences made available to us as much or as little as we

wished – from simply appreciating the beautiful sights, to experimenting with new skills to feel water veins, to embracing opportunities to use our senses to find chakra pathway points, etc.

Karen and Dominique are warm and generous hosts, attentive to our interests and our needs along the way and sharing their love of the area. I am considering taking this trip again!"

Dawn Danis

Magical Brittany Tour October 2019

We are proposing a new approach to travel.

These are tours to immerse yourself in the healing energies of each sacred place we visit. Your guides have years of experience and training with sensing energies at sacred sites and healing.

We take care of you.

Before each tour, you will receive a remarkable energy healing to open your energetic channels and balance them. Thus, improving your ability to feel and sense the sacred energies of each beautiful place we visit.

Experience some of the best restaurants of the region. Recommended by the finest gastronomy experts in France. You can put your mind at ease, no worrying about where to eat, whether it will be good, and how much money you have to budget for extra meals. Because all meals are included.

Enjoy staying in comfort, whenever possible our hotel stays are in 4 star hotels.

Total Tour cost: $3470

Deposit of $600 secures your spot. Sign up quickly, the tour is limited to 24 people and is filling up fast.


  • All meals beginning with dinner on May 16th through breakfast, May 24th.
  • All transportation from pick up on May 16th at the train station of Le Puy en Velay through drop off May 24th at Clermont-Ferrand Train Station.
  • All entrance fees.
  • Expert guidance each step of the way.
  • Energetic experiences and fun!


  • Alcoholic beverages, tea and coffee during lunch and dinner.
  • Flights and other transportation to our beginning point of Le Puy en Velay and departure point of Clermont-Ferrand.
  • Travel Insurance – Highly recommended for any unforeseen challenges along the way.


France has tightened their restrictions, making travel possible only if you are fully vaccinated. For the French this means having your booster shot.

For this reason, you must be fully vaccinated to participate in the tour.

Travel Insurance is highly recommended for the uncertainty of Covid and possible cancellations of the tour, mostly in the last months.

Cancellation policy is on the sign-up page and will also be emailed to you.


What people say about our tours:

"Ideal group size and fair costs. Karen and Dominique are a perfect and complementary team. They never act patronizing, give a lot of old knowledge on the tour and complete it with good food (french cuisine). The participants get an all-inclusive package, so they can focus on the personal discoveries. Despite the group enough freedom remains for the individual."

Reto Barbon

Magical Brittany Tour June 2019

Body Dowsing


Lean how to sense energies with your body with a technique called body dowsing. Your appreciation and enjoyment of the healing qualities of sacred sites will increase immensely by learning this simple technique.

Raising your vibration is the name of the game here, and don't worry, everyone can learn how to body dowse. We will guide you each step of the way.

Sacred Geometry


We will introduce you to the amazing geometry used by the European Master Builders to build their beautiful stone masterpieces in the form cathedrals, churches and basilicas, each one dedicated to the divine.

You will discover how they used geometry to strengthen the natural healing vibrations found at the place.

Experience sacred sites with expert guides

Meet your guides

Karen Crowley-Susani

An Air Force pilot, master builder, body dowser, author, and tour guide, Karen has over 20 years of experience with working with the ancient wisdom of the Master Builders.

She can't wait to show you the hidden healing energies found in sacred places we will visit together.

Her books include: Secrets of Sacred Geometry; Solar Geometry for Health and Life and Ad Quadratum; The Geometry of the Square of Nebbiu Cathedral.

Dominique Susani

European Master Builder, body dowser, author, and expert guide of sacred sites. You will delight in Dominique's vast expertise gathered from over 40 years of experience in decoding sacred sites, as well as the depth of his secret knowledge.

His books include: Secrets of Sacred Geometry; Solar Geometry for Health and Life, Ad Quadratum; The Geometry of the Square of Nebbiu Cathedral, and Earth Alchemy Aligning your Home with Nature's Energies.

Nicolas Susani

Acupuncturist, hands-on healer, and energy intuitive, Nicolas is a wonderful healer.

One of his strengths is the ability to see energies at sacred sites and he loves to share what he sees with you during this exciting tour.

He has honed his skills during the past 10 years researching books and many energetic projects with his father.

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