Paris to the Pyrenees Lib/E: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James (Compact Disc)

Paris to the Pyrenees Lib/E: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James By David Downie, P. J. Ochlan (Read by) Cover Image
By David Downie, P. J. Ochlan (Read by)
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Description


Driven by curiosity, wanderlust, and health crises, David Downie and his wife set out from Paris to walk across France to the Pyrenees. Starting on the Rue Saint-Jacques then trekking 750 miles south to Roncesvalles, Spain, their eccentric route takes 72 days on Roman roads and pilgrimage paths-an 1,100-year-old network of trails leading to the sanctuary of Saint James the Greater. It is best known as El Camino de Santiago de Compostela-The Way for short. The object of any pilgrimage is an inward journey manifested in a long, reflective walk. For Downie, the inward journey met the outer one: a combination of self-discovery and physical regeneration. More than 200,000 pilgrims take the highly commercialized Spanish route annually, but few cross France. Downie had a goal: to go from Paris to the Pyrenees on age-old trails, making the pilgrimage in his own maverick way.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781624603273
ISBN-10: 1624603270
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date: August 1st, 2013
Language: English