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Pilgrims from Paris take care of disabled

6 Juillet 2010, 20:18pm

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Today's message from Spain : "Arrival and picnic for the whole party at the Cruz de Ferro. Everything OK".

 

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The Way of Saint James is impossible for the disabled ... unless other pilgrims help them.

 

Since 1999, Compostelle 2000 the Paris association organizes a pilgrimage for the disabled. These, on chairs with  wheels, are pushed or pulled by 6 walking helpers. A task which is prepared one year in advance. 

 

Fifteen or more PMR (name in French for the disabled) have done their pilgrimage or part of it that way. This year they are hoping to finally reach Santiago de Compostela.

 

The Cruz de Ferro has its own story which you might learn in one of these posts. What matters the most is that traditionnally every pilgrim leaves at the base of that 5 meters high pole a stone, figuring what he wants to get rid of.

 

We wish a happy journey to them all !

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a walking stick for the paris way of saint james

23 Juin 2010, 15:54pm

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A few weeks ago, you were shown the spectacular view of the presentation of a "bourdon" in front of the Nidaros cathedral.

 

This picture is the following event :

 

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Photo : Roland Martinet

 

On april 28, 2010, in Strasbourg, France, during the launching of Europa Compostela, Stein Thue, on behalf of The Norwegian Pilgrims, presented it to Christiane Delattre (Compostelle 2000, Paris).

The beautiful stick with inscriptions mentions the Europa Compostela relay Paris - Santiago de Compostela (8 July - 18 September 2010). 

No doubt we will let you know about the crossing of the Paris region in July.

Many thanks from the French team !

 

For more information about Europa Compostela in general and in France in particular,

ask the webmaster,

or write comments

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Norvegian video on the way of saint james

11 Juin 2010, 22:16pm

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Open your eyes and your ears : this video by Torkil Faero is very moving.

It is typical of what you might live when hiking on that path.

 

 

 

The pilgrims who walk or bike from Norway to Santiago use the Paris way.

 

As Andrew Weill, a writer, a yoga teacher and a great walker says :

"The Way of St James is the International Road of Heart"

 

Torkil is an excellent photographer and a documentary director. His next target

is to shoot a film about Nidaros, an old pigrimage center in Norway.

 

To buy his 45 mn film

about the way of Saint James :

http://www.massimo.no/english.html

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from Compiègne to Paris way of st James

10 Juin 2010, 20:38pm

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Inauguration  of the Estelle part of the Way of St James

A group of pilgrim walkers from Compiègne has finally arrived in Paris

 

 

A la Cathédrale de Senlis

in front of the Senlis cathedral

 

May 30th, 2010 was the day chosen by a group of pilgrims from Compiègne to walk across Paris on foot. 

That is their final part of a 5 year inauguration walk to celebrate the achievement of  their work.

 

Compiègne Paris is a 80 km walk. The members of the Confrérie des Amis de Saint Jacques de Compostelle in Compiègne have determined the easiest and nicest way to get to Paris. The pilgrims from northern European countries use that way regularly.

 

From Saint Denis basilica, formerly the burial place of the Kings of France, they walked along the pleasant  Saint Denis and Saint Martin Canals, a great way to get to the center of Paris without getting bothered by cars, crowds and noises. 

On their way they encountered the representatives of the Compostelle 2000 association.

Together they went on through the interesting heart of the city where many traces of the medieval pilgrimage are still to be spotted. In doing so they were helped by Sophie Martineaud, a specialist of Paris jacquaire and a writer of several books about the Way of Saint James.

Lunch by the beautiful and just restored Tour Saint Jacques, and continuation of the visit up to Saint Jacques du Haut Pas church, on rue saint Jacques in the heart of the Latin Quarter.

Some of them ended their day at the Compostelle 2000 office where they were offered the pilgrim drink before they got back to Compiègne by train.

 

 

     

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 Saint Elisabeth cross before the Ecouen Chateau (museum of the Renaissance)

 

 

Map of the Estelle way : contact the webmaster for the link

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Concert in Paris France about the way of st james

10 Juin 2010, 13:39pm

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The Way of Saint James is in Paris

 

The pilgrims really do walk across the city of light. On june 25, 2010, they could even hear beautiful music.

 

A major concert is to be held in the gorgeous gothic St Gervais church between Le Marais and Hôtel de Ville (City Hall). It is close to the famous St James Tower and next to the Compostelle 2000 offices. Compostelle 2000 is the pilgrim house in Paris.

 

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Entrance fee : 10 €

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Champeaux near Paris and Santiago de Compostela

10 Juin 2010, 13:07pm

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The Way of Saint James at the Champeaux Sacred Art Festival

 

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© 2007 Michel Vauthrin/Cloître Saint Martin

 

Sunday 13th of june 2010 at 3 pm   -   Lecture and pictures

by Mr. Humbert Jacomet

 

A specialist in imagery on the Way of Saint James, Humbert Jacomet is often part of great international conferences. As a Pilgrim himself, he knows the Pilgrimage of Saint James of today as well as yersterday's.

 

The Collégiale of Champeaux, near Melun, Seine et Marne, France, has been  housing the Festival d'Art Sacré since 1983. Concerts and lectures on various topics every year. In 2010 the central theme of the Festival is "Travel "

 

Donativo entrance

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On the steps of the Santiago pilgrims in Paris

10 Juin 2010, 09:33am

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Walks through Paris a book by Sophie Martineaud

 

9782841823703

 

A very handy guide about all the traces of the camino in Paris.

 

Shells, schields, walking sticks  are still to be seen on many monuments of the Capital town of France.

 

4 walks lead you from Saint Jacques - Saint Christophe to Saint Jacques du Haut Pas on the south bank.

 

 

 

Rando Editions

8.50 €

On sale at Compostelle 2000, 26, rue de Sévigné, 75004 Paris 



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Music and the Way of St James

10 Juin 2010, 07:12am

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The Way of Saint James

is in Paris

Next major concert in the beautiful Saint Gervais church between Le Marais and Hôtel de Ville (city hall) on june the 25th. It is very near the famous Saint James tower and next to the Compostelle 2000 offices...

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Entrance fee: 10 €


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The Way of Saint James and music in Paris

9 Juin 2010, 21:57pm

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The Way of Saint James

is in Paris !

Next major concert in the beautiful Saint Gervais church between Le Marais and Hôtel de Ville (city hall) on june the 25th. It is very near the famous Saint James tower and next to the Compostelle 2000 offices...

Claire-Marchand-img155.jpg

 

Entrance fee: 10 €


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