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  • St Avertin St James way it's up to you

    01 février 2011

    South of Tours, in France, you have to make up your mind at St Avertin. Just before the bridge, you may choose between two paths : - over the bridge you'll find shops. The way has the European signs. And goes straight ahead to Veigné. - before the bridge...

  • Famous people on the Way of St James

    05 février 2011

    Sketch by Artus for Crédit Coopératif "So many people only look for fame - and the guy says : I don't care, the only thing I want is to help people." Here is a list of famous people who are or were on the Camino : For sure : Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, French...

  • Art on the Way of St James

    30 juillet 2010

    So many ways to enjoy the beauty of the world ! Sketch and watercolour : Martine Réau-Gensollen Beauty is everywhere. Amazing landscapes. Monuments of all kinds from the simplest chapel to the huge palaces, monasteries and cathedrals. Through many styles,...

  • Von Deutschland nach Santiago 1 Introduction

    10 août 2010

    This is Sylvie, a pilgrim who walks the Way of St James from Germany and/or the Netherlands to France via Belgium where she lives. "Since 2008, she says, I cross the Belgian ways of St James. First meeting with the Friends of St James. I wondered what...

  • Von Deutschland nach Santiago 3 Forest

    11 août 2010

    Via Mosana, from Germany to Santiago via Paris and Tours Sometimes Sylvie walks on her own... virtually so, for she always carries an incredible will away with her... In April 2010, she takes the Via Mosana which becomes the Via Thiérache, and leads you...

  • Virginie in Poland 1 to Santiago

    22 août 2010

    If You don't know her, let me introduce you to Virginie. She works very hard for Compostelle 2000 the non profit organisation in Paris. Sometimes she is a hospitalera in refuges in France on the Way of Saint James... She has decided to fly to Poland on...

  • Virginie in Poland 2 to Santiago

    24 août 2010

    News received on august 21, 2010, from our friend Virginie. You made acquaintances with her in the previous post "I send news from where I'm walking in order to share this European experience with others, to show that there are other countries than France...

  • Virginie in Poland 3 to Santiago

    25 août 2010

    News from Virginie on August 24, 2010 : "Finding internet is not an easy job. Owing to some families I could send the pictures of the other day. Before I left, friends of mine were tempted by the same route. They should meet me at Cracow... photos city...

  • Virginie and friends in Poland 4 to Santiago

    27 août 2010

    Message received from Virginie and friends on August 25, 2010 : photo VB "Here are three pictures taken in "Little Poland" a region I just walked through. Everywhere in the countryside I saw houses being built or repaired. The Austrians ruled on that...

  • Welcome to Compostelle 2000 in Paris ... Share your plan

    28 août 2010

    Hospitaleros are famous on the St James Way. At Compostelle 2000, in the heart of Paris, helpers do another excellent job : they welcome whoever comes from Monday to Friday and even more... They receive the future pilgrims, answer to their questions and...

  • Welcome to Compostelle 2000 in Paris Getting tips

    30 août 2010

    All members of the information team have walked the Way of St James at least once... René Deleval goes on : "...Sometimes the visitor wants more than just information. He will be proposed walking parties, meetings about how to find his way, how to pack,...

  • Welcome to Compostelle 2000 Witnessing

    31 août 2010

    René Deleval, a member of the welcoming team at Compostelle 2000, Paris : "...We offer them even more : our witness. We received so much on the way of St James ! Our one and only scope is to lead the pilgrim to the starting point, help him fight his own...

  • Virginie and friends in Poland 5 to Santiago

    31 août 2010

    News from Virginie and friends on August 30, 2010 : The ways of St James in Poland. Source : camino.net.pl "drogi sw jakuba" Some parts of the way are identical with Via Regia Source : camino.net.pl "drogi sw jakuba" Virginie : "Camera beakdown, and it's...

  • Europa Compostela - in La Vie

    01 septembre 2010

    On July 22, 2010, the La Vie Magazine related Europa Compostela in Ile de France, the Paris Region. The walk through various countries in Europe was coordinated by Fédération Française des Associations des Chemins de Saint Jacques de Compostelle. You...

  • Way of Saint James in Paris Monuments 2

    02 septembre 2010

    No wonder there are churches dedicated to Saint James on the camino... 19th district, north east of Paris : The parish church in the la Villette surroundings, where Canal Saint Martin crosses Crimée street, is St Jacques – St Christophe de la Villette....

  • Virginie and friends in Poland 6 to Santiago

    04 septembre 2010

    News from Virginie and Co September 4, 2010 : (Ślůnsk in Silesian, Śląsk in Polish, Schlesien in German, Slezsko in Check) Hard to forward pictures for plugging reasons... Besides that, all is well : encounters and walking. Virginie : "For several days...

  • Virginie and friends in Poland 7 to Santiago

    05 septembre 2010

    Today September 5th, 2010 : The Odra river Virginie : "No doubt, I'll post the pictures when I'm back... So just a few words about where we stay overnight, in order to appreciate the country , building, welcome and way of living : youth hostels, touristic...

  • Virginie and friends in Poland 8 to Santiago

    09 septembre 2010

    September 7, 2010 Photos The Silesian Plain Photo VB "Sad rainy day, looking for trains, in the end the station firemen help and virtually put us on the right train !! Lots of people live in the countryside, very useful to get answers to our questions......

  • Virginie and friends in Poland 9 to Santiago

    09 septembre 2010

    September 7, 2010 in the evening Here are other pictures from beautiful Wroclaw : The Odra river at Wroclaw Photo VB Wishing padlocks from former addicts ? Photo VB National Museum of Fine Arts Photo VB The cathedral Photo VB In memery of a monk, Angelus...

  • Virginie and friends in Poland 10 to Santiago

    12 septembre 2010

    September 11 and 12, 2010. Virginie : "Our way has just stopped at the German border at GORLITZ. We'll be back soon." Arrival at Gorlitz, German border Photo VB End of walk marks Photo VB Michel : "Bad weather , so we took buses... For the first time...

  • Politicians on the Way of St James

    14 septembre 2010

    In Scandinavia the politicians do personally support the Way of Saint James. Stein Thue, our Norvegian friend reports : A lot of volonteers, mere hikers or political leaders took part to Europa Compostela, the splendid relay throughout Europe (see the...

  • Souvenirs from the Camino

    20 septembre 2010

    The supper at Emmaüs, National Gallery, London Caravaggio was a bad guy. But what a talented one ! This painting shows a scene of Luke's Gospel, when the pilgrims of Emmaüs, Israël, realise the man they've just invited is Christ Himself ! So many aspects...

  • A chateau on the Way of Saint James

    27 septembre 2010

    A little flavour of Touraine ? Photo J F F The Paris Way goes through Touraine, one of the nicest regions in France, with so many beautiful chateaux. But this one is in the Ile de France, the Paris region. Photo J F F Coming from Compiègne on the old...

  • Camping on the Paris Way of St James

    28 septembre 2010

    August 2009 Isabelle and Hervé walked on the Way of Saint James from Beaugency to Melle in France, a nice piece of land between Paris and Bordeaux, between Bruxelles and Santiago. They sent their video on the net... Tha,ks to gnomefarfadet ... and say...

  • Bronze signs .. at Tours

    12 octobre 2010

    Tours is an old and culturally rich city. For centuries and centuries walkers have gone through the town of Tours on their way to Santiago, coming from the north of Europe... 460 000 inhabitants, 23 000 of them are students. Concerts, theatres, shows...

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