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France, Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France

 Posted by , last edited on November 24, 2013 at 05:38:47

Location Regions of Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Bourgogne, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Midi-Pyrénées, Picardie, Poitou-Charentes, and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
Coordinates N45 11 2.6 E0 43 22.6
Date of Inscription 1998

Brief Description ( )

Santiago de Compostela was the supreme goal for countless thousands of pious pilgrims who converged there from all over Europe throughout the Middle Ages. To reach Spain pilgrims had to pass through France, and the group of important historical monuments included in this inscription marks out the four routes by which they did so.

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Cathedral Saint-Front, Périgueux, Dordogne, Aquitaine Périgueux Cathedral
Church, Saint-Avit-Sénieur, Dordogne, Aquitaine Church Saint-Avit-Senieur
Former abbaye, Le Buisson-de-Cadouin, Dordogne, Aquitaine Cadouin Abbey
Former cathedral, Bazas, Gironde, Aquitaine Bazas Cathedral
Basilica Saint-Seurin, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine Basilica Saint-Seurin
Basilica Saint-Michel, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine Basilica of St. Michael
Cathedral Saint-André, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine Cathedral Saint-André
Grande-Sauve Abbey, La Sauve, Gironde, Aquitaine Grande-Sauve Abbey
Saint Peter Church, La Sauve, Gironde, Aquitaine Saint Peter Church
Notre-Dame-de-la-Fin-des-Terres Basilica, Soulac-sur-Mer, Gironde, Aquitaine Notre-Dame-de-la-Fin-des-Terres Basilica
Church Sainte-Quitterie, Aire-sur-l'Adour, Landes, Aquitaine Church Sainte-Quitterie
Bell tower, Mimizan, Landes, Aquitaine Bell tower of the old church of Mimizan
Abbey Saint-Jean, Sorde-l'Abbaye, Landes, Aquitaine Abbey Saint-Jean
Saint-Sever Abbey, Saint-Sever, Landes, Aquitaine Saint-Sever Abbey
Cathedral Saint Caprais, Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine Cathedral Saint Caprais
Cathedral Sainte-Marie, Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine Bayonne Cathedral
Church of L'Hôpital-Saint-Blaise, L'Hôpital-Saint-Blaise, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine Church of L'Hôpital-Saint-Blaise
Gate Saint Jacques, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine Gate Saint Jacques
Church Sainte Marie, Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine Church Sainte Marie
Church Notre-Dame du Port, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne Church Notre-Dame du Port
Le Puy Cathedral, Le Puy-en-Velay, Haute-Loire, Auvergne Le Puy Cathedral
Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques, Le Puy-en-Velay, Haute-Loire, Auvergne Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques
Mont Saint-Michel, Manche, Lower Normandy Mont Saint-Michel
Church Sainte-Croix-Notre-Dame, La Charite-sur-Loire, Nièvre, Burgundy Church Sainte-Croix-Notre-Dame
Church Saint-Jacques d'Asquins, Yonne, Burgundy Church Saint-Jacques d'Asquins
Former abbatial church Sainte-Madeleine, Vezelay, Yonne, Burgundy Former abbatial church Sainte-Madeleine
Collegial church Saint-Étienne (formerly collegial church Saint-Jacques), Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre, Indre, Centre Collegial church Saint-Étienne
Cathedral Saint-Étienne, Bourges, Cher, Centre Cathedral Saint-Étienne
Basilica Notre-Dame de l'Épine, L'Epine, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne Basilica Notre-Dame de l'Épine
Church Notre-Dame-en-Vaux, Châlons-en-Champagne, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne Church Notre-Dame-en-Vaux
Church Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie, Paris Saint-Jacques Tower
Former abbatial church, Saint-Gilles-du-Gard, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon Abbey of Saint-Gilles
Former abbey de Gellone, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon Gellone monastery
Pont du Diable, Saint-Jean-de-Fos, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon Pont du Diable
Church Saint-Léonard, Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat, Haute-Vienne, Limousin Church Saint-Léonard
Church of Tramesaygues, Audressein, Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées Church of Tramesaygues
Ancienne cathédrale, cloître, cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Sède, palais épiscopal, remparts, Saint-Lizier, Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées Saint-Lizier Cathedral
Saint Foy abbey-church, Conques, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées Saint Foy abbey-church
Bridge over the Dourdou, Conques, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées Bridge over the Dourdou
Pont-Vieux, Espalion, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées Pont-Vieux, Espalion
Bridge over the Lot, Estaing, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées Bridge over the Lot, Estaing, Aveyron
Bridge called "des pèlerins" over the Boralde, Saint-Chely-d'Aubrac, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées Pilgrim's bridge
Former cathedral Notre-Dame, Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges Cathedral
Basilica Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées Basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse
Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques, Toulouse
Church Saint-Just, Valcabrère, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées Church Saint-Just, Valcabrère
Cathedral Sainte-Marie, Auch, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées Auch Cathedral
Pont d'Artigue or of Lartigue, Beaumont, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées Pont d'Artigue
Collegial church Saint-Pierre, La Romieu, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées Collegial church Saint-Pierre
Cathedral Saint-Étienne, Cahors, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées Cahors cathedral
Valentré Bridge, Cahors, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées Valentré Bridge
Dolmen of Pech-Laglaire, Gréalou, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées Dolmen of Pech-Laglaire
Hospital Saint-Jacques, Figeac, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées  
Church Saint-Sauveur and crypt Saint-Amadour, Rocamadour, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées Church Saint-Sauveur and crypt Saint-Amadour
Hospice of the Plan and chapel Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, aka. chapelle des Templiers, Aragnouet, Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées Chapel Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption
Parochial church, Gavarnie, Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées Parochial church, Gavarnie
Church Saint-Laurent, Jézeau, Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées Church Saint-Laurent, Jézeau
Church of Cotdussan, Ourdis-Cotdoussan, Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées Church of Cotdussan
Church Notre-Dame-du-Bourg, Rabastens, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées Church Notre-Dame-du-Bourg, Rabastens
Abbey-church Saint-Pierre and cloister, Moissac, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées Moissac Abbey
Cathedral Notre-Dame, Amiens, Somme, Picardy Amiens Cathedral
Parochial church Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Folleville, Somme, Picardy Church of Saint-Jacques-Le-Majeur et Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Folleville
Parochial church Saint-Jacques, Compiègne, Oise, Picardy Parochial church Saint-Jacques, Compiègne
Church Sainte-Eutrope, Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes Church Sainte-Eutrope
Royal abbey Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Jean-d'Angély, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes Royal abbey Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Church of Saint-Pierre, Aulnay, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes Church of Saint-Pierre d'Aulnay
Former hospital des Pèlerins, Pons, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes Hospital des Pèlerins, Pons
Church Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes Church Saint-Hilaire, Melle
Church Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand, Poitiers, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes Church Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand, Poitiers
Church Saint-Honorat, Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Church Saint-Honorat, Arles

List of the sections listed

Seven sections of the Via Podiensis (Chemin du Puy), totaling about 160 km, are also subject to registration:

  1. Between Nasbinals and Saint- Chély-d'Aubrac (17 km) - Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées
  2. Between Saint-Côme-d'Olt and Estaing (17 km) - Midi-Pyrénées
  3. Between Montredon and Figeac (18 km) - Midi-Pyrénées
  4. Between Faycelles and Cajarc (22.5 km) - Midi-Pyrénées
  5. Between Bach and Cahors (26 km) - Midi-Pyrénées
  6. Between Lectoure and Condom (35 km) - Midi-Pyrénées
  7. Between Aroue and Ostabat (22 km) - Aquitaine

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