Camino de Santiago
About the Camino
The Way of St James or Camino de Santiago is one of the main routes in France leading to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The Via Podiensis or the Le Puy Route is one of the four routes through France on the pilgrimage to the tomb of St. James the Great. From Geneva to the Pyrenees, the two routes (via Gebennensis and via Podiensis) are waymarked as one of the French major hiking routes, the GR 65, with a few local variations or detours, including GR 651 through the valley of Célé and GR 652 via Rocamadour.
The path is marked in red and white and it is still strongly advised to purchase the guidebook published by the French Federation of Hiking – Reference 651.
Buy online: www.ffrandonnee.fr
Reservations are not required but highly recommended! Several guides list the accommodations like the Miam Miam Dodo and the practical information guide for pilgrims and hikers published by La Croisée des Chemins. You can also ask the tourist information offices located along the path to send you their list of gîtes.
Where to leave your car?
During your trip, you can leave your car at the Garage GERVAIS for 5€/night or at the municipal campsite (only from June 1st to September 30) for 2,25€/night.
Please do not park your car in Place du Portail nor Place du Foirail : when we organize events, we sometimes need those squares free of vehicules. The station of Aumont-Aubrac has a free parking but the safety of your car is not guaranteed.
If you want to hike without your backpack or if you can’t continue to walk because of an injury you can ask some transport societies to carry your backpack or drive yourself to the next village on the path. Consult the list of transport companies.