Although the tomb of the apostle St. James the Great is located in Spain, it was in France that the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela became most popular during the 11th and 12 centuries. Four main routes traverse the country before they merge in the Pyrenees to form the Camino Frances. This volume follows each of the pilgrim routes through France and introduces the architectural marvels that can be found along the way in such regions as Burgundy, Provence, Poitou, Perigord and Languedoc. The volume contains eight chapters, each introduced by an overview of the regions history and geography and superbly illustrated with color photographs. German text.