The French section - 2009 walk from Lyon, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
The French section – 2009 walk from Lyon, France to Burguete, Spain.

Longwalk 2009 ~ Overview

“Don’t Stop Me Now”

Okay, okay, it’s more than a passing fancy, more than a hobby… when the stars align just so, what else can you do? Something gets into you when you walk so far. By late 2008 I was yearning once more for the Camino… But I’d been studying French… so I decided to put it all together on the most famous trail in France, the original pilgrimage road from Le Puy-en-Velay to St-Jacques-Compostele. For a shakedown, I decided to start in Lyon. This is the route of the French section I walked in 2009. The last part, from Montreal-de-Gers to the Spanish border at St-Jean-Pied-de-Port, is the same trail I walked in 2005 on the Voie de Vezelay.

I’ve broken the French section of my route into three parts:

Lyon to Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay to Montreal-du-Gers

Montreal-du-Gers to St-Jean-Pied-de-Port

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