Day 10 – Figeac

Never thought 15 miles would be an easy day, but it was. Fewer hills than usual and heat was workable.

I had a great homemade Italian/French dinner at our gite last night. Met several new pilgrims and saw old faces again. It’s fun to get to know people.

Tomorrow is a rest day. Yeah! I reserved a 3-star hotel for two days. White towels. Nice bed. What a joy. This town is a bit larger so I found a laundromat to wash all my clothes. I’m a new man!

Bill, how much does this hike cost to do?

If you’re willing to stay in dorm style room, it will cost $20-30 a night. That usually includes breakfast. Add $10 for the group dinner. If you spend another $10 on lunch, and $10 on beer and a snack, you’re looking at $50-60 a day. With two people you can share a private room for about the same.

I need my own single room. That usually adds about $20 a night. In the bigger towns you can splurge on a better place. That will add another $20-30.

This won’t be luxurious, but it’s affordable and you get to interact with a lot of people. Hard to vacation in the US for that little unless you camp. (You could camp here to, if that’s your thing.)

I’m not sure how much it costs to have a service deliver your bags to your hotel each day, but I’d guess $10-15.

Dessert time. Lemoncello in Chocolate Mousse. Heaven.
Every day seems to start with a climb out of town, then levels out with views of the countryside.
First sign of drought. A small lake almost empty. All the ground you see should be water.
The trail takes you by many churches. I always stop and say a prayer for my prayer subject for the day. This church in Montredon.
And this cute little church in Saint Felix.
Tour de France must have come by here recently.
Ah, a comfy bed. Most beautiful thing I’ve seen all day!

3 thoughts on “Day 10 – Figeac

  1. Enjoy your rest day Bill. I’m really enjoying your updates, the photos are wonderful! What an amazing experience you are having.

  2. Great job capturing the light in the church pictures. As a traditionalist, I love seeing the original altars preserved. They were torn down in many churches after Vatican II (late 1960’s).

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