Dreaming of Le Puy Camino

July 2007, Le Puy, France --- The church of St. Michel d'Aiquilhe atop the pinnacle of Rocher St. Michel, and a statue of the Virgin and Child atop the peak of Rocher Corneille overlook Le Puy, France. --- Image by © Jose Fuste Raga/Corbis

July 2007, Le Puy, France — The church of St. Michel d’Aiquilhe atop the pinnacle of Rocher St. Michel, and a statue of the Virgin and Child atop the peak of Rocher Corneille overlook Le Puy, France. — Image by © Jose Fuste Raga/Corbis

“The Le Puy Route, the old Vía Podensis, is one of the four medieval pilgrim routes through France described in the Codex Calixtinus in the 12th century. 736 km starting in Le Puy-en-Velay then passing through Conques, Cahors and Navarrenx to Ostabat, the small town where three of the French routes converge a short distance north of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.”

Section 1: Le Puy-en-Velay to Figeac 251 kilomètres in hilly terrain.

Section 2: Figeac to Moissac 157 kilomètres through the valley

Section 3: Moissac to Aire-sur-l’Adour 175 kilomètres to the Pyrenees

My plan is to complete the walk in 5 weeks and possibly walk to Roncesvalles again to experience the mountain pass in better weather than in 2014,

As before I will take photos as I go, recording the beautiful ancient buildings and vibrant countryside.

 

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