The Way of St James - Le Puy to the Pyrenees

GR65: The Chemin de Saint Jacques

By Alison Raju

Guidebook to the Way of St James pilgrim route, describing the 730km French section of the Camino de Santiago route from Le Puy-en-Valey in central France to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees, including pilgrimage history, points of interest, links to other routes and accommodation. Suitable for all abilities but basic fitness is required.

Seasons

not recommended in winter but can be safely undertaken, adequately prepared, any time between late March and mid-late October

Centres

from Le Puy-en-Velay passes through Conques, Figeac, Cahors, Moissac, Aire-sur-l'Adour to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Difficulty

far from flat but requires no specialist equipment and can be undertaken, with appropriate preparation, by anyone of average health and fitness

Must See

starts in the volcanic Velay region of France, passes through the Margeride, over the Aubrac plateau, the causse before Cahors and the flat Landes region before reaching the foothills of the Pyrenees and the Basque country; interesting churches, cathedrals, historic monunments and vernacular architecture along the way
ISBN
9781852848767
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Published
12 Feb 2018
Edition
Third
Pages
208
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.2cm
Weight
230g
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Alison Raju

Alison Raju is a former teacher of French, German and Spanish to adults and is the author of three other guides published by Cicerone Press: 'Way of Saint James (Camino de Santiago): Pyrenees - Santiago - Finisterre', 'Vía de la Plata (Seville to Santiago)' and 'The Pilgrim Road to Nidaros (Way of St. Olav): Oslo - Trondheim'.

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