The Way of Orléans :

The Chemin d’Orléans ends at Mont Saint-Michel, where the backgammons gather and start, and where the miquelots arrive. This pilgrimage route, called Chemin de Chartres to Chartres then Chemin des Cathédrales to Orléans, allows pilgrims to join the Voie de Vézelay or that of Tours via Chartres or Orléans. It connects two mythical sanctuaries of the medieval world and two masterpieces of medieval architecture, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. It connects Mont Saint-Michel transversely to Italy.

The marked route crosses the Beauce, from dirt roads to small roads, through Berchères, Voves, Fains, Orgères, Sougy and Orléans for about 75 km, in three or four stages, on a route that follows the Roman road in the heart of the Beauce following the pilgrims of past centuries.

This way is implemented and maintained by the associations Compostelle28, Compostelle45, Chemins du Mont Saint-Michel and by the Maison du Tourisme Coeur de Beauce.

The Grand Chemin Montois :

The Grand Chemin Montois begins at Mont Saint-Michel, place of gathering and departure of backgammon, place of arrival of miquelots. It connects Mont Saint-Michel, a high place of pilgrimage, to Tours where the sanctuary of Saint-Martin is also located, being as close as possible to historic paths.

It allows pilgrims to join the Way of Tours to reach Santiago, passing through Château-du-Loir, Neuillé-Pont-Pierre and Le Mans, walking from town to town, through plains of valleys and forests.

This way, with double markings (marking in both directions), is implemented and maintained by the associations : Les Chemins du Mont Saint-Michel, Société Française des Amis de Saint Jacques de Compostelle et par Chemins de Compostelle en Touraine.

 

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