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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 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.

What’s included?

  • Accomodation and breakfast
  • Dinners according to description and selected range of services
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer along the trail.
  • A set of maps (1/25 000 scale) with the route marked on and detailed route notes describing the trail.
  • A daily itinerary together with information about facilities and places of interest along the trail.
  • Emergency assistance in English

 

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