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Lynnem

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014)
Want to walk the Le Puy Camino in (2019)
#1
My husband and I are planning to walk the Le Puy Camino next year.
I have heard that the Michelin Guide book …..Le chemin de Compostelle - Zoom Map 161
Is really good.
I am having so much trouble trying to find one online for sale and in English.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Regards,
Lynne
 
Camino(s) past & future
Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
#2
Hi Lynne - the Michelin guides are great - 160 for the Camino de Santiago and 161 from Le Puy to St. Jean -
It is only printed in French but the map key is in a number of languages, including English - and you don't need a language for the actual maps!
You can buy it on amazon.co.uk. as well as at Stanfords - http://www.stanfords.co.uk/Chemin-d...elin-Pocket-Road-Atlas-Zoom-161_9782067174016
and Abe books - https://www.abebooks.co.uk/9782067174016/chemin-Compostelle-Zoom-Map-161-2067174010/plp and 2ndhand copies sometimes turn up on Ebay - but don't pay more than £8 for one.

But if you get stuck let me know as I have a copy you can borrow/have!
 

Lynnem

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014)
Want to walk the Le Puy Camino in (2019)
#3
Many thanks David for the info. I have found one on Stanfords website.
Many thanks for the offer to borrow or have your copy. Very generous of you.
Regards,
Lynne
 

Hurry Krishna

Indian on the Way
Camino(s) past & future
2009 (from Sarria), 2014 from St Jean Pied de Port, 2016 from Porto, 2018 from Le Puy to Santiago.
#5
My husband and I are planning to walk the Le Puy Camino next year.
I have heard that the Michelin Guide book …..Le chemin de Compostelle - Zoom Map 161
Is really good.
I am having so much trouble trying to find one online for sale and in English.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Regards,
Lynne
We started from Le Puy and got to Santiago just over a week ago. We used the Michelin map for the French section. it’s good for overview. But not very accurate on distance and very limited in terms of accommodation. For the latter Miam Miam Dodo electronic version is much better - even if you don’t read French. There is a special app for accommodation called My Camino Bed, which we found very useful for St Jean onwards. Buen Camino.
 

lt56ny

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013-Frances SJP-Finisterre, 2015 Camino Le Puy-Santiago, 2017 Portugues Lisbon-Santiago 2018 Norte
#6
I used the Michelin guide 4 years ago and I found it barely useful. I think the previous person’s review was 100% correct. Very little information. I can’t be sure about distances as I don’t remember. Information about Gites, etc. was very weak. There were also days that I would leave a town in the morning thinking I was going through 3 or 4 or more towns along the way but they turned out to be just a few houses with no services. There were a few days that I only had minimal food, if any all day. The guide gices no information about that. Overall I found the guide to be about a 3 out of 10 in terms of usefulness. I have heard from others the French guide is very user friendly and with a good translator you should be able to use it pretty well. Michelin for me a big big thumbs down 👎
 

Felice

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP to Santiago Sept 2014
#7
Some of the distances are definitely inaccurate. The only good point of the guide as far as we were concerned, were the height profiles, but you can get those from various website anyway.

MMDD is good for accommodation. As is gronze.com.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#8
I only used the Lightfoot guidebook in English for the Le Puy route and downloaded the Navigator app, gps locations for the areas we were walking. I "only" got lost twice ☺, but Navigator brought me right back to where I needed to be!
 

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