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Islapops28

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Hi! I'm in need of help. I did the vezelay route 9 years ago and stayed in a very memorable place. It was a huge medieval barn away from a village, with an exhibition in the bottom floor and beds in the first floor. It was very creepy and imposing, and I stayed all alone as an 18 Yr old pilgrim! From memory, it was near a village beginning with 'a' but I can't be sure. A lady met me and let me in, and gave me a tour and then left me to it. I can't stress enough that this was a creepy medieval mill style building in the middle of nowhere.

It would have been in the guidebook, and it would have been quite cheap so probably official pilgrim accommodation. It wasn't hotel style by any means-I remember a line of beds and staying up all night, terrified!

I can't remember anything about its location, but it was more south than north. If anyone has any hints, let me know! It's driving me mad
 

Kanga

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
Ah, the Vezelay. It is still on my list to do. With longing! Enjoy your memories.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances. 2011
Chemin d'Arles. 2011
Chemin de Vezelay. 2012
Chemin de Le Puy 2010
Chemin de Pyrenees. 2013
Via Francigena. 2014
Via de la Plata 2015
Camino del Norte 2015
I think you may be thinking of the Moulin de Piis in Bassane. A magnificent place to stay a bit off the stage from La Reole to Bazas. Restored mill with beautiful wooden pilgrim beds on the upper floor.
 

Islapops28

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Camino(s) past & future
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I think you may be thinking of the Moulin de Piis in Bassane. A magnificent place to stay a bit off the stage from La Reole to Bazas. Restored mill with beautiful wooden pilgrim beds on the upper floor.
THAT'S THE ONE! You found it! I'm so glad to know!

That's the very place. It looks gorgeous in the google pics, but I remember a sleepless night of being terrified of ghosties and ghouls, and keeping the lights on!

I'm so glad to finally remember. Thanks for your help!
 

Harington

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Camino(s) past & future
Vézelay/Francés 2011, Primitivo 2012, VdlP 2013, Via Domitia 2014, Inglés 2015, Francigena 2016
Hi! I'm in need of help. I did the vezelay route 9 years ago and stayed in a very memorable place. It was a huge medieval barn away from a village, with an exhibition in the bottom floor and beds in the first floor. It was very creepy and imposing, and I stayed all alone as an 18 Yr old pilgrim! From memory, it was near a village beginning with 'a' but I can't be sure. A lady met me and let me in, and gave me a tour and then left me to it. I can't stress enough that this was a creepy medieval mill style building in the middle of nowhere.

It would have been in the guidebook, and it would have been quite cheap so probably official pilgrim accommodation. It wasn't hotel style by any means-I remember a line of beds and staying up all night, terrified!

I can't remember anything about its location, but it was more south than north. If anyone has any hints, let me know! It's driving me mad
I too did the Voie de Vézelay nine years ago, and it remains my favourite. The only place I can think of (but I don't think it is) is the outbuilding at the Château de Puyferrat near St Astier (just after Périgueux), but you would have remembered the nearby château. Can you remember approximately how long after leaving Vézelay?
 
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