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The Compostella Trail

The begining...

It’s in the year 800 that the sepulchre of St Jacques of Compostella is found. He was a martyr.

The St Jacques pilgrimage was quickly deemed. All Christians must do this pilgrimage with those of Rome and Jerusalem.

Pilgrims of all Europe took this trail to go to St Jacques of Compostella. At the beginning only pilgrims went through this trail. Today, it’s practised by all.

Be careful: you have to prepare your trip. You can find piece of advice on:

The must to see

Fléchage Saint Jacques de Compostelle

The Compostella trail goes through villages like Filain, Authoison and fondremand. You’ll be surprised by the wonderful castle of Filain, Fondremand and its medieval classified village.

You can easily do this trail by following road signs; shell of “Santiago de Compostella”, yellow and blue.

Château de Filain Eglise de Fondremand

The Via Francigena

Another pilgrimage trail very used at the Middle Age : the Via Francigena connects England (Canterbury) to Italy (Rome). Sigéric de Canterbury has took this road in 990 in order to meet the pope Jean XV. At the Middle Age this trail was used both by pilgrims for monasteries and cult’s places, or by traders for towns and markets.

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That’s why several roads proceed from this pilgrimage. It goes through the Haute-Saône in direction of Switzerland.

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