The Camino Francés (French Way) is the most popular of the many routes of the Camino de Santiago (The way of Saint James). An ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. It starts on the French side of the Pyrenees and continues through the Spanish provinces Navarre, La Rioja, Castilla Y León, and Galicia. Eventually, it ends in Santiago de Compostela, with the option of continuing on to Cape Finisterre.
Cape Finisterre derives from the Latin finis terrae, meaning “end of the earth”. As in Roman times, it was believed to be the most western point of the Iberian peninsula and the end of the world. Although the most western point is the Portugues Cabo da Roca…
The Camino Francés starts in the small French village Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. From here the journey begins, over the Pyrenees and then for around 800km through beautiful towns, villages, and the middle of nowhere.
Because of the current Corona situation, it is highly recommended to book ahead places to stay for the night. For this the Xunta de Galicia has put together a special website.
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