WALK - Le Puy to Conques - eBOOK

The Marvellous Landscape of Le Puy The Medieval Pilgrim's Bridge at Espalion A Chapel on the Way to Conques
Inside the Church of St Pierre de Bessejouls The Mysterious River Lot Exploring the Town of Estaing
Walking Le Puy to Conques - Companion Guide
- a fully illustrated e-Book

THE LE PUY TO CONQUES section of the great pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela has been called “the most picturesque and interesting section in France”, and the hiking trail begins in the historic city of Le Puy-en-Velay. Along the way you visit fascinating churches, pilgrim fountains and come across the legend of the Beast of Gevaudan. You cross the exposed Auvergne Massif and explore St-Come-d’Olt and Espalion, known as “Les plus beaux villages de France” - the most beautiful villages in France. You will sample the regional foods and wines of France.

Walking the GR65 from Le Puy to Conques
Le Puy to Conques - 210 km over 13 days

Le Puy to Conques is an ancient pilgrim path through the heart of France. After a superb walking journey of 210km, you arrive at Conques, an ancient abbey town hidden in the Lot Valley. Here you visit the world-famous abbey-church and its treasury, filled with medieval relics. Also included in this journey is a visit to the once renowned pilgrimage site of Rocamadour, destination for countless medieval pilgrims wishing to visit the Black Madonna of Rocamadour.

The Classic Pilgrim's Journey from Le Puy to Conques

The Illustrated eBOOK Companion Guide

Walking through the pine forest near Les Faux

We've put together our experiences of life on the Le Puy to Conques Trail to help you plan your journey. Of course, there's nothing like doing it yourself. WALK Le Puy to Conques includes:

  • Informative Narrative.
  • Suggested Places to Stay and Eat.
  • Learn about the history of the French pilgrimage.
  • Tradition of Saints on the Path.
  • Sites to Visit.
  • Explore French Villages on the Trail.
  • What Clothes and Gear to Take.
  • Learn Handy Travel Hints.
  • Detailed Overview Maps.
  • Transport Options.
Accommodation

A number of companies can provide these services. They can be found via the internet. Sherpa Holidays also provide a self-guided itinerary which includes luggage transfer and accommodation booking. You can also organise to ring ahead for the next night's accommodation from where you are staying.

When to Go

The thing about travel is that any time is the right time. It’s just that you will have different experiences. We began our walk in September which is about the BEST TIME (from September to November). March to May is also good, but be aware that Easter sometimes falls in March or April and accommodation may be more difficult to obtain.

WALK Le Puy to Conques - eBook Reviews

Thank you, it was refreshing to view the book after actually having been there. Also, from my quick viewing I would suggest you have done a great job and I will recommend it to others contemplating this chemin. I particularly enjoyed your pictures as they were not ALL religiously oriented but showed the scenery and places off quite well. More of this please. Great work and I'll not hesitate to use your material for any other walks I plan that you cover.
Trevor O. Jan 2017

I would also like to thank you for your book about Le Puy to Conques. First, it was this book that made me take the journey, and second, we (my wife and I) had an immense joy carrying the book with us as we did the walk ending October 2 this year.
Erling O. - (2014)

Easy to read, and love the pictures!
Conques Pilgrim - (2012)

Our Personal Account of the Le Puy to Conques Pilgrimage Trail

We have put together a comprehensive, illustrated journal of the highlights of our journey along the historic Via Podiensis (Le Puy to Conques). In this eBook you will find many places and sites of interest, both from a historical and a contemporary perspective. Villages, such as Nasbinals and the magnificent, medieval Espalion, along with the French countryside will encourage you to make this journey yourself.

The Illustrated Guide to read before you Walk le Puy to Conques

A Pilgrim Inn sign in Conques

We've detailed our experiences of life on the Le Puy to Conques Section to help you plan your own journey. Of course, there's nothing like doing it yourself. WALK Le Puy to Conques includes:

  • Walker's Information.
  • Section by Section itinerary.
  • Fully Illustrated - 90 Images.
  • Overview Maps - 15 maps.
  • Visit Medieval Rocamadour.
  • 102 Pages.
  • Learn about St. James and St. Roche.
  • Preparation for your Journey.
  • History of the Pilgrimage.
  • The Black madonna.
  • PDF ebook.
Downloading your eBOOK

This eBOOK works with any PDF compatible eREADER, including Macs and PCs. Once you order your copy through PAY PAL we send you a Download Link from which you can download your PDF eBOOK.
WALK Le Puy to Conques is 65.5 M in size and may take up to 10 minutes to download.

The fascinating entrance to Espalion, France
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