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Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: Middle Ages
Date of Inscription: 1997, 1999
Location: Europe, France, Regions of Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Bourgogne, Champagne-Ardenne
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Description: Throughout the Middle Ages countless thousands of pious pilgrims made Santiago de Compostela their goal, converging there from all over Europe. The inscribed group of important historical monuments marks out the four routes by which the pilgrims made their way to Spain passing through France. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  In 1998, several sites in France were added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites under the description: Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France. They are places related to the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Western Spain, a part of the Way of Saint James. Usually they are churches or hospitals. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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