The Way of St James France: Chemin De Saint-Jacques De Compostelle - Le Puy to the Pyrenees

The Way of St James France: Chemin De Saint-Jacques De Compostelle - Le Puy to the Pyrenees

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By (author) Alison Raju

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  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 116mm x 170mm x 16mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cumbria
  • ISBN 10: 1852846089
  • ISBN 13: 9781852846084
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 20 colour maps and 60 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 47,417

Product description

This comprehensive guidebook covers the 730km Way of St James pilgrim route from Le Puy-en-Velay in central France to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees. As well as giving step by step directions the book also provides information on places to visit along the way, the history of the pilgrimage and details of the facilities such as shops, bars, restaurants and accommodation. An outline of the route along the Cele valley (53km), from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Pamplona, and St Palais to Irun to join the Camino del Norte are also included. A companion volume by the same author, The Way of St James - Spain, continues the route through Spain from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostella (or Finisterre).

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Author information

Alison Raju is a former teacher of French, German and Spanish to adults and the author of two other current Cicerone guides to pilgrimage routes: The Way of St James -Spain, and Via de la Plata. She is also the author of a forthcoming two-volume Cicerone guide to the Via Francigena, the historic pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome.

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; Pilgrim Roads to Santiago through France and Spain; History; Topography, Economy and Language; Before you Go; Companions; Planning your Schedule; Equipment; Getting There and Back; Accommodation; Planning the Day; Other Practical Information; Using this Guide; When to Go; THE ROUTE; Section 1 Le Puy-en-Velay to Figeac; Section 2 Figeac to Moissac; Section 3 Moissac to Aire-sur-l'Adour; Section 4 Aire-sur-l'Adour to the Pyrenees; APPENDIX A Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncesvalles; APPENDIX B Saint-Palais to Irun; APPENDIX C GR651 - Variant along the Vallee du Cele; APPENDIX D Summary of St James's and other Pilgrim References; APPENDIX E Suggestions for Further Reading; APPENDIX F Useful Addresses; APPENDIX G Glossary; APPENDIX H Index of Principal Place Names; APPENDIX I Index of Maps; APPENDIX J Summary of Route