camino de santiago
  • History of the French way

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    The French Way/Camino Frances is the most traditional of all the pilgrim ways to Santiago and the best known internationally. The route, which was established in the late 11th century, crosses the North of the Iberian Peninsula, through the Basque Country, Navarra, La Rioja, Castilla y Leon and Galicia regions of Spain.

    Starting in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, at the foothills of the French Pyrenees, the French Way runs through Northern Spain, from East to West spaning almost 800kms all the way to Santiago de Compostela, in the Northwestern corner of the country.

    To complete the full French way you'd need to allow one month but most pilgrims nowadays walk the final 100kms in order to collect their pilgrim certificate.  

     



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