Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 12

Frévin-Capelle/La Grenouillère/Anna; Abbaye de Mont-Saint-Éloi; Église catholique; Saint-Martin d’Écoivres; Le Marais de Mareoeuil; Arras Poor Mont-Saint-Éloi.  Its abbey was established as far back as the 7th century. Over the next many hundreds of years, it rose to prominence as a major religious centre. That power sealed its fate in the late 1700’s with the French... Continue Reading →

Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 8

Wisques Clety Sunday Street Market La Chapelle de Nielles les Thérouanne L'Église Saint Martin Archaeological Museum Thérouanne. Capital of the Belgian Moroni tribe (638). Wealthiest bishopric in Northern France. Finest Gothic cathedral in Northern France (12 C.). Entire city razed in 1553 by Spain's Charles V in retaliation for a battle lost to the French.... Continue Reading →

Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 7

Tournehem-sur-la-hem La Leuene, Ceasar's road from Rome to Sangatte, on his way to conquer Britain Église Saint-Folquin de Cormette Leulinghem les Estrehem Abbaye Saint Paul Abbaye Notre Dame La Sapinière, Wisques She: saumon He: volaille de Licques

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