Via Francigena – Part 1: Canterbury to Lausanne

Canterbury to Lausanne

55 stages, 1100km, beginning in the UK and ending on the shores of Lake Geneva

February 2023 Release Date

In 990 AD, Archbishop Sigeric of Canterbury journeyed to Rome along what is today called the Via Francigena. Book 1 of the Francigena series, scheduled for release in February 2023, chronicles the first 55 stages of the modern journey.

Beginning in Canterbury, Kent, UK, pilgrims walk to Dover, then cross the English Channel on the Calais ferry. From there, pilgrims walk or bike through the French regions of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardie, Champagne-Ardenne, and Franche-Comte. Pilgrims enter Switzerland in the French-speaking region of Vaud before finishing at Lausanne on Lake Geneva. From there pilgrims can use Part 2 to continue to Lucca and Part 3 to finish in Rome.

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