The Way of St James - Le Puy to the Pyrenees
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The Way of St James - Le Puy to the Pyrenees : GR65: The Chemin de Saint Jacques

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This comprehensive guidebook describes the Way of St James (Camino de Santiago) pilgrim route through France. Also known as the Chemin de St Jacques or GR65, the 730km (454 mile) route runs from Le Puy-en-Velay in central France to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees. People have been walking it as a pilgrimage route for over 1000 years, and with adequate preparation it is suitable for most walkers with a basic level of fitness. This indispensible guide contains detailed descriptions and sketch mapping for the route, accompanied by a wealth of practical advice on accommodation, facilities and local points of interest. It also includes information about the history of the pilgrimage, and notes on holy sites and imagery along the route.

The guidebook describes 2-3 additional days from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncevalles (and Pamplona), for those continuing along the Camino Frances through northern Spain. It also outlines a 3-4 day route from Saint-Palais direct to Irun, which links with the Camino del Norte coastal route. A companion volume: The Way of St James: Pyrenees-Santiago-Finisterre covers the Spanish section of the route.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 116 x 172 x 12mm | 230g
  • Kendal, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 60 colour photos and 25 maps
  • 1852848766
  • 9781852848767
  • 27,944

About Alison Raju

A chance viewing of a television programme in the early 1970s lead to Alison Raju's interest in the Pilgrim Road to Santiago, at that time barely known in Britain. A walker most of her life she had the opportunity to walk the 1000-mile camino from Le Puy-en-Velay to Santiago all in one go in 1990, a time which coincided, fortuitously, with Cicerone Press looking for an author to write an original guide in English to the Spanish section of the route. Since then Alison has walked and explored many of the pilgrim roads through Europe (France, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Norway). Her 2002 Cicerone guide 'The Pilgrim Road to Nidaros' is now both out of print and out of date but a new edition, 'The Pilgrim Road to Trondheim', has now been published (2015, in English) by Museumsforlaget in Trondheim.
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