Overview: the Arles route
One of the 4 medieval pilgrim routes described by Aimery Picaud in his mid-12th c Pilgrim's Guide. Used by Jacobean pilgrims from southern and eastern Europe and in reverse, by Spanish, Portuguese and French pilgrims to Rome. Also known as the Via Tolosana as the most important town along the way is Toulouse.
We are encouraging people to try alternatives, even for a first pilgrimage, to the increasingly over-crowded le Puy route. For an account of the highlights of the route, click here, and for a fuller collection of pictures, go to our picture gallery. Overview: the Arles route
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Chemin d'Arles vers Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle: La Voie du Sud, by R. Day, L. Laborde Balen, P.Macia, J.P.Siréjol. FFRP, Rando Editions & Association de Coopération Inter-Régionale, 2004. Step by step guide in French with schematic maps - available from Stanfords.
Arles to Puente la Reina (Pilgrim guides to the roads through France to Santiago de Compostela # 4), by Maurice and Marigold Fox. The Confraternity of Saint James, 2007. Available in our Bookshop. Now published in 2 sections 4i) Arles-Toulouse and 4ii) Toulouse to Puente la Reina. It is recommended to use them in conjunction with the FFRP guide.