Tuesday, November 1, 2011

FRANCE ~The Route of Santiago de Compostella in the Tarn-UNESCO~

And a great map card showing a part of the famous "Camino de Santiago de Compostella", (a pilgrimage route that people have been walking for more than 1000 years)... It has always fascinated me why people go on pilgrimage...what are their reasons for following this ancient network of different routes and then all meet at the end...WIP UNESCO swap. Thanks Jean-Michel!!
With lovely stamp too!

Probably the most famous Christian pilgrimage route of all is the medieval route to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, alleged burial place of St. James, brother of John the Evangelist and one of Christ's twelve apostles.
There are four main paths in france!
The historic, legendary Via Podensis, so rich in spiritual resonance and socio-cultural encounters, “first European Cultural itinerary” and inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, is followed along its way by the GR 65 long distance trail.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    I am from Romania and also collecting UNESCO sites cards. If interested in a Sighisoara card please let me know.