Vezelay – Country Roads of France

When you visit the church in Vezelay, note the 15 large wooden crosses around the walls. These were brought from the various warring countries after WWII in 1946. There were originally 14, but a 15th was made by local German prisoners who wanted to join the “pilgrimage for peace”.

As you walk up the hill, see if you can spot the metal scallop shells (cockle) set in the road. Many pilgrims started from here on their way to Santiago de Compostela, and the scallop shell was their emblem.

See our photos from Vezelay here

Tony Page

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