Tag Archives: France
Prior to the decimating Papal crusade against the Southern French Cathars, Puivert was known for sponsorship of the arts and poetry. The fifedom and castle served as a meeting place for troubadours in the Aude and Roussillon region and a hospitable … Continue reading
The Ariege region of the Pyrenees is riddled with caves. Presumably many of them contain artifacts, fragments and possibly, paintings. Nature journal reports the 1933 discovery of a magnificent horse drawn and colored on a cave wall. “The cave, to … Continue reading
The day’s route meandered through small villages and along corn fields. At one hamlet on the east side of L’Adour River, not far from Vielle-Adour, a woman tending her roses suggested I ask a neighbor two houses over to open … Continue reading
Watch the trailer from Icon Films. You may also enjoy this article about the spiritual aspects of walking the Pilgrimage Path.
Pilgrimage cross near St.-Bertrand-de-Comminges. Photo by Yvette Maurette. Some people carry a large cross on pilgrimage, or wear a small one hung around the neck. Some churches and wayside stations offer small crosses to pilgrims. Some pilgrims “earn” a souvenir … Continue reading
Upcoming Pyrenees Pilgrimage event on Thursday, May 12, 2010 – http://www.takeaclass.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_class_info&products_id=493 This adult education center is near Dupont Circle in downtown Washington DC. There will be Basque food, wine tasting and discussion. Meet other travelers!