Four departmental pilgrims associations in the Centre-Val de Loire region (Compostelle45, Compostelle37, Compostelle28, Compostelle41) and the APSJVV association (Les Amis et Pèlerins de Saint-Jacques de la Voie de Vézelay), came together within the CCVL Collective.
These associations act to welcome and help pilgrims in their preparation for pilgrimage or their Way to Compostela. They subscribe to the principles and objectives of a Charter, while each retaining their responsibilities, their mode of operation, their own specificities and priorities. They participate in the work of the collective according to their means and availability.
The Compostelle Centre-Val de Loire (CCVL) site has been promulgated and maintained by the CCVL Collective since February 20, 2017. It offers pilgrims any information likely to help them prepare their departure for Compostelle or carry out their project when they are in road on one of the Saint-Jacques routes in the Centre-Val de Loire region. To do this, it offers an overview of these paths (routes, accommodation, services) and any information that may be useful during their journey.
- General information on pilgrimage routes: documentation, heritage, etc.
- Practical information: routes, accommodation, services, signage.
- Important information disseminated by member associations.
This website also aims to promote the region’s Santiago de Compostela routes and present common projects developed by the associations in order to improve the service to pilgrims and their visibility in the territories and the Jacobean world.
The CCVL Collective allows, in particular, member associations to :
- Improve the visibility of the association by integrating it into a broader scope.
- Relay information, provide support or an amplification effect for its activities.
- Share ideas and best practices.
- Establish common tools, for example: Internal or external communication tools, expanded database, IT support, etc.
- Authorize transversal approaches to territorial issues, by combining the visions and practices of partner associations.
The CCVL Collective has no specific legal status and is independent of any political or religious formation. It represents the understanding and cooperation between associations in accordance with the law of July 1, 1901 relating to the undeclared association contract.