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Johan Barthold Jongkind

At the exit of St-André a panel reminds of the Dutch painter Johan Barthold Jongkind (born 1819 in Lattrop), who lived here from 1878 until his death in 1891. He is regarded as the founder of the Impessionism.


Chemin du Pré Soldat

We walk south along the "Chemin du Pré Soldat". The next village is called: Balbins-Ornacieux.


On the way we pass a farm.


Église Sainte-Béatrice-d'Ornacieux

Eglise Sainte-Béatrice-d'Ornacieux

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Église Sainte-Béatrice-d'Ornacieux

This is what it looks like in a church.

My two beloved saint figures, Pastor of Ars and Thérèse of Lisieux, are also there.

Reserl Cure of Ars
Etang Le Marais

In the recreation area at the Etang Le Marais we will have a break on a comfortable bench and watch the fishermen.

In the almost half an hour that we were there, they didn't catch anything.


We climb up a small hill towards Le Guyard.


Pommier-de-Beaurepaire

On the hill in front of us is the village of Pommier-de-Beaurepaire.


Église Sainte-Romain

At the church of Saint-Romain we have our lunch break. The church, which looks so Romanesque, dates from the 19th century and was unfortunately closed. Nevertheless, a picture from inside the church (from the internet):

Pfr. von Ars
Auberge L'Escapade

After about two hours you will reach the stage destination: Revel-Tourdan. Here our accommodation, the Auberge L'Escapade.

It doesn't look very inviting from the outside, but - apart from annoying and noisy smokers - the stay was quite pleasant.

Pilgrim stamp Revel-Tourdan
My room

My room


The village Revel-Tourdan makes a very deserted impression with some interesting houses from the Renaissance period - see for yourself!

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Revel-Tourdan
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Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
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Revel-Tourdan
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Houses from the 16. and. 17. Century
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Revell-Tourdan
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Revell-Tourdan

St. James

At a corner of a house near the church we discover a small statue of St. James .


Photos: Gerhard Eichinger


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Way of St. James: Geneva - Le Puy