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  • The First Bronze Waymarks In The Paris Area

    10 juillet 2016

    54 shells Mr Michel Bournat, Mayor of Gif-sur-Yvette and part of the audience In France, the Mayor is a main figure of the population in most places. On the 25th of June 2016, Gif-sur-Yvette, a little town of 20 000 inhabitants located 25 miles south-west...

  • Between Paris and Orléans Massy with shells

    14 juillet 2016

    First town in this direction (Ph. OT Massy) Published on the web, June 30, 2016 «4 years after the inauguration of the bronze shell set at the door of the Massy Tourist Office, the Way of St James is going to be waymarked. The first mark was fixed yesterday...

  • I‘ll push you to Santiago

    08 janvier 2016

    A nightmare or a dream ? Before the start in the French Basque country This is the story of two friends who live in California. Justin and Patrick were born in the same hospital, 36 hours apart. They grew up together, travelled together, faced the same...

  • A Pilgrim on the Paris Way Mengjui from Taïwan

    14 juillet 2016

    A Chinese walker At a pilgrims meeting before departure (Ph. J F F ) Olivier is the Frenchman who has introduced us to Mengjui. They had met on the island of Shikoku in Japan on another pilgrimage… Under 30, very tall, always smiling and a positive mind,...

  • Landscape Study Towards Santiago de Compostela

    21 décembre 2015

    A pilgrim’s walk The Way of Saint James has a thousand faces. Vincenza has examined the landscape side, especially in the Ile de France, the Paris Region. Her studies at the prestigious Versailles National School of Landscape Architecture has led her...

  • Paris Way of Saint James The First Signs in the Region

    11 juillet 2016

    Infos or help From left to right : John, Claire and Sylvain ; a distance that makes them smile (Ph. CL) You have been shown the bronze marks at Gif-sur-Yvette in the newspaper published here. Extra bonus : Since may 2016 the pilgrim who reaches the Valley...

  • New Accomodation in Orleans south of Paris

    30 janvier 2016

    A shelter for the pilgrims In the Orleans cathedral, Ph. J F F The local association has successfully worked on the creation of a pilgrims accomodation in the city center. Congratulations ! Good news for the walkers who pass or depart from Paris ! This...

  • Landscape Study Towards Santiago de Compostela 2

    22 décembre 2015

    A few more sketches Paris The green exit is only 2 miles away from the city of Paris. "There is no real suburban area !“ Towards Chartres befo re Tours (southwestbound) Villages… Towards Orléans before Tours (southbound) Park s… Many thanks to Vincenza...

  • The Chartres Labyrinth on the Paris Way of Saint James

    14 janvier 2016

    Try it ! When on the Paris Way of St James, you pass by the Chartres Cathedral. The video is about the finger exercice, try it on foot with the real thing ! Open every Friday afternoon. More info and links about Chartres - when you get there - when you...

  • On the steps of the Santiago pilgrims in Paris

    10 juin 2010

    Walks through Paris a book by Sophie Martineaud 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...

  • Champeaux near Paris and Santiago de Compostela

    10 juin 2010

    The Way of Saint James at the Champeaux Sacred Art Festival © 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...

  • Concert in Paris France about the way of st james

    10 juin 2010

    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...

  • from Compiègne to Paris way of st James

    10 juin 2010

    Inauguration of the Estelle part of the Way of St James A group of pilgrim walkers from Compiègne has finally arrived in Paris in front of the Senlis cathedral May 30th, 2010 was the day chosen by a group of pilgrims from Compiègne to walk across Paris...

  • Norvegian video on the way of saint james

    11 juin 2010

    Do you know Torkil Faero ? 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 walking stick for the paris way of saint james

    23 juin 2010

    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 : Photo : Roland Martinet On april 28, 2010, in Strasbourg, France, during the launching of...

  • Pilgrims from Paris take care of disabled

    06 juillet 2010

    Today's message from Spain : "Arrival and picnic for the whole party at the Cruz de Ferro. Everything OK". The Way of Saint James is impossible for the disabled ... unless other pilgrims help them. Since 1999, Compostelle 2000 the Paris association organizes...

  • Europa Compostela towards Paris

    07 juillet 2010

    You have seen the launching of EC in Strasbourg on april 28. And, beforehands, the one in Scandinavia. This is the second time the French Federation of the Ways of Saint James Associations organizes the relay through Europe, on foot, of course ! The teams...

  • Europa Compostela gets to Paris

    09 juillet 2010

    From Sarcelles, the Way of Saint James heads south. The pilgrims walk through Saint Denis where, in the first gothic cathedral, today a basilica, the Kings of France were buried... Along the Saint Denis Canal and old style locks they enter Paris proper...

  • Europa Compostela departure from Paris

    10 juillet 2010

    July 8, 2010. The Europa Compostela group in front of the Saint Jacques du Haut Pas church. You will notice : bourdons, backpacks, hiking shoes, the name of the street, the general good mood and ... one scallop shell. Photo Compostelle 2000 The bicycles...

  • Europa Compostela south of Paris

    19 juillet 2010

    July 9, 2010. Soon you will see a map of the Paris region and realize that south of the City of Light you may have a choice to make : Orléans or Chartres. Both ways are interesting and each town has its own local non profit organisation which for Europa...

  • Europa Compostela One Day Before Chartres

    19 juillet 2010

    July 11, 2010. Departure in front of the Rambouillet Chateau. Big smiles as the fine weather is back. The party winds its way through the village of Gazeran and near the saint Hilarion pond. At Epernon, a welcome drink was offered by the City Council...

  • Europa Compostela Gets To Chartres

    19 juillet 2010

    July 12, 2010 From Epernon to Chartres : 30 km. Far away before Chartres the two spires of the Cathedral can be seen. Splendour of Gothic, smiles on stone and cast iron... Photos Virginie Balus The batons are transmitted to the Chartres pilgrims. Photos...

  • Maps Way of Saint James Through Paris

    23 juillet 2010

    When the river Seine had 4 islands... On request from Martine, la pèlerine who paints beautiful watercolours and wanted a map... Sixième plan de la ville de Paris, et son accroissement, depuis le commencement du Règne de Charles VII l'an 1422, jusqu'à...

  • A Pole in Paris on the Way of St James

    25 juillet 2010

    Lukasz Zych lives in Krakow, Poland. He has decided to walk the Way of St James. And on the way he made a stop in Paris. Photo Christine Daublain On July 25, he was near the St James Tower, in the middle of the Capital of France where other pilgrims celebrated...

  • Lecture near Paris for Santiago pilgrims

    20 janvier 2011

    What is that amazing Way that changes them all ? Photos Pierre Mathe Answers are to be found at the "En marche... vers Saint-Jacques !" lecture which will be held on january 28, 2011 at 8 p.m. at the Maurice Ravel auditorium at Le Perreux-sur-Marne (Val...

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