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 Way of Saint James : From Lectoure to Aire-sur-l'Adour
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Camino de Santiago in France: from Lectoure to Aire-sur-l'Adour
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Camino de Santiago in France: from Lectoure to Aire-sur-l'Adour

Camino de Santiago in France: from Lectoure to Aire-sur-l'Adour

Walk along the Via Podiensis, the French Way

  • Cross the Gers along quiet country lanes, through woods and vineyards
  • Discover UNESCO World Heritage sites such as The Collegiate Church of St. Pierre La Romieu
  • Explore villages classified as " Plus Beaux Villages de France " like Montréal
  • Taste the "Armagnac" in Condom: the capital of this famous brandy 
  • Tasting the culinary delights of the region and the hospitality of your accommodation hosts 
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ROUTE

Start: Lectoure           Finish: Aire-sur-l'Adour

Day 1: Arrival in Lectoure
Day 2: From Lectoure to La Romieu (17.5 km / 10,9 mi)
Day 3: From La Romieu to Condom (13 km / 8 mi)
Day 4: From Condom to Montréal-du-Gers (17 km / 10,5 mi)
Day 5: From Montréal-du-Gers to Eauze (17 km / 10,5 mi)
Day 6: From Eauze to Nogaro (20 km / 12,4 mi)
Day 7: From Nogaro to Aire-sur-l’Adour (27 km / 16,7 mi) - End of arrangement

Day 1:    Arrival in Lectoure

Lectoure is a small town in the Gers department of the Midi-Pyrenees. Sits high above the Gers river and as you wander around the town there are many splendid views of the farming landscape below. You can discover the famous cathedral, built in the 15th century.  

Day 2:    From Lectoure to La Romieu (17.5 km / 10,9 mi)

It is a very pleasant stroll through woodland and peaceful countryside. You will cross the river Gers after leaving Lectoure. Located between Agen in the north and Auch in the south, La Romieu and its collegiate are a stop at the crossroads from Puy and Rocamadour to Santiago de Compostela. The village of La Romieu is classified as one of “les plus beaux villages de France”, but is also gladly called the "village of cats" because a large number of felines which are present in the heart of the village, on windows, doors and on some doorsteps. 

Challenge: 17.5 km, 240 m ascent, 225 m descent.  

Day 3:    From La Romieu to Condom (13 km / 8 mi)

Today’s walk takes you to the the medival town of Condom. The more you walk to the west, the more vines, which spread towards Bas Armagnac area. But it is still, as in the neighbouring Lomagne, a mosaic of more or less vast patches, where cereals, sunflowers, orchards and vegetable crops flourish. The best land is destined for wheat, the more barren lands reserved for the vineyard. On the way you come by La Chapelle Sainte Germaine, a restored church, with great views over the countryside. 

Challenge: 13 km, 145 m ascent, 250 m descent.

Day 4:    From Condom to Montréal-du-Gers (17 km / 10,5 mi)

This section from Condom is full of history and interesting architecture. On route we suggest to take a detour to Larresingle (another “plus beaux village de France”), a 13th century fortified village located one kilometre from the GR 65. After Larresingle you will come by the Pont d’Artigues and you will pass the Chapelle de Routges, the oldest church in the region. Passing a castle you will arrive in Montréal-du-Gers, home to the biggest vineyard of Armagnac, the famous brandy, also classified as “plus beaux villages de France”.

Challenge: 17 km, 210 m ascent, 170 m descent.

Day 5:    From Montréal-du-Gers to Eauze (17 km / 10,5 mi)

Most of the walking today is flat and across agricultural landscapes intersected by minor roads. The first 10 kilometres of the trail pass vineyards and pretty countryside until you reach the hamlet of Lamothe. The walk then heads down into the valley before a steady uphill trail that takes you gently into the Place d’Armagnac in Eauze. Eauze (pronounced as Éauze). In the third century AD, the city became the capital of the Roman province of Novempopulania. You will also find an archeology museum in the heart of Eauze, where you can discover the trails of the ancient city of Elusa.

Challenge: 17 km, 125 m ascent, 90 m descent. 

Day 6:    From Eauze to Nogaro (20 km / 12,4 mi)

Today, you will walk through the vineyards of Armagnac and the walk takes you to the beautiful town of Manciet, a historic point on the Le Puy Way. In the Middle Ages, this is where pilgrims coming from Auch would meet those walking the Le Puy route.

Challenge: 20 km, 130 m ascent, 200 m descent.  

Day 7:    From Nogaro to Aire-sur-l’Adour (27 km / 16,7 mi) - End of arrangement

Today you will mainly be walking along cereal crops and farmland, also passing some of the prettiest villages and hamlets on the entire route. On the last stretch vineyards become rarer and the landscape changes to an area that is tree covered with maritime pines, oaks and chestnuts.There is quite a bit of road walking but not much traffic, mainly tractors. The town of Aire-sur-l’Adour is a quiet market town by the river Adour.

Your journey will end in the town of Aire-sur-l’Adour. You have the possibility to book an extra night in this charming city.

Challenge: 27 km, 160 m ascent, 185 m descent.

STANDARD HOTELS

You will mainly be housed in bed and breakfasts or gites. The accommodations along the Compostela route are usually stopover places, and unfortunately we sometimes have limited choice, we have tried to select the accommodations that provide the best services and atmosphere.

Extra nights:

Extra nights can be booked at any of the accommodations along the way.

Hôtel de Bastard (Lectoure)
Hôtel de Bastard (Lectoure)

The Hotel de Bastard Lectoure is located in the heart of Gascony in the south west of France. All the Rooms are equipped and decorated with taste for the most comfortable and pleasant stay imaginable.

hotel-de-bastard.com

B&B L’Etape d’Angéline (La Romieu)
B&B L’Etape d’Angéline (La Romieu)

Located in the heart of the medieval Gascon village of La Romieu, B&B L'Etape D'Angeline features a restaurant, bar and free WIFI. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms include a flat-screen TV with cable channels. 

chambre-hotes-restaurant-la-romieu.fr

Hôtel Le Continental (Condom)
Hôtel Le Continental (Condom)

The hotel's rooms are soundproofed and air-conditioned, each with a bathroom with shower or bath. The hotel is equipped with a lift that serves the 2 floors. They are all equipped with comfortable bedding, hair dryer, telephone, television, free secure WIFI internet access throughout the hotel.

www.lecontinental.net/en/

B&B Carpe Diem (Montréal)
B&B Carpe Diem (Montréal)

Located on a green setting at the entrance of Montreal du Gers, classified as "most beautiful villages in France", B&B Carpe Diem propose 3 bedrooms wtih bathroom for a total capacity of 7 people.

www.carpediem-montreal.fr

Hôtel Henri 4 (Eauze)
Hôtel Henri 4 (Eauze)

The rooms at the Hotel Restaurant Henri IV have all been renovated and provide all modern comforts. Located on the small square behind the cathedral, it is the ideal place for a quiet stay while enjoying the city centre. 

www.hotel-restaurant-henri-4.fr

Hôtel Le Commerce (Nogaro)
Hôtel Le Commerce ** (Nogaro)

Located in Nogaro (Gers), on the way to Compostela, the Hôtel-Restaurant du Commerce is a family-run establishment with a 14-room Hôtel ** and a restaurant serving traditional cuisine. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. 

hotelrestaurantnogaro.com

PRACTICAL INFO

You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between April 1st and October 31st.

The best airports of arrival are Bordeaux airport (Mérignac) or Toulouse airport (Blagnac), and you can then take a train from Toulouse or Bordeaux to Agen or Lectoure. 

Arrival in LectoureFrom Toulouse airport (Blagnac) or Bordeaux airport (Mérignac), you can take a train to Agen and Lectoure.

Departure from Aire-sur-l'Adour: As Aire-sur-l'Adour does not have a train station, you have to take a taxi to Mont-de-Marsan (approx. 30 minutes). At Mont-de-Marsan you take the train to Bordeaux (approx. 1h30 minutes). From there you can easily reach different various points in France (Paris, Toulouse, ...). You can also take a shuttle bus at the end of your trip to reach a train station or to travel back to the starting point.

For timetables and further information check the website of SNCF or rome2rio for all French National trains (SNCF).

Parking informations on request 

 

GPS tracks are available on request

INCLUDED

Included

  • 6 nights' accommodation with breakfast
  • 5 dinners
  • Luggage transport bwetwwn accommodations
  • Digital detailed route notes and maps in English
  • Access to the trip in GUIBO, the digital guidebook and navigation App
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

Not Included:

  • Other lunches & dinners
  • Transport to first and from last accommodation
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, additional transfers, etc.
  • Tourist tax

Extras

  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Extra nights at any of the standard accommodations along the route
  • Shipment of printed documents to the first accommodation
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