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Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James

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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 and trekking 750 miles south to Roncesvalles, Spain, their eccentric route takes seventy-two days on Roman roads and pilgrimage paths--a 1,100-year-old network of trails leading to the sanctuary of Saint James the Greater. 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.

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Part adventure story, part cultural history, an exploration of the phenomenon of pilgrimage along the age-old Way of Saint James in France.

About the Author

David Downie has called Paris and the Marais home since 1986. He has written for over 50 publications worldwide including Bon Appétit, The Los Angeles Times, Town & Country Travel, The San Francisco Chronicle, epicurious.com, and Salon.com. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light, three Terroir guides, as well as several cookbooks and crime novels. He lives with his wife, Alison Harris, a photographer, and creates custom tours via his "Paris, Paris Tours" blog site:

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ISBN:
9781605985565
Subtitle:
A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James
Author:
Downie, David
Publisher:
Pegasus
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Europe - France
Publication Date:
20140515
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
372
Dimensions:
20.96 x 13.97 mm

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Travel » Europe » France
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Travel » Travel Writing » France
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