En route to Santiago de Compostela

Two of the main four Ways of St. James pass through the Tarn. The one in the north is a variant of the Chemin du Puy. Coming from Conques, the route descends towards Cordes, Gaillac, St Sulpice and Rabastens, through fields, vineyards and breathtaking scenery. To the south, the Chemin d’Arles divides in two, to either follow the Agout River to Castres or to follow the Vallée du Thoré and its villages, such as Murat sur Vèbre.

While on the main traditional routes towards Santiago de Compostela, pilgrims would deviate from their route to visit relics, holy healers, and miracle fountains. The Tarn is located a one of these ramifications.

Caminante no hay camino, se hace camino al andar[…]”
(Wayfarer, there is no way. Make your way by going farther.)
Antonio Machado

Find out more on the website of Comité départemental de la randonnée pédestre (in French).

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