From Le Puy-en-Velay to Conques

 

Notre-Dame de France - Le Puy-en-Velay

 

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Le Puy-en-Velay - Haute-Loire

 

The cloisters of the Cathedral

 

The Aiguilhe quarter - Le Puy-en-Velay

 

St-Michel d'Aiguilhe - Le Puy-en-Velay

 

St-Michel d'Aiguilhe - The entrance porch

 

Starting from the Cathedral in Le Puy-en-Velay - Haute-Loire

 

Plaque on the Place du Plô

 

Chapel of St. Roch - Montbonnet

 

The river Allier in Monistrol - Haute-Loire

 

The chapel of the Madeleine, after Monistrol d'Allier

 

Cross along the path

 

Descent towards Saugues through the broom

 

Impressive sculpture of the beast of Gévaudan

 

View over Saugues

 

Romanesque virgin - St. Médard church in Saugues

 

12th century tower at La Clauze

 

The forest in the beautiful Domaine du Sauvage

 

The Boralde - Domaine du Sauvage

 

The former Knights templar farm surrounded by ponds

 

Stella, Mahé, Pierre, Philip and Marc (May 2000)

 

Chapel of St. Roch at the Hospitalet pass

 

Narcissus

 

Entering the Aubrac

 

Typical Aubrac countryside

 

Valérie, Mahé, Hélène and Marie-Amandine (September 2010)

 

Drinker carved from a granite boulder - Rieutort d'Aubrac

 

Old stone bridge over the river Bès

 

Sylviane, Christophe and Mahé - St. Andéol lake (October 2003)

 

The 11th century romanesque church - Nasbinals

 

Crossing the Aubrac plateau

 

The beautiful cows of the Aubrac breed

 

Isolated stone sheds in the Aubrac

 

Madonna and child overlooking the village of Aubrac

 

The village of Aubrac

 

Wisdom of the Camino

 

The Dômerie of Aubrac

 

The 14th century Tour des Anglais transformed into a pilgrims' shelter

 

William and Aurélie take care of their feet

 

The medieval Pont des Pèlerins at St-Chély d'Aubrac

 

We are celebrating Nico's birthday at the gîte of St-Chély (May 2008)

 

Josiane, Yula and Mahé : last rest before St-Côme d'Olt (May 2005)

 

Colourful lizard

 

The beautifully restored convent of Malet - St-Côme d'Olt

 

SS Côme and Damien Church and its twisted spire - St-Côme d'Olt (Aveyron)

 

Gîte d'étape in former prison - St-Côme d'Olt (Aveyron)

 

Jo, Marie-Thérèse, Martine, Josiane, Mahé and Fabienne (May 2011)

 

Tympanum of the 10th century Church of Perse - Espalion

 

The 11th century Church of Perse - Detail

 

Frescoes - Church of Perse

 

The 16th century Vieux Palais at Espalion and the Pont Vieux - Aveyron

 

Reflections of riverside houses - Espalion

 

Church of St. Pierre at Bessuéjouls

 

Church of St. Pierre - 11th century St. Michel chapel

 

Picnic under a majestic redwood tree - St-Pierre de Bessuéjouls

 

Information for pilgrims

 

The GR65 path between Espalion and Estaing

 

Estaing and its 15th century castle

 

Pascal, Marc and Laetitia - Estaing (April 2003)

 

We have reached our goal ...

 

... and celebrate it, thank you Jacques ! (May 2011)

 

View over the Ste-Foy abbey church - Conques - Aveyron

 

The Porte du Barry, entrance of old Conques

 

A strange facade !

 

Statue of St-Jacques - Conques

 

The gîte of the Abbaye Ste-Foy - Conques

 

The 12th century abbey church - Conques

 

Vivid presentation of the tympanum by Brother Jean-Daniel

 

The 12th century tympanum of the abbey church - Conques

 

Interior of the abbey church

 

The contemporary stained glass windows by Pierre Soulages

 

We all meet again in Conques !

Lisa, Jocelyne, Claire, L'Enfant Roi, Mahé, Fée Clochette, Pascale and Marie (September 2011)

 

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