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Well strengthened we leave our accommodation in the early morning and march first along the river Guiers, then we cross a motorway and the path begins to rise.

in the distance the Alps

Again and again there are beautiful views.


This is what the farms look like here.

cross Detail of the cross

Holzkreuz in La Vigne mit Detail des Kreuzes


The trail is exceptionally well marked.

dilapidated washhouse

The washhouses are no longer needed.

View to the French Alps

At the hamlet of Bruyere we look towards the French Alps - Grenoble is not far.

at the edge of the forest

The Way of St. James leads over quiet, peaceful field paths.

Les Abrets

Les Abrets, time for lunch

church of Les Abrets

The church of Les Abrets. We have not visited it. Therefore there are no other pictures of Thérèse and the parish priest of Ars.


We already know the two pilgrims from Serrières.

After the flat section, the path climbs up again; this is quite sweaty in the blazing sun.

View from the hill to Les Abrets

From a hill there is a beautiful view of Les Abrets.

shady way

Beautiful, shady paths take us to Valencogne.

Quartier Christine Blanc

Our stage goal has been reached. The private quarters of Mme Blanc. We felt very comfortable here.

By the way, she speaks English very well!

We took another walk into the village without our backpack.

Photos: Gerhard Eichinger

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Valencogne  shell sign right

Way of St. James: Geneva - Le Puy