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  • Way of St James Walking through Paris

    20 juillet 2011

    Follow the guide On the Paris way of St James So many traces of the Santiago pilgrims in Paris ! On less than six miles, you will find : - a church dedicated to St James and St Christopher, patron saint of the travellers, - the former home of abbots....

  • More and more pilgrims on the Way of St James

    12 août 2011

    Spanish Press From the daily galician newspaper In the June 11, 2011 issue, Sandra Cuina, a journalist of the El Correo Gallego daily, doesn't hide her amazement : since January Santiago de Compostela has been flooded with pilgrims. She evokes a tsunami...

  • Bronze signs ... at Talence, near Bordeaux France

    28 août 2011

    On the Paris Way, you'll walk across cities like Chartres or Orléans, Tours, Poitiers, Saintes, and Bordeaux. Leaving Bordeaux, you will enter Talence, a town with a university. On the Way of Saint James atTalence Photo Marie-Céline Lachaud Talence has...

  • Codex Calixtinus gone away... of St James

    17 septembre 2011

    Call the police ! Bad news last summer from the cathedral of Santiago : the Codex Calixtinus was declared stolen or rather not found again, between the 3rd and the 5th of July 2011. That Codex is a group of several books. 225 hand-written pages dated...

  • Paris Way of St James E2i After the 2nd lecture

    19 septembre 2011

    Movement, meditation and emotion Photo André Weill On June 24, 2011 at Le Perreux near Paris, France, André Weill gave a fascinating lecture. Previous post about it. After Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and several other itineraries, André Weill walked...

  • Way of St James Video by Gabriel Diaz

    20 septembre 2011

    Another look at the Camino Comments in Spanish Gabriel Diaz is a video artist. He uses images to show the stretch of the Way of St James. Gone alone on the roads and the paths, like a pilgrim, he walked six different parts of the Camino. "Three years...

  • Way of Saint James Monument 3

    22 septembre 2011

    Hora fugit ambulat peregrinus An amazing ad for a chocolate brand that doesn't exist any more ! Salvador Dali says "I'm crazy" ! But he was not insane : for a friend he designed a sundial on a house in Paris. The artwork faces the south and is on the...

  • Exhibition on the Way of St James Paris

    30 septembre 2011

    As usual, the Tower of St James in Paris, France ... A previous post showed you Gabriel Diaz's work. 6 of his videos were exhibitted in Paris at the ground level of the St James Tower, in the middle of Paris, IVth district, Métro Châtelet and Hôtel-de-Ville....

  • Bronze signs... walking-marching again in Paris

    17 novembre 2011

    Remember : a year ago, Compostelle 2000, the Paris "association" organised a walk through the French Capital City. The Sunday walks usually gather 30 to 80 people. From Saint Denis to the St Jacques subway station, in december 2010 the number of walkers...

  • Walking-marching again in Paris : success

    06 décembre 2011

    Gates in a row Jardin Villemin way out (Xème arrt) Ph. Jean Claude Paulet Saturday 26th of November 2011 almost 300 walkers gathered and went from the north of Paris to Montrouge mentioned here. Along Canal St Martin, St Martin and St Jacques streets...

  • Walking-marching 2011 a sunny stop

    13 décembre 2011

    Stop in the middle of Paris, Left Bank, at the St Séverin cloister, on the Way of St James. (have a look at the previous post about the same walk from Paris to Montrouge on november 26, 2011) Sunshine at noon for the picnic stop. Seems the sun was also...

  • Walking-Marching november 2011 Music and wine

    16 décembre 2011

    Ground level (See the previous post about the november 26, 2011 Paris-Montrouge) La Marque Jaune (photo Claire Ladiré) Galician welcome drink, picnic in the sun, free coffee, a speech by the author of a book about the Paris Way of St James and arrival...

  • Way of St James Don't worry be happy

    19 décembre 2011

    A good advice for the Way of St James Sometimes you'll feel so fine, your bag will seem so light, you'll be in such a good mood that like Louis Armstrong you might sing "It's a wonderful world". Or you might think about Bobby Mc Ferrin... A happy feeling,...

  • Vaux de Cernay an Abbey south of Paris

    30 janvier 2012

    A secret treasure. On the Camino 25 miles from Paris The 3 and 4 stars hotel chain keeps this beautiful place. L'Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay, is situated in the Chevreuse Valley close to the Forest of Rambouillet. The clients still can visit the cellar,...

  • Pons an Old Hospital on the Way to Santiago

    04 février 2012

    Mens sana in corpore sano L'Hôpital Neuf Photo : O.T. de Pons Pons is about 20 km south of Saintes on the Camino to Santiago, before your arrival at the Garonne estuary and the Bordeaux region . Today there is a pilgrim refuge at Pons, and the Paris Way...

  • From Paris to Santiago exhibition at Pons

    04 février 2012

    Camino and Heritage Photo : O.T. de Pons For a long while, locals have been active to help the pilgrims on their way. Pons offers camp grounds, bed and breakfasts, hôtels, and at the exit of the town an albergue which is open year long. It has cooking...

  • To Santiago Châtenay en France - Sarcelles

    07 février 2012

    Château d'Ecouen Across the Paris Region Click on any map to see and download Map nr 1 12.5 km Plaine de France is the little territory north of Paris which gave its name to the whole country : Before Ecouen, on a clear day, you will see the vast stretch...

  • To Santiago Sarcelles - Saint Denis

    08 février 2012

    Basilique St Denis Across the Paris Region Click on any map to see and download Map nr. 2 7.5 km Ile de France : The Paris Region Straight ahead : You'll walk or cycle across the old villages of Sarcelles and Pierrefitte. Arrival at Saint Denis, rue de...

  • To Santiago Saint-Denis - Paris St James Tower

    09 février 2012

    Au bord du Canal St Denis Across the Paris Region Click on any map to see and download Map nr. 3 11.5 km Ile de France : the Paris Region Walk across the park of the Legion of Honour in St Denis. Along the Canal Saint Denis you'll reach the Cité des Sciences...

  • To Santiago Paris St James Tower - Verrières Forest

    10 février 2012

    Departure point in Paris, the pillar of St James square Across the Paris Region Click on any map to see and download Map nr. 4 15 km The Paris region is called Ile de France To leave Paris, France, is quick and easy : Rue and faubourg St Jacques, walk...

  • To Santiago Verrières Forest - Vauhallan

    11 février 2012

    Vauhallan Across the Paris Region Click on any map to see and download Map nr. 5 8 km Ile de France, the Paris Region Along the edge of the Verrières Forest, across the little valley of the Bièvre stream, and via the Igny Hights, you'll get to the abbey...

  • Way of St James Paris area : Accommodation

    12 février 2012

    Strangers in the night Maximilien Luce, Intérieur, 1890, 122 years ago. The previous posts just showed you how to find your way thru the Paris Region. Now, where will you sleep ? Compostelle 2000, a member of Fédération Française des Associations des...

  • A pilgrim passport : the credencial

    13 février 2012

    First step In a previous post an old style credecial was mentioned. What about today ? The name comes from the Spanish word el credencial, and it seems it's the same in every single country. You will need that extra passport. Not to cross the borders,...

  • Paris - Tours Map and Highlights on the Way of St James

    15 février 2012

    From the Seine to the Loire Paris Champ de Mars Photo J F F To see the map click on the picture The Paris Way of St James starts in Norway, you may make such a decision. Anyway, you need to know where you walk. Click on the picture and you'll have a general...

  • Way of St James a goldsmith at Nantes France

    18 février 2012

    Portrait On the Nantes Island, near the mouth of the Loire, and close to the West Coast Way of st James, Béranger opened a workshop a few years ago. He knows how to create a jewel, but he rather calls himself a craftsman. Gold, silver, everything is handmade,...

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