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Bessuéjouls, GR 65, Chemin de Saint-Jacques, France

Bessuéjouls, GR 65, Chemin de Saint-Jacques, France

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, GR65 variante, France

Walking the Way of Saint James (also known as the Chemin de Saint-Jacques or Pilgrims' Trail

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, GR65 variante, France

Hotel de la Vallée, Espeyrac on the GR 65 Chemin de Saint-Jacques, France

Aumont-Aubrac to Figeac along the Chemin de Saint-Jacques, France

Hotel de la Vallée, Espeyrac on the GR 65 Chemin de Saint-Jacques, France

Canal between Moissac and Boudou, France

Walking the Way of Saint James (also known as the Chemin de Saint-Jacques or Pilgrims' Trail

Canal between Moissac and Boudou, France

On my suggested itinerary for a long-distance walk along the Chemin de Saint-Jacques, I recommend arriving in Estaing around lunchtime with plenty of time to relax and explore.  Guided visits of the village are available from the Tourist Office, but if you’d rather explore at your own pace, these are my favourite ways to spend the afternoon.

5 unforgettable moments in Estaing

On my suggested itinerary for a long-distance walk along the Chemin de Saint-Jacques, I recommend arriving in Estaing around lunchtime with plenty of time to relax and explore. Guided visits of the village are available from the Tourist Office, but if you’d rather explore at your own pace, these are my favourite ways to spend the afternoon.

The Chemin de Saint-Jacques leaves Saint-Chély-d’Aubrac over a 16th century bridge.  Before then, pilgrims would have had to cross the river by foot.

5 favourite fotos from Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac

The Chemin de Saint-Jacques leaves Saint-Chély-d’Aubrac over a 16th century bridge. Before then, pilgrims would have had to cross the river by foot.

"To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world." Freya Stark

"To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world." Freya Stark

Stone houses in Aumont-Aubrac on the GR 65 Chemin de Saint-Jacques, France

Aumont-Aubrac to Figeac along the Chemin de Saint-Jacques, France

Stone houses in Aumont-Aubrac on the GR 65 Chemin de Saint-Jacques, France

Small café just over the bridge past the church in Bessuéjouls.

Aumont-Aubrac to Figeac along the Chemin de Saint-Jacques, France

Small café just over the bridge past the church in Bessuéjouls.

There may only be one hotel in Espeyrac but there is no shortage of options for the thirsty pilgrim to fill their water bottle.   There are two water fountains here—this one is beautiful.  The other one is a little on the quirky side...

Walking the Chemin de Saint-Jacques du-Puy – drinking fountains...French style

There may only be one hotel in Espeyrac but there is no shortage of options for the thirsty pilgrim to fill their water bottle. There are two water fountains here—this one is beautiful. The other one is a little on the quirky side...

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