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Chicken collection in Massif, France.

This huge building was an run down old barn a few years ago. The family reconstructed it into a lovely gite, or inn, for pilgrims. They are great cooks, have a lovely garden for us to sit in, and so hospitable.
One great thing the pilgrims do is bring opportunities for restoration of old farm buildings and new income for farm families. It is a privilege to be a part of it.
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Walking to St. Albon sur Limagnole , 15 miles

This is a beautiful way to experience France. 

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Over the hill to the tiny village of La Clauze, France.

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Walking to Monistral-d’Allier, France, 9 miles

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Walking into Le Puy, France

In Le Puy is where the most French pilgrims start, so I will meet more people.

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Sunflower art by passing pilgrims in France

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Gite in Lauzerete, France.

Yes, this was our bread for dinner. Tonight I am staying at a gite, or hostel, just for pilgrims. We always have a home cooked dinner of a regional dish and bread. The bread will be the main part of breakfast, too. Usually served with homemade jams, perhaps a yogurt. Tea or coffee, then out the door for the day’s adventure. Tomorrow it is 18 miles to the next gite, so will eat hearty tonight!
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July 28 walk to St. Sauveur-en-rue, France

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July 27, walking to Buisson, France.

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July 26 sketchbook diary in France

A couple owned a little bar, tabac shop and closed at 7 pm, but had a room for a pilgrim upstairs in their home. Judging from the photos and toys, it was once their son’ room. But he married and now the grandson comes to visit. They shared dinner with me and I appreciated the hospitality. Unfortunately i walked right past the spectacular Roman mosaic floor well preserved in the middle of the little village without seeing it.

Here is a link to the moasic.
https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Clonas-sur-Varèze#/media/File%3ALa_villa_de_Licinius.JPG