Medieval Christian Church Architecture, Art and History Links

Links to all French Cathedral and Abbey Photo Pages in Paradoxplace

Link to some early medieval French Saints, Kings and Queens

French Cistercian Abbeys

About Paradoxplace

 

French Pilgrims' Roads to Santiago de Compostela

 

France Photo & History Galleries

 

MAPS OF THE SPANISH CAMINO

 

THE SPANISH CAMINO DE SANTIAGO - PHOTOS OF TOWNS, BUILDINGS AND CAMINO COUNTRY

 

THE VIA FRANCIGENA - PILGRIMS' ROAD FROM CANTERBURY TO ROME

 

Links to lots of books about medieval European Pilgrimages     Books about France

 

 

 

A Camino sign on a lightly travelled part of the via Podiensis at Bessuejouls near Conques.  This sign captures the sense of pilgrimage in a way that the large snazzy EU funded signs and Camino sculptures in Spain and some parts of France completely miss. 

 

 

 

LINKS TO PARADOXPLACE PAGES ABOUT PLACES ON THE PILGRIM ROADS OF FRANCE

(listed from East to West or North to South approximately)

 

Via Turonensis ("The Way of Tours") and associated roads

 

Reims, Paris, St-Benoit-sur-Loire, Chartres, Lavardin, St-Jacques-des-Guérets, Tours, Angers, Poitiers, Charroux, Civray, Aulnay

 

Via Lemovicensis ("The Way of Vézelay") and associated roads

 

Autun, Saulieu, Vézelay, Périgueux, Bergerac, Monségur, Bazas

 

Via Podiensis ("The Way of Le Puy") and associated roads

 

Brioude, Aurillac, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Rocamadour, Martel, Souillac, Cadouin, Bergerac

 

Le Puy, Saugues, Aubrac, St-Côme-d'Olt, Espalion, Bessuéjouls, Estaing, Conques, Villeneuve d'Aveyron, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Moissac, Agen, Condom

 

Via Tolsana ("The Way of Arles") and associated roads

 

Arles, Toulouse, Leyre

 

 

LINK TO MAPS OF THE SPANISH PILGRIMS' ROADS TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

 

 

 

 

The map shown below is to be found in this excellent book published by MSM

 

 

 

 

LINKS TO PARADOXPLACE FRANCE PAGES

 

French Cistercian Abbeys

 

 

BURGUNDY CHAMPAGNE AND EAST

 

Bourgogne, Franche Comté, Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne Ardennes

Including Paradoxplace pages on Vézelay, Autun, and Reims

 

 

NORTH AND CENTRE

 

Île de France, Paris, Picardie, Nord Pas de Calais, Normandie, Bretagne, Centre Val de Loire, Pays de Loire

Including Paradoxplace pages on Paris, Chartres, Le Mans, Tours, Fontevraud

 

 

SOUTH WEST

 

Poitou Charentes, Limousin, Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrenées, Auvergne

Including Paradoxplace pages on Poitiers, Moissac and

Ste-Foy Cathedral (Conques)

 

 

SOUTH

 

Languedoc Roussillon, Rhône Alpes, Pyrenées Atlantiques, Cote d'Azure, Provence

 

 

 

Buy from Amazon USA      Buy from Amazon UK

 

 

Pilgrimage, The Great Adventure of the Middle Ages, John Ure

 

Buy from Amazon USA     Buy from Amazon UK

 

 

More books about Pilgrimages in the Middle Ages

 

and here's a link to a great website with descriptions of walks along many sections of the Pilgrimage Roads of France

 

LINK TO "WALKING IN FRANCE"  (section on "Maps and Guides")

 

 

 

 

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