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Le Puy to SJPP (towns)


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Camino Frances 2008, Le Puy route (TBC)
Hi all,

It's been awhile since my last post. Hope you're all keeping safe and well. :)

I'm looking for suggestions please; what towns are a must to visit/stay between Le Puy and SJPP?

Thanks again,
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Estaing, Conques, Figeac, Cajard, Cahors, Montcuq, Moissac, Auvillar, La Romieu, Aire sur l'Adour, Navarrenx, St Palais, and Rocamadour if you do the GR6 variant. Actually the route has been walked for so long by so many they all have a meaning.
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I can't remember from 2014 when I walked but I do remember that I never had a complaint one night wherever I stayed. Remember how good the food in the Gites are? It has been a long time since either of us walked. It will be interesting and fun to walk again.


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To @Reklaw (#2 above) I would add:

In the spirit of ANZAC note the WW1 memorials, often elaborate, in every town and village;

Le Puy-en-Velay: Cathedral sending out after the 7 am Mass and all the other stuff nearby beforehand;

Chapelle St-Roch (Roque) after Ramourouscle - first of many dedications to the patron of pilgrims to Santiago;
Sauges: the information shop in Place Fabre François, near the main entrance to the church;

Le Sauvage + 2 km on D587): note leaving headwaters of the Loire River (Haute Loire);

St-Alban-sur-Limagnole: a cute village centre;

Aumont-Aubrac: first gite, Ferme de Barry - evening communal meal with panache (April 2016);

Aumont-Aubrac + 5 km: Chapelle de Bastide in the centre of cross-roads - if open, like many others, the book of readings will be open at those for the day;

Nasbinals: community gite with large communal kitchen - good corner store opposite the church;

Cajarc: grand town centre;

Lauzerte: well worth the climb - newish buildings on the ancient town plan;

Moissac: the canal bridge over the River Tarn - Port de Moissac near town centre - Abbey - to stay I suggest http://www.lapetitelumiere.org/fr/ at the top of the hill - grands views - even grander communal meals (2016) but still the same owner/operator;

Condom: pick up the Voie Verte de l'Armagnac - the Chemin crosses about 1.5 km after the bridge - flat shared path to Gondrin - then seldom used roads to -->

Eauze: cathedral - stay at La Grange de Marie France - grand hostess with grander communal dinner (2016);

Arthez-de-Bearn: first view of the Pyrenees;

Saint-Jean: a tourist trap with many pilgrims as well.

@TravellingSonn, enjoy and Kia kaha, kia māia, kia manawanui (be strong, be brave, be patient) and get going when you can.

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