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Love and the Paris Way of St James

13 Septembre 2012, 18:12pm

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The Paris kisses



Le baiser de l'Hôtel de Ville  Ph.R D

1950, Robert Doisneau creates the scene of a famous kiss in front of the City Hall.




Aougust 14, 2012, quai de Valmy Ph. J F F 

2012 : by the Saint Martin Canal, lovers kiss each other...


... the pilgrims go on.

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How you meet people on the Way of St James

10 Septembre 2012, 20:39pm

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The right Way


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Rue de la République at Saint Denis Ph. J F F






From Lille, north of France,  Philippe and Anne-Marie have been walking for two weeks :


Across Picardy and Amiens, thru the Oise river, and the region of Chantilly, they've made it straight ahead to Saint Denis, on a market day...


In front of the Basilica and the City Hall they meet two long distance walkers with scallop shells on their bag, too.


Willemijn and Dirk spend part of their vacations every year to go to Santiago de Compostela.


They will reach the Holy place in three, four or five years. 



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They know they are on the right Way to get there. A reporter is on the spot. Good opportunity for a group picture that is soon to be published in the news...


Le Parisien, August 15, 2012

Our pilgrims decide to carry on and reach the City Centre of Paris ...


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Massy south of Paris on the Way of St James

4 Septembre 2012, 20:08pm

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    Go ! go ! go to Santiago !


South of Antony and Verrières, two suburban cities of the Paris Region, Massy claims it is the first stop from Paris on the Way of St James.



A bell tower à la parisienne Photo OT Massy


Those who leave from Tour Saint Jacques may have a short walk as a start. Massy is 15 km from Notre-Dame. The pilgrims from further north who have slept at Saint Denis (north of Paris) may find accomodation at Massy after the beautiful stroll thru the Paris streets. About 25 km across history, architecture, knowledge, and green parks.


Massy has 40 000 inhabitants. The Paris Region has 11 millions of people. No one should ignore that the Way of St James winds its way thru Massy. The Tourist Office organises a special Camino week. Many events during 9 days : a lecture, an exhibition, a film, a story telling session, walks on the way, an outdoor visit of Massy. 


You will be tempted by the cooking lessons, or by the specialties created by the local pastrry shops. Last but not least,  a bronze shell will be inaugurated at the Tourist Office doorstep.



At the Tourist Office doorstep Photo OT Massy


Compostelle 2000, the Paris association gives a serious hand  to the organisers...


Dates : Sept. 22 to 30, 2012.  


  at: https://www.facebook.com/Massy.Compostelle

  Or Manifestation organisée du 22 au 30 septembre 2012 - De Massy à Compostelle


Or call  01 69 20 08 27

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