From our Hôtel des Nations we had to walk a few more kilometres until we reached the centre of Clonas-sur-Varèze.
The church was closed.
Here we cross the Rhone. In the background you can already see Chavanay.
In the old town is the church we visited.
Inside we found a beautiful wood-carved James and our beloved Saint Thérèse.
From Chavanay, the first part of the route is uphill. After the first ascent comes the village of Bessey.
Our two saints are already there. You feel right at home.
The picture here in Le Buisson does not just look like rain, it is raining.
The guide mentions a sunny tarred path with a fantastic view.
But with time, the rain eases off and things become friendlier again.
I wanted to capture this impressive atmosphere!
We reach the "Croix de Sainte-Blandine". It was built at the end of the 19th century. From the cross you should have a wonderful view. Unfortunately we only saw a grey foggy soup.
Hurray, it's dry again. Over field paths it goes fast.
I was very impressed by the tree and its gentle tilt in the wind. This had to be captured in a photograph.
One more bow and one more, then we come to a farmstead ...
... and our destination is already visible in the distance.
Marching into St-Julien
The church of St-Julien
In the foreground a part of the six-tube fountain
In the church we find our two omnipresent saints.
We stayed overnight with Denise and Hubert Sage, a recommendable private accommodation.
Photos: Gerhard Eichinger