VIA FRANCIGENA/Canterbury to Rome Day 4

Tournahem Sur la Hem to Wisques.

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A relatively easy and short 20K walk to the do not miss Abbaye de Notre Dame.

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Abbey de Notre Dame

With the short walk we arrived at the Abbaye early around 12:15 and were welcomed by the friendly and kind Sister Lucie.

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Sister Lucie and Mika

They put us up in a beautiful coach house a 100 meters from the Abbaye.

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Perhaps the best digs of the pilgrimage

So quiet with a beautiful garden and gorgeous view of the surrounding countryside.

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View from the coachhouse bedroom window


There was some pleasant walking through forest and farm fields amidst rolling hills.

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With the short walk we arrived at the Abbaye early around 12:15 and were welcomed by the friendly and kind Sister Lucie.
The nuns put us up in a beautiful coach house fifty meters from the abbey.

The Vespers session at 16:30 was beautiful with the nuns all in an alcove around the corner from us so we could only hear their angelic voices and not see them. We shared a simple but nourishing dinner with two other pilgrims doing a 2 week stage; Gerard and his 14 year old granddaughter Cecille.

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With Gerard and Cecille

Lovely Experience!

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A bit flat but beautiful countryside

 

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Well at least we are under 2,000K

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