From the Domaine du Sauvage, the trail leads through a forest to the Col de l'Hospitalet pass. A hospital for pilgrims once stood here. What remains is the Rochus spring "Fontaine St. Roche".
The water helps with eye problems. We have filled our bottles.
In Saint-Alban-sur-Limagnole, you will find this interesting Romanesque church with bell arcades from the 11th century.
In the café by the church the pilgrims gradually arrived, here the two Spanish women, Carmen and Veronia.
For me it was much too hot in the sun!
There is also a small castle in the village.
Originally, Saint Alban was a feudal castle from the 13th century. In the Middle Ages, it belonged to the lords of Gévaudan. In the 16th century, a Renaissance castle in the shape of an irregular quadrilateral was built near the castle. The four corners are flanked by massive towers. The building is surrounded by a moat over which a drawbridge leads into the interior. The castle is now part of a psychiatric hospital.
Crosses mark the way.
Click on the cross and you will see it from the other side in direct light.
The Camino de Santiago leads through small woods, meadows and fields, always accompanied by blue and yellow flowers.
The hostel (Gîte d'etape) in Les Estrets.
Hans and Gerhard at the stage beer. Cheers!
A short walk leads to the medieval bridge of Estrets over the river La Truyère.