I am from Asia, and I am going to France and Lourdes, and some churches. Part of pilgrimage and part of sightseeing. However, I would also want to have a visit to a Carmelite Monastery or convent in France.
I may have a calling to religious life. And I want to visit inside and meet the nuns there and see how their life is. But I guess it is not opened for visitation publicly anytime. So what is the procedure if I want to go and visit for half day or a day (not a long stay this time)? Should I contact the sister I know here and let her help me redirect? or just email to the Monastery in France and make an appointment with the nuns there?