Chemin DuPuy (Via Podiensis)

Le Puy en Velay to St. Jean Pied de Port(SJPP). In my opinion the best Camino option for a long walk through France (742K) to SJPP. While this Camino has good infrastructure and pilgrim support, it is relatively quiet vs. Camino Frances. The scenery and cultural aspects are excellent. Optionally you can continue to Santiago making it a 1506K pilgrimage.

Which Camino Should I Walk After Frances?

If you have walked the Camino Frances and dream of a repeat, it is certainly a viable option to walk Frances again. Why it is the best of the Caminos is explained at Why Frances Is The Best Camino. That said, if you are feeling a desire for something different, there are 17 alternative Caminos …

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Why Frances Is The Best Camino to Walk:

Frances may be my favorite but each Pilgrim is unique. The better question to ask is, “Which Camino Is Best For Me?” First of all, it is important to be aware that the Camino de Santiago is a personal journey and there is no right, wrong, best or worst Camino. Do some research and walk …

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HOW THE CHEMIN DuPUY (VIA PODIENSIS) IS DIFFERENT FROM CAMINO FRANCES

Via Podiensis is one of the four main pilgrimage routes through France and considered the most beautiful. Le Puy to St. Jean-Pied-de-Port is in France while Camino Frances is in Spain all but one day which is the main differentiator. Here are 10 more differences from one pilgrim’s admittedly biased perspective: 1. Quieter: There are …

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A Very Special Auberge on The Camino Chemin du Puy

It was the second day of my Camino which started in Le Puy-en-Velay. It was hot over 30C and I was trying to make it to Le Sauvage. I had only walked about 23K when I reached the little village of Le Villeret d’Apchier and still had another 8K to Le Sauvage. I stopped at …

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