“Vézelay, Arles or Le Puy for me on the Way of Saint-Jacques, there was no lightning revelation. Rather a patient work made of tiny trials and small pleasures: Learn that nothing is more nice to walk with a good step but a blisters feet quickly spoils the pleasure. From the peace of a forest to the hustle and bustle of a city center. To be refused a bed and breakfast one evening because of my supposed poverty. Forget this rebuff the next day by drinking the bottle of fresh water offered by a girl in the hottest of the day. Finally once arrived in Compostela, say that by putting one foot in front of the other and starting again I had found something very precious in me but so indefinable that I did not really want to possess it, I had only one desire: to leave, to be sure that this time it would not escape me.”
Jean Paul, pilgrim.
All the roads lead to Chablis
If you want to go for one, two or three days in the footsteps of a pilgrim from Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, you will be spoiled for choice: from Pontigny to Auxerre, from Tonnerre to Deux-Rivières or from Flogny-la-Chapelle at Chablis, all the ways of Saint-Jacques (or almost!) Lead to Chablis.