Chemin St Jacques
This is 15 night/16 day adventure starts and ends in Paris. We will walk approximately 125 miles from Le Puy-en-Velay, France to Conques, France on the historic Chemin St. Jacques.
May 13- May 28, 2023
-Welcome celebration that includes a sunset cruise up to the Eifffel Tower from the Bastille locks.
-15 nights lodging
- 9 dinners
- Train transfer to Le Puy from Paris and From Conques back to Paris
We will meet in Paris at our hotel near Gare du Lyon. We will see the City of Lights from our private boat cruise from the Locks of Bastille to the Eiffel tour and back.
We will walk to Gare de Lyon and board the train to Le Puy-en-Velay. Let your body recover from jet-lag while you enjoy the scenic French countryside from the train window.
We will stay in Le-Puy-en-Velay today. Explore the 12th-century cathedral, climb the steps to the iconic Rocher Saint-Michel d' Aiguilhe, chapel that was built in the year 951AD on top of a 2,000,000 year old volcanic rock or just relax with a glass of wine and people watch in the town plaza. Later that evening, we will attend a reception hosted by Camino volunteers to meet other pilgrims who we will see on the trail over the days to come.
Today we begin our walk on the Chemin Saint Jacques also known as The Via Podensis.
Le-Puy-en-Velay to Montbonnet - Approximately 11 miles
Montbonnet to Monistrol d'allier - 10.5 miles
Monistrol d'Allier to Saugues - 10 miles
Saugues to Les Sauvage - 15 miles
Les Sauvage to Aumont Aubrac 19 miles
Today is the most challenging of all of the days. But the sense of accomplishment that you will fell afterward is so worth it!
Aumont Aubrac to Montgros - 10.5 miles
Montgros to St. Chely d'Aubrac - 13.6 miles
St. Chely d'Aubrac to St. Come d'Olt - 13.7 miles
St. Come d'Olt to Estaing - 10 miles
We will walk through 3 villages that are listed as the most beautiful villages in France!
Estaing to Senergues - 6 miles
This is a short day of walking designed to give us the opportunity to explore
Senergues to Conques - 6 miles
Wake up, have a leisurely breakfast and still have time to explore Conques before we make our way back to Paris.
Last day of our adventure together.