12. 610 France (6/8)
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12. 610 France (6/8)

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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. This sixth part of a particularly winding itinerary follows the Seine, crosses Paris and then follows the course of the Marne.
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.

Description

These two successive crossings of France are not the most direct way to reach the Swiss border to the east of Luxeuil, only 110km away. But they do reflect the strong image of a strong-willed Columban who had left Ireland for good with no desire to return.

The sixth part (6/8) consists of 16 stages, each averaging 24km per day:

  1. St Wandrille - Duclair
  2. Duclair - Rouen
  3. Rouen - Pont-de-l'Arche
  4. Pont-de-l'Arche - Les Andelys
  5. Les Andelys - Vernon
  6. Vernon - Vetheuil
  7. Vetheuil - Jambville
  8. Jambville - Conflans-Sainte-Honorine
  9. Conflans-Sainte-Honorine - Bougival
  10. Bougival - Paris
  11. Paris - Bry-sur-Marne
  12. Bry-sur-Marne - Lagny-sur-Marne
  13. Lagny-sur-Marne - Meaux
  14. Meaux - Ussy-sur-Marne
  15. Ussy-sur-Marne - Nanteuil-sur-Marne
  16. Nanteuil-sur-Marne - Château-Thierry
  • Departure : 76490 Saint-Wandrille-Rançon
  • Arrival : 02400 Château-Thierry
  • Towns crossed : Hauts-de-France, Île-de-France, and Normandie

Access and parking

Saint-Wandrille-Rançon is accessible by bus.
Château-Thierry is accessible by bus and train.

Parking :

Luxeuil

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