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This month, as a tribute to René de La Cost-Messelière, The Cino del Duca Foundation and the Société Française des Amis de saint Jacques organized an international meeting : The Santiago routes: Myth or reality ?
Some of the contributions were:

*Humbert JACOMET (Conservateur du patrimoine, DRAC d'Auvergne). Studies of Santiago according to René de La Coste-Messelière.
*Graham Jones (St John's College, Oxford). Places of devotion to James in medieval England : how many roads led to Compostella?
*Françoise MICHAUD-FREJAVILLE (Universite d’Orléans)."We have left the path" : detours from the pathway to Santiago in the journey diaries of Lev de Rozmital (1465-1467).
*Vincent JUHEL and Juliane HERVIEU (Association des chemins du Mont-Saint-Michel). Relation between the routes of Saint Michel and those of Santiago in the Middle Ages and the modern day.
*Klaus HERBERS (Friedrich Alexander Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Allemagne). The pathway of Santiago : an idea to sacrilise the space?

"Starting in 1960, René de La Coste-Messelière ensured the promotion of the Pilgrim's Guide by devoting dozens of articles to it. Inspired by the foregoing maps, he designed another, which he completed by placing lists of hospitals, chaplaincies, etc, all the charitable establishments dedicated to Saint James and even all those which mention having received pilgrims. He was the originator of the placing of a plaque at the foot of the tour Saint-Jacques in Paris, a tower which he defined as «the first waymark fifty-eight metres high, marking the departure point for Compostela». (

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