Lourdes (Hautes Pyrénées) Gavarnie (Hautes Pyrénées)

The role of Occitania in the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

The Le Puy route, the Arles route and the Pyrenean Foothills route, three of France's main walking routes to Santiago de Compostela, converge in Occitania / Pyrenees-Mediterranean, from where they go on to cross the Pyrenees into Spain. They are classified as a European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe.