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Brücke über die Lot

The way out of the town is over this bridge over the Lot river. The river now accompanies us as far as Estang.

Eglise de Perse

On the way, we come across this Romanesque church, the Eglise de Perse. It was built in the 11th century.

romanischer Torbogen

Here we stand in front of the Romanesque gateway arch.

Tympanon der Eglise de Perse

The tympanum depicts the events of Pentecost, including the Apocalypse and the Last Judgement. On the left above the main portal, the Adoration of the Magi.

Relief: die Hl. 3 Könige


In the side aisles one finds coloured ceiling paintings.

Madonna mit Kind

Madonna with Child Jesus


Soon Espalion with its beautiful bridge over the Lot is reached.

Eglise Saint-Pierre-de-Bessuejouis

A few kilometres after Espalion you will come to the
Eglise Saint-Pierre-de-Bessuejouis

Erzengel Michael aus dem 9. Jh.

It dates from the 11th century and is built of dark red sandstone. On the upper floor, which can be reached via a very narrow spiral staircase, there is a Carolingian altar with a painting of the Archangel Michael from the 9th century.

Eglise Saint-Pierre-de-Bessuejouis

Eglise Saint-Pierre-de-Bessuejouis

Kirche von Trédou

Church of Trédou


Estaing is dominated by its castle.

Brücke mit Ente

The castle of Estaing and the bridge over the Lot. For this photo some obstacles had to be overcome first. In front of it is a curious duck (What is the pilgrim doing in the river bed?)



In Estaing, we stayed at the Hospitalité Saint-Jacques (Maison Saint-Fleuret, 8 Rue du Collège). A special experience is the evening prayer with the brothers and the dinner together (against donation).