First we went to the little village in the late evening (around 11 pm) with no tourists, it was amazing calm and beautiful with all the lights and the pensions for the pilgrims. And i had the most delicious cheese plate in the tiny bar called chez louis... mmmm... On the nxt day we visited the village again during the Daytime - omg it was so different with all those tourists! Luckily we are nightowls ;)
Santiago de Compostela was the supreme goal for countless thousands of pious pilgrims who converged there from all over Europe throughout the Middle Ages. To reach Spain pilgrims had to pass through France, and the group of important historical monuments included in this inscription marks out the four routes by which they did so.
Date of Inscription: 1998
Postcard 1: official Postcrossing card ES-119107
Postcard 2: 868-045 - basilique Saint-Sernin // private swap with asa (nancy)