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  • After Santiago Back Home

    27 octobre 2010

    Tiziana Giovanna Emilia Coletti lives in Belgium... Photo TGE Coletti She's been back home for 2 months now, and having a hard time to accept her life without the camino... She sums up her feelings with a few words : " Ultreia" was on the way, " e sus...

  • Bronze signs... at Margaux

    31 octobre 2010

    Before reaching Bordeaux, the pilgrims walk through a little town that doesn't need any advertising. Everyone knows Margaux above all Château Margaux, which has been making excellent wines... for centuries. On the Way of St James Photo Chateau Margaux...

  • Bronze signs... walking in Paris can be marching

    11 novembre 2010

    Welcome ! Compostelle 2000, the Paris non profit organisation schedules a walk on december 12, 2010. A walk dedicated to the plan to see the streets of the French capital marked with bronze signs showing the symbol of the way of St James. Like many towns...

  • Chartres a cathedral on the Paris Way of St James

    02 décembre 2010

    60 miles (ca 100 km) only from Paris to Chartres, i.e. four days on foot, one day and a half on a bicycle. And an amazing arrival ! The nave has been compared to a ship sailing on an ocean of wheat fields so many times ... The city of Chartres is like...

  • a new refuge on the Paris Way of St James

    04 décembre 2010

    Photo Jean Luc Huguet Some 280 km after Paris, Sainte Maure de Touraine, 4000 inhabitants, is famous for an excellent goat cheese... It is also on the Way of St James. In July 2010, the mayor inaugured a brand new pilgrim's refuge, in a restaured house...

  • Is marching on the St James way marching ?

    02 janvier 2011

    We missed you on december 12, 2010. Almost 333 people joined the walkers through the Paris Way of St James in Paris. The local press (Le Parisien) said : "They want 300 bronze marks on the Way to Santiago" We are also asking for 2 to3 signs... Practice...

  • Bronze signs... at Otrott Alsace France

    04 janvier 2011

    Otrott lies under Mont Ste Odile, a well-known shrine in Alsace. The 1 600 inhabitants are used to pilgrims and pilgrimages... Otrott fountain from wikipedia Several chateaux, one romanesque chapel, and above all (remember you're in France) a vinyard...

  • Bremen Germany Santiago de Compostela

    13 janvier 2011

    Statue of Roland 1404 That strange massive statue is in Bremen, north of Germany. Funny enough the inhabitants chose Charlemagne's nephew as the symbolic figure of their revolt against their Prince-Bishop. Nothing to do so far with our Way of St James....

  • Andree Putman a lesson for life and the Way

    12 février 2011

    Andrée Putman, French touch and elegance in design. She became very famous after her work at Morgans, a hotel in New York. Few colours, and passion for space. A passion she learnt in her childhood. She spent her holidays at her grandmother's, a former...

  • Lecture by E2i A success

    01 mars 2011

    A good lecture In a previous post you were advised about a lecture that took place on January 28, 2011 at le Perreux sur Marne, near Vincennes close to Paris. A well organised evening. Two main speakers. One of them managed to introduce five witnesses...

  • Parks and trees to leave Paris on the Way to Santiago

    03 mars 2011

    Leaving Paris, needless to take the subway (you can keep your shoes on too). You will probably start your day at the Tour St Jacques, in the city center. You must go straight ahead all along, across the Latin Quarter, on St James Street and St James Faubourg....

  • A Palace or a Château on the Way of St James ?

    04 mars 2011

    Winter pilgrim, who walked three to four days from Paris, enjoy your luck ! On the Way of St james, after the pretty church of Gazeran and before St Hilarion's, through the bare branches in the naked forest, you may see, on your right, a white palace,...

  • Julia Cameron walking and Santiago

    06 mars 2011

    A mouvement for meditation Photo J F F Have you ever read "The artist's Way, A spiritual Path to Higher Creativity" by Julia Cameron ? The French translation of that best-seller does exist. It would be silly to try to translate it again from French to...

  • Vauhallan Abbey one day off Paris Way of St James

    08 mars 2011

    Night at the convent. Peace, silence, serenity, meditation... The Way of St james from Paris quickly leads you through Coulée Verte and the Verrières Forest, to a vale where the village of Vauhallan nests. From far away, you can spot the bell tower of...

  • Shells and paintings from Belgium to Santiago

    20 mars 2011

    Giant ! Saint Christopher is famous in his role as a ferry-man for a God-Child. "Christopher, you not only carried the whole world on your shoulders, you just carried the One who created the world..." Before our hero became the patron saint of the travellers,...

  • From America to Santiago 1 Paris

    26 mars 2011

    "I'm going to hike as long as I feel like it." Paris, on the Way of Saint James Thanks to Christian Desrosiers (and Pierre Alglave too). July 2009. Christian is 54 years old when he lands from Canada at the Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris. He is...

  • From America to Santiago 2 via Paris

    30 mars 2011

    South of Paris... On the Way to Santiago from Paris Thanks to Christian Desrosiers In a previous post Christian was telling us his meeting with the Saint James Tower, in the heart of Paris, France, a landmark of the Way of Saint James. Ever noticed ?...

  • From America to Santiago 3 Arrival

    05 avril 2011

    The end or the beginning ? Photo Christian Desrosiers Mid October, Christian, who started his walk from Paris, gets to Santiago de Compostela, via the Spanish North Coast Way and the Camino Primitivo. 1987 km (1242 miles) and so many fantastic people...

  • Hiking the Way of St James - Future

    27 avril 2011

    To-morrow's man : a hiker, a pilgrim The Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine in Paris, France, displays an exhibition called "The fertile city". The theme is about green spaces in towns. For those who have not understood the necessity of it yet. Nothig...

  • To follow the blog on the way of St James : the newsletter

    13 mai 2011

    Welcome ! The colors of the Way Photo ©David MARTIN | blog.sushilabs.com Welcome to all the ones who've inscribed themselves to the newsletter. They will be informed of every new post on this blog automatically. It's easy : enter your mail address on...

  • The Way of St James a definition

    23 mai 2011

    It is very hard to describe the Way of St James. So why don't we try to say what it isn't ? The way of St James is not like the path in the shape of an "S" as shown in that scene of "Mon Oncle", the movie by Jacques Tati. First of all, there are few bends...

  • On the Way of St James : Châteaudun

    24 mai 2011

    Coming from Paris on the Way of St james, about 50 km south of Chartres, an impressive stop : Châteaudun. © CDT 28 Photos Danielle Lopez and © CDT28 According to the dictionnaries of symbols, in dreams and in reality fortresses and castles are the symbols...

  • Paris Way of St James 2nd Lecture at E2i

    28 mai 2011

    Hiking, meditating, breathing, studying sciences, writing, calling for peace and happiness, all in one ! Photo André Weill Second lecture organised by the non profit association E2i on June the 24th, 2011, at 8 p.m. by André Weill. The first lecture was...

  • Way of St James and Cinema

    07 juin 2011

    A pilgrimage, a cathedral Source : A nous 9 mai 2011 A few weeks ago, a Paris newspaper interviewed several directors met at the Cannes Festival. They were asked : "What is Cannes for you ? " Klapisch answered with a word that rings a bell : a pilgrimage...

  • The Pilgrims' Passport in the Traditionnal Style

    16 juillet 2011

    Today the Credential, pilgrims' passport, is a piece of cardboard in several folds. Easy to show, easy to stamp it. What did they look like in the old times ?? They looked like a letter, as simple as it may seem, like the one Tor Singsaas, bishop of Nidaros...

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