In the Middle Ages, Santiago de Compostela was a key destination for pilgrims from all over Europe. To reach Spain, the pilgrims crossed France.
Today, three routes (or paths) criss-cross the Gironde department:
– the way of Tours (or Paris route),
- There Vézelay road
- and the coastal route (or Soulac route)
there are also other paths less famous, but just as exhilarating.
On December 2, 1998, UNESCO inscribed the Ways of Santiago de Compostela in France on the World Heritage List in the form of a selection of 71 monuments and 7 sections of path testifying to the spiritual and material aspects of the pilgrimage. .
In the department of Gironde, there are 7 buildings among these 71 components:
- The Saint-Seurin basilica
- The imposing Saint-André Cathedral
- Saint Michael's Basilica
- The abbey of Sauve-Majeure
- St. Peter's Church
- The old cathedral of Bazas
- The Basilica of Our Lady of the End of the Lands
Before embarking on the adventure, do not hesitate to consult our selection of accommodation.
True ambassadors of the territory and ensuring excellent reception practices, you can count on the hosts, communities and associations that hold the label. "Welcome to the Way of Compostela in France" launched by the Agence des chemins de Compostelle.
To stock up on practical information before departure, visit the websites of the Saint James associations: www.saint-jacques-aquitaine.com et www.chemins-compostelle.com and for the Bordeaux urban area: www.bordeauxcompostelle.com et www.compostellegradignan.fr
You will find below a list of accommodation classified as "Accueil Chemins de Compostelle en France", which will allow you to find lodgings committed to sharing the values of pilgrims, at suitable prices and services. To know more about this label.