Back Roads France
Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Back Roads France will take you via scenic routes to discover charming villages, local restaurants, and intimate places to stay. Unearth the real soul of this magical region with all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drives to parking information and opening hours for local attractions. Twenty-five themed drives, each lasting one to seven days, reveal breathtaking views, hidden gems, and authentic local experiences that can only be discovered by road. Each tour is bursting with insider knowledge and loaded with ideas for varied activities--from walks to days on the beach, children's attractions, wine tours, and cycling trips. Meanwhile, the most friendly, best-value hotels, guesthouses, and restaurants specializing in regional produce have been selected by expert authors. The guide is full-color throughout, with a pull-out map for easy navigation between drives. Discover the unexpected on your vacation with DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: Back Roads France.
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LightFoot Guide to the Via Podiensis
The Lightfoot Guide to the Via Podiensis follows in the footsteps of pilgrims who since the 10th Century have crossed France on their way to the shrine of Saint James in Spain. It is an up-to-date and complete guide to the 774 kilometre journey from Le Puyen-Velay to the Pyrenees, which is the starting point of the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain. The guide contains: -detailed descriptions of 34 stages and three major alternative routes; full-colour topographical maps for each stage plus detailed city maps; elevation profiles and turn-by-turn walking instructions; up-to-date information on accommodation; historical and cultural overviews; practical information about preparing your trip and life on the trail
In 1858, near the tiny French town of Lourdes in the foothills of the Pyrenees, a young peasant girl named Bernadette Soubirous witnessed the Virgin Mary in a grotto. Since then, every year millions of pilgrims from all over the world have traveled there to take part in the procession to a shrine whose waters have made it a synonym for healing. Historian Ruth Harris traces the history of this mass phenomenon, placing Lourdes at the center of nineteenth-century debates on religion, science, and medicine - debates that continue today. She examines the pivotal role of women and children as visionaries, devotees, and advocates, and addresses issues of mysticism and nonorthodox faith that speak to our own era of spirituality. Above all, she explores how, at a moment in French history when the Catholic Church was under attack, this place of pilgrimage improbably prospered, and she offers a serious challenge to the view that the spirit of modern Europe has been exclusively secular and "progressive."
A Pilgrim s Guide to the Camino de Santiago
Now updated to include newer maps and photos?and lighter in weight to support carefree traveling?this comprehensive guidebook to the Camino de Santiago and its offshoots contains all the information needed by modern-day pilgrims wishing to walk the sacred Way of St. James. Overview route planners plus daily stage maps and detailed town plans help sojourners with all the advance preparation they need. The maps feature contour guides to help distinguish the terrain that will be crossed each day, while full information on all pilgrim hostels, as well as details for alternative accommodation, allow travelers to plot adequate nightly stopping points. All reference information is accompanied by helpful spiritual guidelines to support the seeker's inner journey as well as the outer pilgrimage. Otherwise known as the Camino Francés, the main route covered in this volume is the most popular sacred route through Spain, from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago.