Venus of La Madeleine This piece was labelled "Ciseau - Magdalénien moyen" which translates literally as "Chisel - Middle Magdalenian". It is 131 mm long. The handle bears a longitudinal groove and three arcs deeply incised, presumably to avoid slipping when held in the hand. The deep incisions were probably intended to promote the flow of blood from injured animals.' Photo: Don Hitchcock 2008 Source: Original on display at Le Musée National de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac
Figeac, France, along the Way of St. James - St. James' Way is the pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried. There are four French towns which are common and traditional starting points: Paris, Vézelay, Arles and Le Puy.