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Monuments in Paris Way of St James 4

5 Mars 2014, 22:06pm

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A stone palm grove ? From Saint Julien to Saint Séverin Photo J F F You can't miss it : the church is on St James st., rue Saint Jacques 100 feet from the Seine river on the south bank. Pilgrim, enter the church. Find that twisted pillar. Similar to stems...

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Twisted bell towers on the Paris Way of Saint James 2

2 Mars 2014, 16:26pm

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Twist again and again Copenhague x 2, Rome, Boukhara, etc. After Reugny, you'll reach Tours, the main town of Touraine, by the Loire River. In the City Center, you may visit the Musée du Compagnonnage. It shows collections of masterpieces made by hand...

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Twisted bell towers on the Paris Way of St James

1 Mars 2014, 21:01pm

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An enigma ? Jodoigne in Belgium : Sainte Marie church France has the biggest number of twisted towers in Europe : 35 out of 79. The Paris Way has two of them. The first one is at Jodoigne, in Belgium, about 330 km (200 miles) from Paris. The town with...

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Invite to meditate on the Paris Way of St James

28 Février 2014, 20:30pm

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Hush ! Jef Aérosol Ph. J F F Hiking on a long distance means meditate on foot. That's what you experiment in Paris. The way goes through a pedestrian zone. The only noise comes from the people around. Silence helps meditation. 120 feet from the camino,...

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Glorious spots on the Way of St James 2

10 Février 2014, 17:22pm

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Monuments in Paris Time to go, Pont Notre-Dame Ph J F F The previous post was about 2 monuments that are on the Way of Saint James when you walk through the Paris region. Imagine you've stayed overnight in the City of Light, and the next day you resume...

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Glorious spots on the Way of St James

9 Février 2014, 20:44pm

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The "Great Way" When you walk through Paris and its region you discover places that belong to the French history and at the same time to the history of Europe. Two examples taken from a catalogue of old books on sale at Ormara, a bookshop in Versailles...

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A Dutch starting point to Santiago

8 Février 2014, 17:42pm

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The Way of St James is everywhere. Many pilgrims believe the camino starts at St Jean Pied de Port, at Conques or at Poitiers. Would you see a film and miss the beginning on purpose ? The camino begins at the airport or if you live in Europe, at your...

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Longpont an unusual church on the Way of St James

7 Février 2014, 18:59pm

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Holy relics Instead of Chartres, its pleasant scenery, a beautiful labyrinth and famous stained-glass windows, you may decide to walk to Tours, Bordeaux, Saint Jean Pied de Port and eventually Santiago via Orléans. If so, your first night may be in Massy...

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Dampierre on the Paris Way of Saint James

30 Janvier 2014, 20:22pm

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A must Hard to find the time to visit castles and chateaux on the way to Santiago... Chateau de Dampierre, how's that ? Ph. J F F At least you can see them from the path. And very often they are worth a visit. When you leave Paris, Sceaux is on your left....

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Screenings in France about the Way of St James

23 Janvier 2014, 13:14pm

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The film One of the posters A well known US film could be seen in the French movie theatres last year, long after the Spaniards and the Germans : The Way, starring Martin Sheen directed by his son Emilio Estevez. It gathered 120 000 spectators, out of...

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