|Colette leaves from Paris, France|
| Before retirement last year, Colette, with a Britanny origin, was a Works Controller for Parks and Gardens in a small suburban town of the Paris Region. Her favorite domain : trees and wooded spaces. A sweet voice, and eyes that never end smiling... |
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Tour St Jacques in Paris Ph. J F F
Within four days she will be at Orléans. Then she will take the riverside path all along the Loire, will go across Tours and the Châteaux country, reach Poitou and in a little more than three weeks she will make it to Saintes.
West pillar of St Jacques square in Paris Ph. JFF
After a short break she will resume her route from the same town.
The departure season has begun and after last winter when we saw several pilgrims who were not afraid of the cold, there are many departures from the St Jacques Tower in April and May.
Notre-Dame plaza Ph. J F F
Stamp at Notre Dame Ph. JFF
She does not show her anxiety to much, but we feel it in what Colette says and the way she says it. It's quite understandable... But if she likes trees, woods and forests, she will see plenty of them soon ! When you leave Paris, there is no industrial zone to cross.
The shell in the net Ph. JFF
Bernard, a member of Compostelle 2000, organises a new kind of help for the pilgrims. He offers them company for the first hours.
Four other volunteers of the Paris Association were there to encourage Colette, to walk with her. They promised her an unforgettable experience. And they wished her
Buen Camino !