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...
Saint-Pierre de Bessuéjouls

Saint-Pierre de Bessuéjouls

In making his appearance on Mount Gargano, he chose himself the high place and for that reason, wherever in the world his church is constructed, it is in such a place The belltower of Saint-Pierre de Bessuéjouls is a remarkable vestige of the Pilgrimage Road. The...
Espalion Perse: South Porch Tympanum

Espalion Perse: South Porch Tympanum

Espalion Perse: South Porch Tympanum   Video: Church of Perse at Espalion South Porch Tympanum An Artysymbol Production Music by Martin A Smith Duration 4:00 The tympanum of the church of Perse at Espalion features a dramatic carved Romanesque relief. Located...
Conques and Compostela

Conques and Compostela

Afterwards, in descending from the summit, one finds the hospice and the church with the rock that Roland split with his sword   Conques and Compostela formed an alliance early on. There has been much debate among medieval historians regarding the influence held...