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Paris to the Pyrenees
by David Downie
- TRAVEL NARRATIVE
- 372 PAGES
Downie chronicles his trek, with wife Alison Harris on the Rue Saint-Jacques, 750 miles across Burgundy and France to Roncesvalles in the Spanish Pyrenees -- a 72 day adventure on Roman roads and pilgrimage paths leading, ultimately, to Santiago de Compostelo. As much a meditation on history and on what it means to be French as a traveler's account (though it has that too), David Downie's spirited book is haunted by the Gallic chieftain Vercingetorix (say that 10 times fast!) and the Gallo-Roman forbears of modern France.