09. 610 France (3/8)
09. 610 France (3/8)
Centre-Val de Loire

09. 610 France (3/8)

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2720km long in France, the route of Colomban's exile in 610 is divided into 8 parts that can be followed successively or indistinctly. Starting at Sully-sur-Loire, this third part of a particularly winding route leads to Sully-sur-Loire along the banks of the Loire with its many châteaux.
Around 610, expelled from Luxeuil, Saint Colomban and the Irish monks were taken to Nantes under the guard of armed soldiers who were in charge of taking them on a ship to Ireland. But, barely on board, they managed to escape and, fearing that they would be caught, began an incredible journey through many countries. Most of the journey into exile takes place in France from East to West and then back again after Nantes. The itinerary mainly follows the great rivers and the vineyards often planted on their banks while crossing the historic cities that mark them out.


Questi due attraversamenti successivi della Francia non sono la via più diretta per raggiungere il confine svizzero a est di Luxeuil, distante solo 110 km. Ma riflettono l'immagine forte di un colombiano determinato che aveva lasciato l'Irlanda per sempre, senza alcun desiderio di tornare.

La terza parte (3/8) è composta da 14 tappe, ciascuna con una media di 24 km al giorno:

  1. Sully-sur-Loire - Châteauneuf-sur-Loire
  2. Châteauneuf-sur-Loire - Orléans
  3. Orléans - Beaugency
  4. Beaugency - Mer
  5. Mer - Blois
  6. Blois - Chaumont-sur-Loire
  7. Chaumont-sur-Loire - Amboise
  8. Amboise - Tours
  9. Tours - Azay-le-Rideau
  10. Azay-le-Rideau - Chinon
  11. Chinon - Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
  12. Fontevraud-l'Abbaye - Saumur
  13. Saumur - le Thoureil
  14. le Thoureil - Juigné-sur-Loire
  • Departure : 45600 Sully-sur-Loire
  • Arrival : 49610 Juigné-sur-Loire
  • Towns crossed : Centre-Val de Loire and Pays de la Loire

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Sully-sur-Loire is accessible by bus, as is Juigné-sur-Loire.

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