Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France

UNESCO designated the Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France as a World Heritage site in December 1998. The routes pass through the following regions of France: Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Bourgogne, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Midi-Pyrénées, Picardie, Poitou-Charentes, and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.[1] UNESCO cites the routes' role in "religious and cultural exchange", the development of "specialized edifices" along the routes, and their "exceptional witness to the power and influence of Christian faith among people of all classes and countries in Europe during the Middle Ages".[1]

Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Includes71 structures (churches, abbeys, etc) and 7 stretches of road
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iv), (vi)
Inscription1998 (22nd session)
Area97.21 ha (240.2 acres)
Coordinates45°11′2.6″N 0°43′22.6″W / 45.184056°N 0.722944°W / 45.184056; -0.722944Coordinates: 45°11′2.6″N 0°43′22.6″W / 45.184056°N 0.722944°W / 45.184056; -0.722944
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France is located in Earth
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
Location of Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France in Earth

UNESCO designated 71 structures along the routes and seven stretches of the Chemin du Puy. The structures are largely monuments, churches, or hospitals that provided services to pilgrims headed to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Some are places of pilgrimage in their own right. Other structures include a tower, a bridge, and a city gate.[2]


The sites included in the UNESCO designation are largely monuments, churches, or hospitals that provided services to pilgrims headed to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Some are places of pilgrimage in their own right. Other structures include a tower, bridges, a city gate, and a prehistoric stone construction.[2]

  1. Périgueux: cathedral Saint-FrontAquitaine
  2. Saint-Avit-Sénieur: church – Aquitaine
  3. Le Buisson-de-Cadouin: former abbaye – Aquitaine
  4. Bazas: former cathedral – Aquitaine
  5. Bordeaux: basilica of St. Severinus – Aquitaine
  6. Bordeaux: basilica of St. Michael – Aquitaine
  7. Bordeaux: cathedral of St. Andrew – Aquitaine
  8. La Sauve: abbey de La Sauve-Majeure – Aquitaine
  9. La Sauve-Majeure: church Saint-Pierre – Aquitaine
  10. Soulac-sur-Mer: church Notre-Dame-de-la-Fin-des-Terres – Aquitaine
  11. Aire-sur-l'Adour: church Sainte-Quitterie – Aquitaine
  12. Mimizan: bell tower – Aquitaine
  13. Sorde-l'Abbaye: abbey Saint-Jean – Aquitaine
  14. Saint-Sever: abbey – Aquitaine
  15. Agen: cathedral Saint Caprais – Aquitaine
  16. Bayonne: cathedral Sainte-Marie – Aquitaine
  17. L'Hôpital-Saint-Blaise: church – Aquitaine
  18. Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port: gate Saint Jacques – Aquitaine
  19. Oloron-Sainte-Marie: church Sainte Marie – Aquitaine
  20. Clermont-Ferrand: church Notre-Dame du PortAuvergne
  21. Le Puy-en-Velay: cathedral – Auvergne
  22. Le Puy-en-Velay: Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques – Auvergne
  23. La Charité-sur-Loire: church Sainte-Croix-Notre-Dame – Burgundy
  24. Asquins: church Saint-Jacques d'Asquins – Burgundy
  25. Vézelay: former abbatial church Sainte-Madeleine – Burgundy
  26. Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre: collegial church Saint-Étienne (formerly collegial church Saint-Jacques) – Centre-Val de Loire
  27. Bourges: cathedral Saint-Étienne – Centre
  28. L'Épine: Basilica Notre-Dame de l'ÉpineChampagne-Ardenne
  29. Châlons-en-Champagne: church Notre-Dame-en-Vaux – Champagne-Ardenne
  30. Paris: Saint-Jacques TowerÎle-de-France
  31. Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert: former abbey de Gellone – Languedoc-Roussillon
  32. Aniane/Saint-Jean-de-Fos: Pont du Diable – Languedoc-Roussillon
  33. Saint-Gilles-du-Gard: former abbatial church – Languedoc-Roussillon
  34. Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat: church Saint-Léonard – Limousin
  35. Mont Saint-MichelLower Normandy
  36. Audressein: church of Tramesaygues – Midi-Pyrénées
  37. Saint-Lizier: former cathedral and cloister, cathedral Notre-Dame-de-la-Sède, episcopal palace, rempart – Midi-Pyrénées
  38. Conques: Abbey Church of Saint Foy – Midi-Pyrénées
  39. Conques: bridge over the Dourdou – Midi-Pyrénées
  40. Espalion: Pont-Vieux – Midi-Pyrénées
  41. Estaing: bridge over the Lot – Midi-Pyrénées
  42. Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac: bridge called "des pèlerins " over the Boralde – Midi-Pyrénées
  43. Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges: former cathedral Notre-Dame – Midi-Pyrénées
  44. Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges: paleo-Christian basilica, chapel Saint-Julien – Midi-Pyrénées
  45. Toulouse: basilica Saint-Sernin – Midi-Pyrénées
  46. Toulouse: Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques – Midi-Pyrénées
  47. Valcabrère: church Saint-Just – Midi-Pyrénées
  48. Auch: cathedral Sainte-Marie – Midi-Pyrénées
  49. Beaumont-sur-l'Osse and Larressingle: Pont d'Artigue or of Lartigue – Midi-Pyrénées
  50. La Romieu: collegial church Saint-Pierre – Midi-Pyrénées
  51. Cahors: cathedral Saint-Étienne – Midi-Pyrénées
  52. Cahors: Valentré Bridge – Midi-Pyrénées
  53. Gréalou: dolmen of Pech-Laglaire – Midi-Pyrénées
  54. Figeac: hospital Saint-Jacques – Midi-Pyrénées
  55. Rocamadour: church Saint-Sauveur and crypt Saint-Amadour – Midi-Pyrénées
  56. Aragnouet: hospice of the Plan and chapel Notre-Dame- de-l'Assomption, aka. chapelle des Templiers – Midi-Pyrénées
  57. Gavarnie: parochial church – Midi-Pyrénées
  58. Jézeau: church Saint-Laurent – Midi-Pyrénées
  59. Ourdis-Cotdoussan: church of Cotdussan – Midi-Pyrénées
  60. Rabastens: church Notre-Dame-du-Bourg – Midi-Pyrénées
  61. Moissac: abbey-church Saint-Pierre and cloister – Midi-Pyrénées
  62. Amiens: cathedral Notre-DamePicardy
  63. Folleville: parochial church Saint-Jean-Baptiste – Picardy
  64. Compiègne: parochial church Saint-Jacques – Picardy
  65. Saintes: church Sainte-Eutrope – Poitou-Charentes
  66. Saint-Jean-d'Angély: royal abbey Saint-Jean-Baptiste – Poitou-Charentes
  67. Melle: church Saint-Hilaire – Poitou-Charentes
  68. Aulnay: church Saint-Pierre – Poitou-Charentes
  69. Poitiers: church Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand – Poitou-Charentes
  70. Pons: former hospital des Pèlerins – Poitou-Charentes
  71. ArlesProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur


  1. ^ a b "Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France". UNESCO. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France (maps)". UNESCO. Retrieved 15 August 2015.

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