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Three Ways from Perigueux

LesBrass

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As many of you know I live a short hop from the Camino Vezeley. When I walk to the boulangerie I see camino markers and yet our village is not part of any official route. When @Sara_Dhooma was walking this way in 2020 she diverted along what I feel should be another (third) option... there are already two! Sadly the night Sara reached us, France went into lockdown and the rest (as they say) is history. However, Sara left me with a suggestion... why not walk and map the different options from Perigueux onwards?

So I started with a little research. A friend on mine once served on the village council and her own house dates from the 11th century and was once home of the Bishop of Cahors. She told me that there are old maps in the Mairie that show our village on the camino but I've not been able to find anything to back this up. However... my own personal hunch is that pilgrims did indeed once walk here.

This website is a great resource for Vezelay pilgrims https://www.voiedevezelay.eu/en/tracks-guides and clearly shows the two 'official' routes from Perigueux... but today I started my task walking from Perigueux on my own little variant. Hopefully over the coming weeks I'll complete my wanderings and I'll put together a little guide but for now I'll leave you with a few photos of a beautiful winter stroll from Perigueux to Chancelade Abbaye

Happy New Year Pilgrims... may we all be blessed with peace, good health and adventures

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LesBrass

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I lived in Perigueux for a year in the late 70's. What a delightful city. My apartment was in the Maison des Consuls, which is situated right in front of the river Isle.

It would be great to walk-through the area again.
My husband would love to live in Perigueux... some of the little apartments in the old town look wonderful! We saw one where we parked overlooking the cathedral carpark and he was very interested. My guess is the centre and the area around the river wont have changed much since you were here. We live a days walk from Perigueux but less than 30 minutes in the car 🚶‍♀️ 🤭
 

Harington

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Vézelay/Francés 2011, Primitivo 2012, VdlP 2013, Via Domitia 2014, Inglés 2015, Francigena 2016
As many of you know I live a short hop from the Camino Vezeley. When I walk to the boulangerie I see camino markers and yet our village is not part of any official route. When @Sara_Dhooma was walking this way in 2020 she diverted along what I feel should be another (third) option... there are already two! Sadly the night Sara reached us, France went into lockdown and the rest (as they say) is history. However, Sara left me with a suggestion... why not walk and map the different options from Perigueux onwards?

So I started with a little research. A friend on mine once served on the village council and her own house dates from the 11th century and was once home of the Bishop of Cahors. She told me that there are old maps in the Mairie that show our village on the camino but I've not been able to find anything to back this up. However... my own personal hunch is that pilgrims did indeed once walk here.

This website is a great resource for Vezelay pilgrims https://www.voiedevezelay.eu/en/tracks-guides and clearly shows the two 'official' routes from Perigueux... but today I started my task walking from Perigueux on my own little variant. Hopefully over the coming weeks I'll complete my wanderings and I'll put together a little guide but for now I'll leave you with a few photos of a beautiful winter stroll from Perigueux to Chancelade Abbaye

Happy New Year Pilgrims... may we all be blessed with peace, good health and adventures

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Les, which village do you live in? if you don't want to reply publicly could you PM me? I won't abuse the info! I have walked the Voie de Vézelay and worked in Sorges, and have been interested in this route since the 1990s.
 
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Harington

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Vézelay/Francés 2011, Primitivo 2012, VdlP 2013, Via Domitia 2014, Inglés 2015, Francigena 2016
Just replied and it vanished! Les, can you say which village you live in (PM me if you don't want to say publicly; I won't abuse the info). I have been researching the Voie de Vézelay since the 1990s. I've walked it, and also worked in Sorges for a bit.
 

LesBrass

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Just replied and it vanished! Les, can you say which village you live in (PM me if you don't want to say publicly; I won't abuse the info). I have been researching the Voie de Vézelay since the 1990s. I've walked it, and also worked in Sorges for a bit.
I live near St Astier but I'll send you more details in a message :D
 

lovingkindness

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Bonjour @LesBrass
What a fun project you have embarked upon! If you are interested in pouring over old maps and ancient texts relating to paths in the Dordogne, here’s a couple of works that may inspire:

*Old maps: le Cadastre napoléonien (1812)
Here's a link to Archives Department, Dordogne ( le Cadastre, 6509 entries) in which one can see all the old paths passing through the villages of Dordogne (Périgord) before the French Revolution.

*Dictionnaire topographique du département de la Dordogne. Author: Gourgues, Alexis de (1801-1885).
This dictionary lists all the known roman roads and other roads in Dordogne up until the 19th century. Perhaps you’ll find traces of your Chemin de Saint Jacques here!

Bonne chance et bonne récherche!
-Lovingkindness
 

LesBrass

Likes Walking
Year of past OR future Camino
yes...
Bonjour @LesBrass
What a fun project you have embarked upon! If you are interested in pouring over old maps and ancient texts relating to paths in the Dordogne, here’s a couple of works that may inspire:

*Old maps: le Cadastre napoléonien (1812)
Here's a link to Archives Department, Dordogne ( le Cadastre, 6509 entries) in which one can see all the old paths passing through the villages of Dordogne (Périgord) before the French Revolution.

*Dictionnaire topographique du département de la Dordogne. Author: Gourgues, Alexis de (1801-1885).
This dictionary lists all the known roman roads and other roads in Dordogne up until the 19th century. Perhaps you’ll find traces of your Chemin de Saint Jacques here!

Bonne chance et bonne récherche!
-Lovingkindness
thank you for these - it was the Napoleon Cadastre that my friend was talking about... but also information from her house which was once the family seat of the bishop of Cahors in the 1100's... so interesting!
 

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