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The Way of St James Vol 1 (France): Le Puy to the Pyrenees Paperback – Aug 1 2003

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited; 1 edition (Aug. 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852843713
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852843717
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 11.6 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,154,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Alison Raju is a former language teacher and author of three other Cicerone guides to pilgrim routes: 'Way of St James: Pyrenees - Santiago', 'Via de la Plata' and 'The Pilgrim Road to Nidaros: Oslo - Trondheim'.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9f719df8) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9eb668f4) out of 5 stars Terse, excellent guide from Le Puy to St. Jean March 21 2007
By Timecheck - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
We've been using this guide for the last 3 years, finally reaching the Pyrenees in Sept. 2006. The route follows the French National Trail GR65. The author has put a lot of information in this little (4.5in by 6.75in) book. There is an entry for each town or point of interest along the GR65. For example, the entry for Cahors is: "5.5km Cahors 122m (350/390)" followed by detailed town information. The 5.5 is distance from last point, 122m is elevation, 350 is km from Le Puy, 390 is distance to St. Jean. There is no English language competition for this guide, except for a much briefer booklet by the same author done for the Confraternity of St. James. Originally the author published a guide to the entire pilgrimage route from Le Puy to Camino de Santiago. I much prefer having separate more current guides.

To squeeze in the max amount of information and still save weight, the author uses some abbreviations which take some getting used to, similar to text messaging. KSO continue straight on, L left, R right, etc. There are 22 small maps just showing routes and towns. It has several useful appendices including a glossary of French hiking terms.

This book should be used in combination with the French language topo guides for the GR65 and the current annually updated French language accomodation guide to the GR65 - Miam Miam Dodo. Both of these can be used without knowledge of French.
HASH(0x9eb668d0) out of 5 stars Great history, bad maps and lodging information April 12 2010
By Bene Dubitare - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I recently hiked from Le Puy to St. Jean. I found this guide extremely informative regarding the history of each place but I would buy the far superior Miam Miam Dodo once I arrived for maps and available lodging (Gite d'tapes).
HASH(0x9eb665f4) out of 5 stars Good job Aug. 11 2015
By Ricardo Loureiro - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great job! A little late, but amazing considering I received in Brazil. The book itself is very nice and is in good conditions even being a used one. Next stop, Le Puy, France...
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9eb66b58) out of 5 stars I haven't yet hiked the trail, but Oct. 5 2008
By D. Burkett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I haven't yet hiked the trail, but the book appears to be a plausible trail guide, with clarity and good detail.