Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims who, for over a thousand years, travelled through France on their way to the shrine of the Apostle James the Elder at Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Follow the Grande Randonnée (GR) 65, a long distance walking path, that follows first 200 km of the Way of St. James from Le Puy to Conques. Cross the rugged countryside of the Auvergne and the Massif Central, through picturesque towns and past the roadside crosses, chapels, and looming fortresses that marked the way for the faithful in centuries past.
This 8-day, 113-kilometer trek from Aumont-Aubrac to Conques provides a physical challenge through the highlands and volcanic valleys of southeastern France. So, come and test your legs, lungs and loyalty on this classic pilgrimage, following in the footsteps of the saintly, the devout and the energetic of centuries past.