Photos - The Way of St James (France) 

The Way of St James has existed for over a thousand years. It was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times. There is not a single route; the Way can take one of any number of pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela (which is considered the burial site of the apostle, James the Great). The route has attracted a growing number of modern-day pilgrims from around the globe and it was declared the first European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe in October 1987; it was also named one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in 1993.

The following photos show one of the ways of St. James in parts of France. Click on the links below to view the pictures. We have taken any attempt to provide exact (GPS-based) coordinates of the positions where the photos have been taken.
Seyssel - Between Seyssel and Culoz - Chemin de la Pêche - Motz - Chemin du Pontet - River Rhône - Culoz - Church of Culoz - Train Station of Culoz - Canal at Chanaz - Chanaz - Chanaz - Le Moulin de Chanaz - Moulin de Chanaz - Jongieux le Haut - Chapelle Saint Romain - Jongieux - Looking from Lagnieu towards Yenne - A Branch of the River Rhône - Yenne - Mont Tournier - Pierre Châtelle - Bend of the Rhône - The Rhône Valley - The Rhône Valley - Le Pin - La Frette - On the way - La Côte-Saint-André - Between Faramans and Pommier de Beaurepaire - Pommier-de-Beaurepaire - TGV - Between Revel-Tourdan and Assieu - Assieu - Chavanay - Rhône at Chavanay - Chavanay - Chavanay - Chapelle du Calvaire - Between La Ribaudy and Bessey - Bessey - Maclas - Between Maclas and Saint-Julien-Molin-Molette - Between Maclas and St-Julien-Molin-Molette - Between St-Julien-Molin-Molette and Bourg-Argental - Bourg-Argental - Bourg-Argental - Saint Saveur en Rue - Tence - Raffy - Between Raffy and Queyriéres - Queyrières - Home of the poet Jules Romain - Saint-Julien-Chapteuil - Saint-Julien-Chapteuil - Saint-Julien-Chapteuil - Between Queyrières and Saint-Julien-Chapteuil - Between Saint-Julien-Chapteuil and Le Puy - Le Puy en Velay - Brives - Charensac - Le Puy en Velay - Le Puy en Velay - Le Puy en Velay

Here you see one route of the Way of St James in parts of France. Image courtesy of Maps-for-Free.