Declared a World Heritage Site, the Camino de Santiago is a scenic beauty which tells you several destinations at once. But more than anything is a journey of encounter with Christianity in the full sense . Knowing pilgrims , visiting churches and breathe the French / Spanish countryside sin doubt will bring peace.
Although the ways in which the faithful come to Santiago are very numerous, one of the routes will become the quintessential Road . It is the French way , as all paths that pass through France join one of four ancient ways:
Via Turonensis (from Paris , by Turonem , Tours)
Via Lemovicensis ( from the village of Vezelay, by Lemovicum Limoges)
Via Podiensis (because begins at Puy – en- Velay , where he met with the Milky Gebennensis which begins in Geneva)
Via Tolosana ( from the town of Arles by Tolosa of France)
During the various stops in the villages of the Camino de Santiago two types of shelters are:
Public: there is only a public shelter in each village; them to the pilgrims who walk alone or in small versus large organized groups, and access priority groups are raw as the means of transport it is first disabled, followed by pedestrians, second on horseback, third bike and Finally with some support, such as cars or vans that allow some form of displacement or with luggage. All Alberges Network of the Galician regional government currently has a price of six euros for pilgrims. Until recently they were free.
Private. by individuals or secular or religious associations, which usually do not have profit motive they are administered.
The comfortable alternative is the tourist product called “Bono Iacobus” designed by Turgalicia (the company promoting tourism in Galicia), which aims to combine spirituality and personal experience of the Way with the comfort of rest at home of Rural Tourism.