Santiago de Compostela was the supreme goal for countless thousands of pious pilgrims who converged there from all over ... More
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
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.
The coastal branch of the famous pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela passes through the city of Santander. Pilgrims often arrived
here by sea to start their journey, so the route through the city starts from the Palacete del Embarcadero ...
Cassis and La Ciotat at 12km apart, are the bookends on the shelf of the Mediterranean coast around Marseilles. The
12km stretch overhangs the sea beyond the highest cliffs in Europe 394m of ochre coloured rock which descends sharply ...