Walking The Via Francigena, Stage 41: Besançon to Foucherans

This “Walking The Via Francigena” series of posts follow us, Gail and David, as we continue our walk along the Via Francigena pilgrimage route between Canterbury and Rome. In the fall of 2019, we completed the first leg from London to Canterbury, known as the Chaucer Way, and onward to the small town of Tergnier, France and in 2022 we completed Part Two of our pilgrimage, which took us from Tergnier to Gy, just south of Besançon.

Part Three of our trek is underway once again, this time taking us from Gy, through Switzerland, over the Saint Bernard Pass and into northern Italy, ending our walk in Fidenza.

Be sure to click the play button on Today’s Trailside Chat With David and Gail below to listen to our discussion of the day’s events.   

Walk Date: Aug 5 2023

Distance: 26.7 km

Elevation Gain: 908 m

Read on to view today’s photos and listen to our trailside chat. At the end, there’s an interactive map showing our complete Part Three route and a comment section.

Today’s Trailside Chat With Gail and David

Today’s chat during an evening stroll down the quiet streets of Foucherans. Pictured above is the baptism event we accidentally walked into in Mamirolle.
While looking at the photos below, you can listen to our chat about today’s walk. Just press the play/pause button to get started.

Click any image below to view a full-screen slideshow.

Overview map of the route from Gy to Fidenza.

Stage Three Map
Click the map to open an interactive version on AllTrails.com (opens in a new window).

4 thoughts on “Walking The Via Francigena, Stage 41: Besançon to Foucherans

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  1. Merci beaucoup pour votre visite lors du baptême de notre fille David et Gail.
    Nous vous souhaitons une longue et belle route,
    Guillaume et Julie

    1. Bonjour Guillaume et Julie,

      Merci pour vos aimables paroles. Notre voyage se déroule comme prévu. Nous venons d’entrer en Suisse ce matin. Nous avons tous les deux apprécié notre visite avec vous. La bière était excellente ! Nous apprécions tous les deux votre chaleureuse hospitalité à deux Canadiens qui se sont présentés de manière inattendue à votre porte.


      David et Gail

  2. Looks like you met some lovely people. Rob is in the CS Inpatient Unit. Hope to visit him tomorrow.

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