Journey to Santiago de Compostela

Joanna Lowry | July 26th, 2014

The best way across South West France is on foot. It’s a path well-trodden; a quarter of all 14th-century Europeans journeyed from northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela and, every year, thousands of Goretex-clad, modern-day walking enthusiasts follow in their footsteps. There’s a distinct lack of hooded monks along the Camino these days, but the stunning scenery remains the same.

While walking the whole Camino (many different routes, all of them hundreds of kilometres of “climb every mountain, ford every stream”) is tough, why not just do a bit? The walk over the ancient bridge at Cahors is charming.

Photos: Peter Hunt

France, Miscellaneous

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