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MOISSAC to Abbaye de BELLOC

France, Via Podiensis

Condom to Montréal

3rd April 2022

From a wonderful guest house
via a deserted tourist village
to a cold hostel with interesting people. -

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Larressingle - a tiny fortified village


We had a very classy breakfast at the AirBnB, said our farewells our hosts, and headed off to look round the cathedral. We attended mass, received a pilgrims blessing, and obtained a stamp in the vestry. There was an amazing and moving "stations of the cross" exhibition, painted by Pablo Lameyre. Outside, we found statues and children's games commemorating the "Three Musketeers", d'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, As we left the town, we were regaled by various colourful murals, as well as a novel use for old tractors. Then cross-country to the 13th century fortified town of Laressingle, one of the smallest town surrounded by ramparts, known to the locals as "Petite Carcassonne". At the site of an old roman bridge, a sign informed us that the rivers of Gascony form a St.James shell shape! From there it was onward to Montréal, and a friendly bunch of pilgrims at the hostel there. There was an English couple, who we bumped into later the next day, a German and a fun-loving Belgian. However, we had booked a double room, but it had been given to someone else, and so we had a dormitory to ourselves, which turned out to be extremely cold, making sleep difficult.

SORRY,
STILL
WORKING
ON THIS


Pilgrim stamps


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Map of route

Our route



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