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le puys to St Jean PP walk

Discussion in 'The Le Puy Route' started by howardd5, Dec 11, 2007.

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  1. howardd5

    howardd5 New Member

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    i have walked and enjoyed the Santiago trail and am hoping to expand to France north of the Pyrennes, any comments or ideas about the feeder trails to Spain that passes thru Le Puys-Darrell
     
  2. brendan nolan

    brendan nolan Veteran Member

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    Hi Darrell, :)
    You could start at Geneva which, I believe, is the actual start of the GR65 which goes through Le Puy and on to Spain.
    Cheers,
    Brendan
     
  3. sillydoll

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    The CSJ has a paper on the Via Gebennensis - Geneva to Le Puy. There is also a small guide in French and German with maps and lists of available accommodation. Here is what the CSJ has to say:

    The Guide:
    Chemin de St-Jacques-de-Compostelle de Genève au Puy-en-Velay
    L'Association Rhône-Alpes des Amis de St-Jacques. Special number 19 of their journal "Chemins de Compostelle en Rhône-Alpes". Feb 2006. 64 pp.
    Guide in French and German to the route from Geneva to le Puy, with maps and lists of available accommodation.


    Price: £6.50
     
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    Hi Darrell, :)
    I've now found the map I was looking for the other night.
    When planning route through Europe in 2005 I wanted, at first, to walk the GR routes through France but abandoned that idea because the GR routes wander, and as a pilgrim I wanted a route from Amsterdam to Le Puy as direct as possible. But what I bought was the IGN map 903 'France - Grande Randonnee'. It has the GR's for the whole of France so, depending how far you want to walk before geting to Le Puy you can plan a route.
    I also have another map showing routes from all over Europe and beyond. It shows the main gathering centres in France, Le Puy, Paris, etc but also shows the routes that fed into those centres. The map might be good for general planning but would be no good for a pilgrim planing a detailed route today. However it's produced again by IGN - Les Chemins De Saint Jacques de Compostelle.
    Hope this is helpful.
    Brendan
     
  5. Gabi

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    I used this guide and thought it was very useful:
    Miam-miam-dodo : Chemin de Compostelle (GR 65) du Puy-en-Velay à Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (Broché)
    de Lauriane Clouteau (Auteur), Jacques Clouteau (Auteur)

    It contains basic maps and good list of accomodation and grocery stores.
     
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    Dear Gabi,

    Here are the attached files that show the relavant information on Le Puy from France to St. Jean.
    Hope this is useful to you.

    sukinseoul
    Korea
    I will do walk the route in summer this year.
     

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