Walking The Via Francigena, Stage 42: Foucherans to Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

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 6, 2023

Distance: 29.4 km

Elevation Gain: 608 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 from the balcony of Hôtel la Cascade, Mouthier-Haute-Pierre
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).

6 thoughts on “Walking The Via Francigena, Stage 42: Foucherans to Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

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  1. Hello again!! I am wishing dry weather for you, and nice rain for us!! I don’t know if I properly posted my comments from the first two days on the walk. I voted for Gail’s reconstruction of the tumble on the curb as my favourite photo; the goats as my second favourite; and the dog on three legs as my third.

    I found the countryside amazing today. Is that old growth forest? It looks old? Roman arched aqua ducts? Modern bridges? Spectacular in so many ways!!

    Let’s see if I can actually send this to you!! Have a good go at the steep walk tomorrow!!


    1. Hi Gloria. No need to fret, your comments are getting through. Unfortunately, there have been some late nights getting posts out so comment replies have been a bit slow in coming. I like your choice in pictures! As you will see from the most recent post, we survived a particularly challenging walk today. It was tough but very beautiful.

  2. Good luck tomorrow- sending positive energy from blueberry patches to f Star Lake, Manitoba!
    Cheers! Janet and Jon

  3. The buildings are looking lovely, esp after the rather dismal French towns you first encountered west flatten by war. Things are looking up as you go up!

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