Le Puy to Conques – a German pilgrim and the lost key

Sacred French Landscape

Le Puy, France Well, this was it. The planning and research was over. There were 800kms to walk from Le Puy to the Pyrenees and then another 700km to Santiago de Compostela. However our journey would be considerably shorter at 210km across the Auvergne region in Southern France. We would be following the GR65, one […]

Le Puy to Conques – Le Puy, the city of the Holy Virgin

Cast iron statue of the Virgin and Jesus in Le Puy

In Le Puy, France for the start of our walk to Conques: The next day we had a lot to do. Waking early we left the hotel in the dark to attend the 7.00 am service which would include a pilgrims’ blessing. I felt a sense of adventure as we walked up Mount Corneille and […]