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Overview Le Puy-en-Velay Le Puy - Saint Privat Saint Privat - Saugues Sauges-Domaine du Sauvage Domaine du S. - Les Estrets Les Estrets - Finieyrols Finieyrols - Aubrac Aubrac - Saint-Côme'd-Olt Saint-Côme-d'Olt Saint-Côme-d'Olt - Estaing Estaing - Senergues Senergues - Conques Conques Conques - Decazeville
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Pilgerweg kurz nach Les Estrets

Right after Les Estrets, the road climbs gently. It gets hot and the water consumption increases.

Kirche in Aumont-Aubrac

Church in Aumont-Aubrac

Pilgerin Gärtli als Umhang

We met this pilgrim. She and her dog were on their way back from Santiago - back to Basel. She had been on the road since October 2005, i.e. for 9 months. What is that thing she is wearing in front of her breast? I asked and she replied: "This is my garden!

La Chaze-de-Peyre

La Chaze-de-Peyre
Nous avons fait une courte pause, visité l'église et rempli les réserves d'eau.

Pilger Gerhard

Pilgrim Gerhard climbing steps

The way is long, uphill and downhill. It often passes by long stone walls.

Pilgerweg nach Finieyrols

Sometimes the pilgrims' path becomes really narrow, as here on the way to the stage destination, the hostel Les Gentianes, just before Finieyrols.

For dinner we had the regional potato and cheese side dish Aligot. It tasted delicious and unfortunately I had to have it replenished. The stuff is heavy on my stomach - I could not sleep all night.


Recette Recipe for 4 persons:
1 kg peeled floury potatoes
1 garlic clove
200 g crème fraîche
100 g butter
300-400 g Tomme de Savoie
salt and black pepper from the mill

Boil the potatoes with a little salt as for a mashed potatoes, drain, evaporate and mash with a potato masher. Pass through a fine sieve as desired.

Peel the garlic and press it through a garlic press. Stir in crème fraîche and butter. Stir the cheese in thin slices with a wooden spatula under the puree until the aligot pulls threads. Season to taste with salt and pepper, serve immediately