The Centre-Val de Loire region is crossed by many pilgrimage routes allowing pilgrims to reach sanctuaries dedicated to Saint-Jacques, Saint-Michel, Saint-Pierre for the most popular.
Pilgrims on foot follow the Compostela paths of the Centre-Val de Loire region by taking GR® long-distance hiking paths and local routes marked out by these associations, which are partly based on historic paths. The vocation of these GR® being essentially focused on hiking and tourism, their routes can quite often deviate, in our region, from the route of the so-called associative paths (several tens of kilometers sometimes). These also make it possible to avoid certain lengths or dangerous passages.
To get all useful informations during your roaming (maps, accommodation, administrative services, tourist offices, points of interest), as well as the proposals for existing services on their route, or nearby, in the municipalities crossed (food shops, health services, lodges, catering, etc.), click on the logo corresponding to the department you are going to cross.
In the CVL region, the pilgrimage routes traveled by pilgrims are as follows (in green, the pilgrimage routes to Mont Saint-Michel ; in blue, the ways to Compostela).
To find out more about the way, its general characteristics, the route management associations, click on the corresponding blue rectangle.
The marked routes presented on the site only take paths without particular risks, open to all and authorized. The course on the ground of the paths can, at any time, be modified by the various actors of the Path (modification of route), interrupted for various reasons (private properties, decrees, local developments, land consolidation, establishment of new equipment, etc …) or by natural events or phenomena (landslides, scree, …).
The information that we offer is kept, as far as possible, up to date, but these developments or modifications are not always brought to our attention. When the layout of the map or the route differs from reality, it is recommended to follow the indications present on the ground. It is up to the user to take all the necessary precautions for his safety, to comply with the directives of the competent national or local authorities and not to infringe the right of private property.