Travel Blogs from Port, France

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A travel blog entry by styrsky

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Our first 795m Col, Port, France travel blog

Our first 795m Col

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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What a day! Having told Sid and Muneera we would be in Geneva on Friday, we knew we really had to make it, but looking ahead and seeing the mountains was scary. We got up early, and not having cooked the night before made a quick get away. (Normally ...

St Jean Pied de Port, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France travel blog

St Jean Pied de Port

A travel blog entry by burke.hamish

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Here we are on the eve of our walk. All this time, all this planning, all this equipment, all this talking - now is the time for action. We arrived by train surrounded by other would be pilgrims heading for the same starting point. There is an amazing ...

The Beaches of Normandy, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France travel blog

The Beaches of Normandy

A travel blog entry by hsb

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... grand estate, but upon closer inspection, we thought the room looked cold and unwelcoming. So we headed towards the little town of Port-en-Bessin. The choices for shelter were limited, and we ended up opting for an "American style" motel-like structure, ...

Aug 15, 2009, Utah Beach, France travel blog

Aug 15, 2009

A travel blog entry by mylifesjourney

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Barcelona - San Sabastean - Bilbao  - Day 5, San Sebastian, Spain travel blog

Barcelona - San Sabastean - Bilbao - Day 5

A travel blog entry by lkjr77

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Day 5 Here we are again, up and at em, packing the bags grabbing the breakfast (which has been interesting. I'll paragraph that in a bit) and loading the bus. We already had one ready or not here we go when we loaded the plane in Dallas, Houston, and ...

03/07/09, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France travel blog

03/07/09

A travel blog entry by fbauchet

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... drove all the way and had lunch at the very cafe, still standing and untouched to this very, yes, the first place liberated in France in 1944. So after a good lunch and few bought souvenirs from the cafe we went to the museum where the real bridge stands ...

04/07/09, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France travel blog

04/07/09

A travel blog entry by fbauchet

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Kids decided to play golf this morning and as they have been so good since the beginning of this trip we did let them have their way even though the green fees are prohibitive. And I am not talking about clubs rental but, it ok at the end as they really ...

Chemin de St-Jacques de Compostelle!!, St-Jean de pied de port, France travel blog

Chemin de St-Jacques de Compostelle!!

A travel blog entry by wild4ever

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...Bon ben contente je vais commencer mon cheminement ...sur le chemine de St-Jacques de Compostelle...30 jours de marche mieux vaux être en forme ...au lit de bonne heure à ...

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France travel blog

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

A travel blog entry by lerouxsimard

Depart a 7h le matin - Start at 7 ...

Here we gooo!!, Saint Jean Pied de Port, France travel blog

Here we gooo!!

A travel blog entry by jciafone

... train was indeed mine, and was fortunate to meet my first fellow pilgrim, George. George is German, living and working in Leon, France, who speaks very decent English. We talked a lot on the train, during which we also met Tim, a German (from around ...

It's Raining It's Pouring, Saint Jean Pied de Port, France travel blog

It's Raining It's Pouring

A travel blog entry by deaconbrown

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... " for the Camino Frances. It only took 23 hours! By plane, by bus, by train, by taxi, we arrived in St. Jean, de Pied de Port and it is pouring rain. The final leg of our journey here was quite exhilerating as we traveled the last hour in a taxi on rainy ...

First Day on El Camino, St. Jean Pied de Port, France, France travel blog

First Day on El Camino

A travel blog entry by gkg

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... , a huge dorm in which peregrinos stay for free. We met 3 other men who wanted to cross over into France to begin the walk from St. Jean Pied de Port. We shared a taxi there(6E each), a fun winding ride up and over and through the mountains. The ...

01/07/09, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France travel blog

01/07/09

A travel blog entry by fbauchet

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We reached Port en bessin in less than 2 hours of boring and uneventful driving and after unpacking we went to "dead man's Corner". This is a local paratrooper museum about 15km from Sainte mere Eglise. The museum is set in the very house where the German ...

Saint John at the Foot of the Pass, Saint Jean Pied de Port, France travel blog

Saint John at the Foot of the Pass

A travel blog entry by jamie_pete

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... than enough as much of the route would take me through the foothills of the Pyrenees mountain range that forms the border between France and Spain. The first part of the journey to the town of Orthez went without incident and, as I was travelling on a ...

Day 1:  SJPDP to Refuge Orrison, Saint Jean Pied de Port, France travel blog

Day 1: SJPDP to Refuge Orrison

A travel blog entry by nothernstar

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... a cab ride to Brussels International Airport.  I took a flight to Lyon, France, then to Bayonne, France, then a quick 1 hour commute to St Jean Pied de Port.  I was able to find the Camino de Santiago Pilgrim office and was issued a ...

Oh when the Saints come marching in ..., Saint Jean Pied de Port, France travel blog

Oh when the Saints come marching in ...

A travel blog entry by thunderbirds

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Approx 23 Kms in record time! Perhaps one of the reasons Denise walked 23 Kms in about 4 hours is because she was promised lunch at our destination -- and it would not be a lie if I were to tell you that she ran/jogged most of the way! What is it about ...

Een leuke stad met veel groen in de omgeving, Pleyben, France travel blog

Een leuke stad met veel groen in de omgeving

A travel blog entry by pascale7171153

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    De vierde dag op rij dat het regende. Nu begon ik echt kennis te maken met het regenachtige Bretagne. Ondanks de regen was het nog steeds 18°C. Dus zeker niet koud en aangezien ik bezig was met een house dog sitting moest ik met ...

Normandy, Port-EnBessen, France travel blog

Normandy

A travel blog entry by ash_gauld

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... the Conquerer's time (was originally known as William the Bastard - not surprised he changed his name)detailing his invasion of England and plenty of museums, D-Day beaches and cemeteries where the invasion of France by England in WW2 could be ...

Day before beginning The Camino, San Juan Pie de Puerto, Francia travel blog

Day before beginning The Camino

A travel blog entry by aggiesontheway

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On the train ride to Saint Jean Pied de Port, Amber, Natalie, and I talked to a couple Spaniards who were beginning the camino on bicycle. It was really nice to finally be able to have a conversation in Spanish. They were very friendly and gave us advice ...

Camino De Santiago, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France travel blog

Camino De Santiago

A travel blog entry by amyandaz

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A feeling of excitement mixed with trepidation as we sit here in the hotel room in Saint Jean Pied De Port, southern France. A quaint little town situated at the bottom of the French Pyrenees, it is the starting point for the 'Way of Saint James'. It is ...

Brittany to the Loire, St-Pol-de-Leon, Morlax, Locmiquelic, Lorient, Port-Navalo, France travel blog

Brittany to the Loire

A travel blog entry by jnewcomb

... to do some bird watching in the fog! Still, in a trip like this the good points always out way the bad. The keyboards in France have a different layout, for instance if you want to type a number you have to press shift and some of the most used keys are ...

It Begins, Orisson, France travel blog

It Begins

A travel blog entry by deaconbrown

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... and Korea. I am now watching the France vs. Mexico World Cup match with the Irish who are fans of any team playing against France. Quite fun! Tomorrow we walk 18K through the rest of the Pyrenees to Roncavalles. They say the Camino is a metaphor for life. ...

02/07/09, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France travel blog

02/07/09

A travel blog entry by fbauchet

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We had a slow morning as we need to be in town to catch our half day tour of some of the main sites of the Normandy beaches. First stop was Arromanche, no need to explain what happened there as it was one of the hardest fighting of the landing. Then we ...

Trek de 3 jours...., St-Jean de pied de port, France travel blog

Trek de 3 jours....

A travel blog entry by jfquebec

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... sommes partis a laventure des pyrennees. nous pris le GR10 jusquau col d'iraty a partir du petit village de st jean de pied de port., qui est vraiment magnifique sans tout les esti de tourisme... cest un peu ca que jaime pas ici cest quil y a bcp de ...

Enter the Pyrenees, St jean pied-de-port, France travel blog

Enter the Pyrenees

A travel blog entry by traestanley

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... saw our first compostela waymarker and now, sitting in front of the screen of a computer a the pilgrims refuge in the last refuge in france. so, we're happy, and sad, and overjoyed, and a little tired, but not as tired as wer after our first day since ...

chi ben comincia.., Saint jean pied de port, France travel blog

chi ben comincia..

A travel blog entry by cavallette

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vorrei capire perché cavolo nemmeno in europa riusciamo ad avere le tastiere tutte uguali! ma certo, siamo in francia, non sia mai che i francesi possano fare qualcosa uguale al resto del mondo... per la serie potrebbe essere peggio - potrebbe piovere, ...

Some R&R, Saint Jean Pied de Port, France travel blog

Some R&R

A travel blog entry by jamie_pete

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... pilgrims getting their bikes serviced by the shop's mechanic. I should have explained earlier that St Jean Pied de Port is arguably the most significant transit point for pilgrims heading to Santiago de Campostella in Galicia, Northern Spain. There ...

Towards Journey's start?, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France travel blog

Towards Journey's start?

A travel blog entry by rob_shill

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... you're interested, let me know! On the way back, I drove past Navarrenx where I stayed on my first two nights in France and headed towards the chocolatier that is Lindt. They have a huge factory in oloron sainte marie and on recommendation from a ...

Start of Camino de Santiago (France to Spain), Saint Jean Pied de Port, France travel blog

Start of Camino de Santiago (France to Spain)

A travel blog entry by figiel

... you done the Camino?". And my reply "Have I done the What...?" Anyway, this is where the trip starts. Saint Jean Pied de Port in southern France. It's now about 800km to go before I reach Sanitago de Compostela in western Spain. Let the adventure begin!!! ...

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