France - The Vezelay Way between Bourges and Perigueux -

France - The Vezelay Way between Bourges and Perigueux -

Self-guided walking tour in comfortable accommodation

The Vezelay Route starts in Le Vézelay, a hilltop city crowned by a the Basilica Saint Madeleine, from the vineyards of Burgundy in central France to the foot of the Pyrenees and the Spanish border to Saint Jean Pied de Port where several other routes converge. 900 km in 43 walking days crossing a wide variety of wooded and cultivated terrain and a rich History. 

This leg starting in Bourges covers 20 stages to Perigueux  in Perigord at the door of Bordeaux area.

The accommodation is mainly in 3*** star accommodation.

You will follow the waymarked path, cross wooded lands and pastures and many places of cults.

You can decide to add rest days in the largest cities as Limoges, Chateauroux, Perigueux or Bergerac

Day 1

BOURGES : Arrive in Bourges To visit: the splendid St Etienne Cathedral and many interesting chapels and churches

Day 2

BOURGES =>ST FLORENT SUR CHER- Stage of 23 km – 5h30 of walking
After leaving Bourges and Villeneuve-sur-Cher (church and fortified bridge over the Cher River) you will reach ST Florent sur Cher (4 km out of the GR)

Day 3

ST FLORENT SUR CHER => ISSOUDUN - Stage of 23 km, 5h30 of walking.
A small stage to relax between 2 larger stages. St Georges sur Arnon (roman portal) and arrive in Issoudun. To visit: St Cyr and Ste Juliette, Basilique Notre Dame du Sacré-Cœur, the ancient hospital (leprosarium)

Day 4

ISSOUDUN-NEUVY PAILLOUX stage of 13 km, 4h00 of walking
Continue your way to Neuvy Pailloux To visit : St Laurent Church and the clock tower.

Day 5

NEUVY-PAILLOUX- CHATEAUROUX stage of 22 km, 5h15 of walking
Stage of 29 km - 7h00

Day 6

CHATEAUROUX=>ARGENTON stage of 22 km

Day 7

ARGENTON- GARGILESSE, 14 km of walking

Day 8

GARGILESSE - CROZANT
Stage of 19 km - 4H30

Day 9

CROZANT -LA SOUTERRAINE
Stage of 24.5 km - 6h00

Day 10

LA SOUTERRAINE- BENNEVENT L'ABBAYE
Stage of 21 km - 4h15

Day 11

BENNEVENT - CHATELUS
Stage of 18.5 km - 4h00

Day 12

CHATELUS- SAINT LEONARD DE NOBLAT
Stage of 33 km -
This day can be shortened with a 10 km transfer or another stage of 10 km in Chatenet en Dognon

Day 13

SAINT LEONARD DE NOBLAT - LIMOGES
Stage of 22.5 km - 5h30

Day 14

LIMOGES - SAINT MARTIN LE VIEUX
Stage of 22 km - 5h30

Day 15

ST MARTIN LE VIEUX - CHALUS
Stage of 17 km - 4h30

Day 16

CHALUS - LA COQUILLE
Stage of 19 km - 5h00

Day 17

LA COQUILLE- THIVIERS
Stage of 18,5 km - 4h30

Day 18

THIVIERS - SORGES
Stage of 18 km - 4h00

Day 19

SORGES - PERIGUEUX
Stage of 23 km - 5h30

Day 20

PERIGUEUX

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Self guided WALKING
Level
VEZELAY ROUTE
Duration :
20 Days
From :
2665 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

3 star hotels and comfortable guest houses- 

Luggage transfer

An English road book and a map.

English speaking assistance for your reservation

 

Starts in : Bourges

Ends in : Perigueux

 

Access :  train station.

 

Information : click on "ask for more information"

Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65

 cecile@chemins-de-france.com

 

Customize your tour : add or remove one night or more, combine with another section of the Vezelay Route or with the Camino


Highlights

Bourges Cathedral

Many religious treasures

The Perigord