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MOISSAC to Abbaye de BELLOC

France (Voie de Vézelay)

Hagetaubin to Orthez

9th April 2022

A short section of the Voie de Vézelay
to Orthez, where we had a rest day
with a Palm Sunday service in Orthez
follwed by a day trip to Pau

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Occasional heavy showers


We had a good breakfast of fresh bread and croissants, said goodbye to the racing driver and the farmer, who showed us a neighbouring house he was thinking of renovation, and pointed us in the right direction. We had intermittent showers, some extremely heavy, and witnessed some more examples of drainage ditches. We also met some cows who stared very aggressively at us, as well as a local who insisted we were off the way, which we deliberately were, but wouldn't believe us that we knew where we going. We reached the Voie de Vézelay, and follwed it to Orthez, passing some interesting markers on the way. One place proudly announced that they had planted fruit trees for pilgrims to eat the fruit, once the trees had grown! We had to shelter once more from an extremely heavy downpour, before reaching our quaint AirBnB. This was a bedroom it what appeared to be a former stately home, sharing the kitchen and bathroom with the old lady who lived there. We had a quick look around the town before retiring for the night.

The next moring we attended a Palm Sunday celebration at the Eglise Saint Pierre, and then took a day trip to Pau.

SORRY,
STILL
WORKING
ON THIS



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Map of route

Our route



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