fbpx
logo_mini

St James’way via the Célé valley

St James’way via the Célé valley

Via Podiensis is one of the four main pilgrimage French routes to the Spanish sanctuary of Santiago de Compostela from Le Puy en Velay, a Marian sanctuary since the fifth century. Since the Middle Ages, millions of pilgrims have left from Le Puy to journey to the Spanish Galicia, at the extremity of the Iberian Peninsula, to venerate the relics of Saint James, one of Christ’s apostles. This pilgrimage is today registered on the World Heritage list of UNESCO.
From Conques, you will reach Figeac via Decazeville, a town created in the 19th century at the height of the country’s industrial coal mining revolution. From Figeac, pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compostela had several routes to choose from. Crossing the Causse de Limogne, limestone plateau, was the quickest route but also the most dangerous because the forest provided the perfect cover for ambushes. Or they could climb to the top of the Célé valley, or even go via Rocamadour, the sanctuary dedicated to the Black Madonna that has been welcoming visitors since the early Middle Ages. The route via the Célé valley is unquestionably the most beautiful way to reach Cahors. You walk along the river, on the cliffs or across the plateau, discovering remarkably rich sites that bear witness to the area’s past. Along the way, the route is punctuated by châteaux, abbeys, old houses and incredibly charming medieval villages, and let us not forget the Pech Merle grotto, one of nature’s wonders decorated by early man at the beginning of the Paleolithic period. You can loop via Saint-Cirq Lapopie, one of the most beautiful villages in France, then follow the towpath carved into the rock face on the Bouziés side to reach Cahors, an old town, two thousand years old, which has retained its very rich medieval heritage.

STANDARD : accommodation in 2 star hotels with terroir dinners

Tour description C26909 (9 days, 8 nights)

Day 1: Arrival at Conques
Day 2: Conques – Livinhac le Haut (24 km)
Day 3: Livinhac – Figeac (25.5 km)
Day 4: Figeac – Corn (21 km)
Day 5: Corn – Marcilhac sur Célé (20 km)
Day 6: Marcilhac – Cabrerets (21 km)
Day 7: Cabrerets – Vers (26.5 km)
Day 8: Vers – Cahors (21.5 km)
Day 9: Cahors – End of the tour after breakfast.

Tour prices

Price per person double occupancy: 960 Euros
Price per person in a single room: 1230 Euros
Price for solo walker: 1275 Euros

Tour description C26910 (10 days, 9 nights)

Day 1: Arrival at Conques
Day 2: Conques – Livinhac le Haut (24 km)
Day 3: Livinhac – Figeac (25.5 km)
Day 4: Figeac – Corn (21 km)
Day 5: Corn – Marcilhac sur Célé (20 km)
Day 6: Marcilhac – Cabrerets (21 km)
Day 7: Cabrerets – St Cirq Lapopie via Pech Merle grotto (15 km)
Day 8: Saint Cirq Lapopie – Vers (22 km)
Day 9: Vers – Cahors (21.5 km)
Day 10: Cahors – End of the tour after breakfast.

Tour prices

Price per person double occupancy: 1060 Euros
Price per person in a single room: 1370 Euros
Price for solo walker: 1275 Euros

[Region]

[Theme]

[Difficult]

[Days]

9

[Price]

À partir de

960€

Book

close

Group rate (5 and more) and CE, contact us.

Comfort: 3/4 star hotel - gourmet dinner (according todescription)

Standard: 2-star hotel - regional dinner (according to description)

Clear
logo_mini

Services

Included

Sentiers de France create for you the perfect holiday. All you have to do now is walk, cycle or drive and of course enjoy !

Sentiers France concocts a stay.
Your only concern will be to enjoy and hike.

heberg

Accommodation

iti

Itineraries

restau

Meal

logo_mini

Tours

You might like

You like this walking tours ? These ones could be the one too !

Alabaster coast

From Etretat to Dieppe, a distance of about 100 kilometers, the English Channel is lined by cliffs that make up the last headland of the Pays de Caux. They spread across the coast as a stark chalk plateau. Each year, these cliffs recede an average of one or two meters, and it is this rapid […]

[Duration]

7

[Difficult]

[Theme]

[Price]

From 970€

Tarn and canoeing

One of the most beautiful places in France! The Tarn River flows rapidly towards les Causses from its source at Mont Lozere in the Cevennes. It rushes through this chalky region, through a succession of natural faults that it has enlarged, deepened, sculpted, and carved out to create a sequence of imposing and splendid passes […]

[Duration]

8

[Difficult]

[Theme]

[Price]

From

Holy mountains in Provence

During this tour you will discover two mountains of Provence: the Montagne Sainte Victoire and the Massif de la Sainte Baume. These limestone mountains originated with the folding of the Alps. They are very similar in height, with the same asymmetrical slopes topped by a rocky white ridge that contrasts with the blue of the […]

[Duration]

6

[Difficult]

[Theme]

[Price]

From 795€