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2012 Stamps on the St James route

31 Mars 2013, 01:34am

Publié par wayofsaintjames.over-blog.com

Last year's stamps





The French Post Office printed stamps in winter 2013. Do you remember those of 2012 ?


They were just as nice : The St James tower in Paris leads the way. A starting point for yersterday and today's pilgrims, it is also a target for those who come from the north.



Let's hope that the Post Office will go on printing such stamps again and again.

There are so many beautiful spots on the Way !


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Lectures about the Way of St James

16 Mars 2013, 21:53pm

Publié par wayofsaintjames.over-blog.com

Lectures are being given in the Paris area by the writer of this blog.


Here are some confirmed dates:

March 20 and 29

19: 30 pm at the Maison des Associations IV, 3, rue de Lesdiguieres in Paris (75)

April 5

20 h 00 Centre Administrative Juvisy sur Orge (91)

April 26

19 h 00 at Salle Paul Vaillant-Couturier Bagneux (92)

Other meeting days are planned ...

The content of these meetings is particularly aimed at people who want to inform themselves on the route, on long distance walking, on going on a pilgrimage, and the happy consequences which could well result in...

A big thank you to Claire, Soazig, Michel, as well as photographers and film director who contributed to the visual, including Mathieu Rivrin. This "light sensor" presents his photographs in a social network: https://www.facebook.com/Mathieu.Rivrin.photographies



See you soon!

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The Way of St James in Brussels

6 Mars 2013, 19:18pm

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Brussels is not afraid to show its Way of St James.


(Soon a surprise in a future post).




  On the Way of St James in Brussels Photo J F F 


Night and day, Brussels is not afraid to show its Way of St James, needless to repeat it. In locations that are as picturesque as  the Louvain street, the la Montagne (a hill) street, the Grand-Place, the Marché au charbon (coal market) street, you have been able to see beautiful bronzemarks on the ground for more than 7 years.


48 nails guide the hiker - pilgrim through Brussels towards Santiago de  Compostela. A double direction, by the way. A few steps after the Notre Dame du Bon Secours church, the bronze marks line split : one branch leads to the Anderlecht Gate, south - west, close to the Saint James district, the other one leads you to Hal Gate. A proud gate that stands at the exit of the old town. Soon, in another article there will be a surprise in the area of that Gate...      PORTE-DE-HAN-ET-CLOU-P1010008--BIS-copie-1.JPG



In a nutshell the belgian capital has 163 210 "bruxellois". There is 1 nail for 3400 inhabitants.


Paris is closer to Santiago, has a St James district as well as many Jacobean traces too. The same Way winds its  route through the City of Light. If the City council of the French capital (2 000 000 people) equipped its streets in the same proportions, 588 nails would be needed !


Compostelle 2000, the Pilgrims Association in Paris proposes 350 nails and three signs. It's about time to show the Way of St James.


Several other towns of the same Way have their bronze marks : Tours, Saint Avertin, Chatellereault, Poitiers, Margaux, Le Bouscat, Bordeaux, Gradignan. Not to mention many other places in France !


Link to the post on bronze signs at Tours

Link to the signs at Margaux

Link to the signs at Bordeaux

Link to the signs at Talence

Link to the signs at Otrott

Link to the December 2010 walk dedicated to the projet in Paris


When will Paris be equipped ?

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