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From our Hôtel des Nations we had to walk a few more kilometres until we reached the centre of Clonas-sur-Varèze.

church of Clonas

The church was closed.

Gerhard on the bridge over the Rhone

Here we cross the Rhone. In the background you can already see Chavanay.

church of Chavanay

In the old town is the church we visited.

Inside we found a beautiful wood-carved James and our beloved Saint Thérèse.

Thérèse Jakobus

From Chavanay, the first part of the route is uphill. After the first ascent comes the village of Bessey.

Cure of Ars Thérèse

Our two saints are already there. You feel right at home.

rain in Le Buisson

The picture here in Le Buisson does not just look like rain, it is raining.

rain clauds

The guide mentions a sunny tarred path with a fantastic view.

But with time, the rain eases off and things become friendlier again.

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Cloud atmosphere

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.

Field path

Hurray, it's dry again. Over field paths it goes fast.

Willow in the wind

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 ...

St-Julien in der Ferne

... and our destination is already visible in the distance.

marching into St. Lulien

Marching into St-Julien

church of St-Julien

The church of St-Julien

St-Julien church and six-tube fountain

In the foreground a part of the six-tube fountain

Interior view St-Julien

In the church we find our two omnipresent saints.

Pfr von Ars Reserl
pilgrim stamp La Solana

We stayed overnight with Denise and Hubert Sage, a recommendable private accommodation.

Photos: Gerhard Eichinger

Way of St. James: Geneva - Le Puy