VIA FRANCIGENA – HIKING TRAIL FOLLOWED BY PILGRIMS
For Rome, just follow the Pas-de-Calais
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In the Pas-de-Calais, one road leads to Rome. This is the Via Francigena, which crosses the region for 250 kilometres starting at Calais. Don’t delay, take your pick at random, from any one of a dozen different legs.
Just like the Camino de Santiago or the road that leads to the Mont Saint Michel, the Via Francigena is a former trans-European pilgrimage route. It goes from Canterbury in England all the way to the eternal city, Rome. In France, it begins precisely at Calais and goes through the Pas-de-Calais to Rocquigny: 250 kilometres. A dozen legs of approximately 20 kilometres each. Some people complete them patiently one after the other, while others choose just one of them with great care. One thing is certain; it’s the best way to discover a different side of the region’s landscapes and heritage.
The real advantage
To help you choose your stage on the Via Francigena, trust the guidebook of the French Federation of Hiking (FFRP).