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French Way of St James Tour Videos

Watch our inspiring video of pilgrims walking the Le Puy Camino

Get a better understanding of what walking the French Way of St James is like with our inspiring video. Watch pilgrims walking the Le Puy Camino in France and then discover how you can do the same with our affordable self guided and guided tours.


Walking the French Way of St James Video

The French Way of St James provides pilgrims with one of the most beautiful Camino routes of all the ways. Unlike the Camino Francés, it avoids major cities and towns.

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The French Way of St James is considered the most beautiful of all the Camino routes. View the French Way of St James trip:  The French Way of St James is considered the most beautiful of all the Camino routes that make their way to the Spanish city of Santiago. This film shows exactly why - and the benefits of doing it on a self guided trip with UTracks.  #WayOfStJames #Camino #UTracksTravel  About the French Way of St James Camino  Of the four main #pilgrimage routes in #France to St Jean Pied de Port, where #pilgrims would connect with the Camino Francés, the Via Podiensis, also known as The Way of #LePuy or more simply, the French Way of #SaintJames, is by far the most popular.  Once the word had spread across #Europe that the apostle of St James’ relics had been discovered in Santiago, a pilgrimage to the site became a rite of passage. The journey at times rivalled a #trip to Jerusalem or Rome, and pilgrims from as far as Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic made their way through France to St Jean Pied de Port.  While the earliest recordings of pilgrims on this way dates back to 950AD, the popularity of the Via Podiensis today can be traced back to more recent times when the long distance GR65 #hiking route was created in the 1970s. As more modern day travellers began to seek ways to Santiago, the French Way of St James stood out as the most spectacular, taking in some of the most scenic parts of France.  The Via Podiensis begins in Le Puy-en-Velay and travels across the high plateaus of the Massif Central, the volcanic highlands of Velay, through rustic villages, past impressive castles, quaint villages, a myriad of monuments and through the picturesque French countryside. For today’s travellers, the Via Podiensis provides one of the most beautiful of all the ways. Unlike the Camino Francés, it avoids major cities and towns.  View the French Way of St James trip: View all Camino trips: View all UTracks trips:  About UTracks #ActiveTravel  UTracks have over 450 trips across the active #travel spectrum: from relaxed cycling in the Loire Valley, to discovering iconic Camino trails, to challenging hikes around Mont Blanc.   Walking or cycling, 2-star or 4-star, small group or self guided, land, river or sea - UTracks can help you #explore Europe exactly the way you want. Learn more at  Follow UTracks:


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