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  • Statues on the Camino : Pons in France

    24 février 2012

    Pons, on the Camino, the Paris Way The town of Pons, south of Poitiers and Saintes, has already been mentioned for its old hospital and about exhibitions. The city council has not hesitated long to honour the past, the present and the future pilgrims....

  • Way of St James Presents from Pilgrims

    26 février 2012

    Presents ? How nice ! Savouring books, enjoyable steps ... ph. J F F Thank you so much for these presents received from readers ! An (empty) scallop shell, a book with a watercolour, a guide of the Paris Way of St James, and a box of chocolates. One of...

  • Business on the Camino

    08 mars 2012

    God or Gold ? The Temple merchants, Detail Many pilgrims complain about the best known Ways of St James, either in France or in Spain. Too many people, too much money made. Sometimes the albergues are full, or they will ask for money to use the kitchen,...

  • Van Nederland St Jabik naar Santiago Way of St James

    11 mars 2012

    On a bicycle Gerard is Dutch. Aged 63, he's decided to leave from Friesland, the northernmost region of the Netherlands. More precisely from Sint Jabik, a small town (1300 inhabitants), near the Waddenzee. "I intend to do a real pilgrimage, without unecessary...

  • From America to Santiago de Compostela Paris

    05 avril 2012

    Luce and Daniel What a nice visit at Compostelle 2000 this morning ! The Paris association received two pilgrims from America : Luce and Daniel left Montreal three days ago to walk from the French capital to Santiago de Compostela on the Way of St James....

  • The Camino from far away

    10 avril 2012

    Unexpected pilgrim One, two, three, go ! Ph. VB Big surprise for our Canadian friends when they were at the Saint James Tower, the starting point in Paris on April 8, 2012 : a third pigrim was there, ready to go. Alain has come from New Caledonia for...

  • All Alone on the Way of St James

    11 avril 2012

    Colette leaves from Paris, France Before retirement last year, Colette, with a Britanny origin, was a Works Controller for Parks and Gardens in a small suburban town of the Paris Region. Her favorite domain : trees and wooded spaces. A sweet voice, and...

  • From America to Santiago de Compostela arrival at Tours

    21 avril 2012

    So good to rest ! You can stand the bad weather with the right equipment. Luce and Daniel have had to face the wind, the rain, and lower temperatures than when they landed 25 days ago. Who cares ? They are now 300 kilometres (187 miles) away, at Tours....

  • Are you afraid of the Camino ?

    30 avril 2012

    Show some emotion... The scream Edvard Munch An answer to a question from our friend Françoise : is it usual to be afraid to leave ? A terror that goes bigger and bigger as the departure date gets closer ? The Vikings thought that fear was a proof of...

  • From America to Santiago de Compostela over the Landes

    20 mai 2012

    La vie est belle Daniel and Luce had paid us a visit in Paris. They had been accompanied from the St James Tower on a fine Easter Sunday. From Tours we received good news. Now they are over the Landes. From Pons they sent a picture that will remind you...

  • Back from the Camino : no more saluting

    23 mai 2012

    Greetings or not La rencontre or Bonjour Monsieur Courbet, Fabre Museum, Montpellier, on the Via Tolosana Everyone says hello on the Way and you always answer. Back home what happens ? If you live in a city and don't want to look crazy, this is the thing...

  • Barefooted Pilgrim of Santiago de Compostela

    24 mai 2012

    Is walking natural ? Sue Kenny lives in Ontario, Canada. She has written a book on the Camino she walked in 2001. Obviously she was deeply changed by her pilgrimage. Like everyone. No wonder, so far... What she likes now is to walk barefooted. Yes, whatever...

  • From Paris on the Way of St James another example

    28 mai 2012

    Alain (Allan in French) Faubourg Saint Jacques st. in Paris, Way of St james Ph J F F Some pilgrims leave soon after their decision, others need more time to get ready. It doesn't matter. For many months Alain, another Alain, has been picking up information...

  • A young lady on the way of St James

    04 juin 2012

    Tout feu tout flammes Santiago and pilgrimages are key words for Cornelia : In Spain she had a training period at the Pilgrims Office at Santiago. In Germany she studied the pilgrimages for disabled on wheel chairs. In Ireland she works for the 'Irish...

  • From America to Santiago de Compostela almost there

    19 juin 2012

    In Spain Our American friends regularly send news. A few words, some pictures, enough to make sure all goes well. Examples : June 3, 2012, from Llanes : "We 've just finished our 56th day and there are 423 km to go out of 1800. "La vie est belle", still,...

  • Abbeys and chateaux along the Paris Way of St James

    20 juin 2012

    Before Chartres, Vendômois and the Loire Chateaux Early sight : Sceaux, from the Way of St James Photo JFF A trail of abbeys and chateaux, that should be the other name of the Paris Way of St James via Chartres ! In 3 or 4 days, you'll admire (in the...

  • From America to Santiago de Compostela Arrival

    22 juin 2012

    Happy and unhappy Last departure Expected news : Daniel and Luce who started their Camino from Paris have just sent a message. "Hello everyone from Spain, more precisely from Santiago de Compostela ! Seventy three days later and one thousand eight hundred...

  • Nuitsromanes and the Way of St James

    25 juin 2012

    Poitou–Charentes on the Paris Way Romanesque is directly connected with the Way of St James, as if they were born together ! Wikipedia : "In France, the famous abbeys of Aux Dames and Les Hommes at Caen and Mont Saint-Michel date from this period, as...

  • Santiago de Compostela : The Codex is back

    06 juillet 2012

    Good news and Coindicences Do you remember ? No, you weren't born. 1911 : Mona Lisa is stolen ! An event that made the painting even more famous. The thief had worked at the Louvre and wanted to give the portrait back to Italy, his mother country. He...

  • A Bench for Pilgrims on the Camino in Paris

    02 août 2012

    While the bronze marks are on their way... A garden soon See what happens in front of the cité des sciences et de l'industrie , a science museum, at la Villette, in Paris ! On the way that goes through Paris the museum is changing the plaza into a garden....

  • Massy south of Paris on the Way of St James

    04 septembre 2012

    Go ! go ! go to Santiago ! South of Antony and Verrières, two suburban cities of the Paris Region, Massy claims it is the first stop from Paris on the Way of St James. A bell tower à la parisienne Photo OT Massy Those who leave from Tour Saint Jacques...

  • How you meet people on the Way of St James

    10 septembre 2012

    The right Way Rue de la République at Saint Denis Ph. J F F From Lille, north of France, Philippe and Anne-Marie have been walking for two weeks : Across Picardy and Amiens, thru the Oise river, and the region of Chantilly, they've made it straight ahead...

  • A Hollywood Star on the Way of Saint James

    03 octobre 2012

    People ! A Hollywood star Shirley MacLaine is 78 years old now. Mischievous eyes, a natural energy. More than 53 films to his credit, not to mention television appearances. In Two mules for a nun It does not look like that, but she has long been interested...

  • Bordeaux on the Way of Saint James

    05 octobre 2012

    From an author to another one "Take Versailles, add up Antwerp, you'll have Bordeaux." Victor Hugo. Place de la Bourse Ph J F F And what connects the Flemish harbor to the most beautiful French port, through the Ile de France and Touraine ? The Way of...

  • The enigma of Manier, a pilgrim of Santiago

    26 octobre 2012

    A piece of life Only one part of Guillaume Manier's life is known. We are in the 18th century : he goes on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. A very picturesque story : the tailorman has a few adventures with his friends, adventures that no one could...

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