St.Jean Pied de Port; the Camino Francés 

The Camino Francés traditionally begins in St-Jean-Pied-de-Port.Two-thirds of pilgrims arriving in Santiago walk the Camino Francés, of which 10% start their journey here, walk south on the Rue de Citadelle, past the Notre-Dame church, and through the gate of Norte -Dame.  I used a long exposure for the photo to show the pilgrims walking down … Continue reading St.Jean Pied de Port; the Camino Francés 

The history of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela

The Way of St. James is the pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. It ranks along with Rome and Jerusalem as one of Christendom’s great pilgrim destinations. By the 12th century, the Camino had become a rather organized affair and what is widely regarded as the world’s first travel guide, … Continue reading The history of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela