Via Turonensis

Via Turonensis

  Video: The Tours Road at Saint Savin An Artsymbol Production Music by Martin A Smith Duration 1:53   Still another cuts through Saint-Martin of Tours, Saint-Hilaire of Poitiers, Saint-Jean-d’Angely, Saint-Eutrope of Saintes and the city of Bordeaux. LSJ...
The Romanesque Tympanum of Conques

The Romanesque Tympanum of Conques

  Video: West Porch Tympanum Abbey of Sainte Foy de Conques An Artsymbol Production Music by Martin A Smith Duration 6.00   Even the deep recesses of Erebus lie open as she leads souls out of the underworld The Book of Miracles of Sainte Foy Bernard of...
Via Podensis

Via Podensis

Another goes through Notre-Dame of Le Puy, Sainte-Foy of Conques and Saint-Pierre of Moissac The Pilgrim’s Guide   The Puy Road was one of the four French pilgrimage roads to Santiago de Compostela. In the year 951 the bishop of the Auvergnat town of Le...
Espalion Perse Church of Saint Hilarianus

Espalion Perse Church of Saint Hilarianus

Espalion was an important halt on the Puy Road to Compostela. Pilgrims who travelled this route would have come from Marian shrine of Le Puy-en-Velay via Saugues and the desolate landscape of the high plateau of the Aubrac. The pilgrims were journeying not only to...