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Pilgrimage Accomodation GR655 Igny to Chartres

Labyrinth

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Desperately looking for pilgrimage accomodation along the GR655 from Igny to Chartres -- Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated -- even B & Bs or hotels if there are no pilgrimage auberges or hostels on this route
 
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mspath

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Desperately looking for pilgrimage accomodation along the GR655 from Igny to Chartres -- Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated -- even B & Bs or hotels if there are no pilgrimage auberges or hostels on this route

I posted this earlier this year but perhaps you missed it.

Labyrinth,

The Monastery of the Orantes in Bonneuil, 23 km from Igny on the route to Chartres provides pilgrim accommodation. Here is their web with contact info for an email. http://www.spiritualite2000.com/monasteres/monastere-des-orantes-de-lassomption/
You can write them in English for a reservation and provide a Google translation.

Also see the English editions of sketch maps of the relevant sections of the GR655 from the local FFrp.

31 km further at Epernon the Priory Saint Thomas offers accommodation for pilgrims. See their email contact on this web
www.guidestchristophe.com/hebergements/centre/prieure-saint-thomas.

From Epernon it is 26 km to Chartres. For more French info on this section of the walk in the Eure et Loir department see
www.compostelle28.org/index.php?version=computer

Happy planning!
 

pudgypilgrim

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You don't say when you are walking. Remember that September and May are extremely busy for all accommodations in this area, especially on weekends. It's a popular weekend getaway area most of the year, but it's especially crowded in those months.

The Abbey of St Louis du Temple in Vauhallan (just past Igny) has very nice pilgrim accommodation, but they are often all booked up, just as is St Thomas in Epernon.
http://www.abbaye-limon-vauhallan.com

When we walked last fall, we stayed in Vauhallan at the abbey, in Chevreuse at the Residence Hotel Ducs de Chevreuse (weekend, no other option anywhere, but not a first choice, for sure), Rambouillet in the Ibis Budget out by the N10 (ditto), the Epi in Epernon (St Thomas was booked up two months in advance).

However, for accommodations once you cross into Eure et Loir (Epernon-ish), contact the local pilgrims' association. They are super nice folks and will find you a private home if there's nothing else available.

http://www.compostelle28.org

It's possible that compostelle2000.org in Paris might have some other suggestions for Chevreuse to Rambouillet.

http://www.compostelle2000.org

It's a very pleasant walk. For the section in Eure et Loir, please check out the pdfs from compostelle28. Excellent clear directions.

ETA We did Epernon--Chartres in one day, but the amis can find you a place to stay in between if you don't want to do such a long day, or there is an inn in Jouy:
http://www.lauberge-de-la-gare.sitew.com/#Accueil.A

The site is about the restaurant, but they do have a few rooms, too.
 
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pudgypilgrim

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Incidentally, are you following the GR655 just because that's what you want to do? You do realize that it meanders so much between Paris and Chartres that it just about doubles the distance? If you're just doing a short walk it's fine, but if you plan to continue on, you can save a whole big bunch of kilometers by calculating your own route as far as Epernon.
 
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