Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of by David Downie

By David Downie

Pushed through interest, wanderlust, and wellbeing and fitness crises David Downie and his spouse set out from Paris to stroll throughout France to the Pyrenees. beginning at the Rue Saint-Jacques then hiking 750 miles south to Roncesvalles, Spain, their eccentric direction takes seventy two days on Roman roads and pilgrimage paths a 1,100-year-old community of trails resulting in the sanctuary of Saint James the higher. it's best often called El Camino de Santiago de Compostela the best way for brief. the item of any pilgrimage is an inward trip manifested in an extended, reflective stroll. For Downie, the inward trip met the outer one: a mix of self-discovery and actual regeneration. greater than 200,000 pilgrims take the hugely commercialized Spanish path every year, yet few pass France. Downie had a objective: to move from Paris to the Pyrenees on age-old trails, making the pilgrimage in his personal maverick means. 32 pages of colour images by means of Alison Harris.

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Que la verite colore le civisme et le courage; que nous ayons encore l'espoir de sauver la Republique, et de ramener a un centre commun ceux qui se sont un moment laisse egarer par leurs passions. Citoyens, nous n'avons pas un instant a perdre. L'Europe entiere pousse fortement la conspiration. Vous voyez que ceux−la qui ont preche plus perseveramment la necessite du recrutement qui s'opere enfin pour le salut de la Republique; que ceux qui ont demande le tribunal revolutionnaire; que ceux qui ont provoque l'envoi des commissaires dans les departements pour y souffler l'esprit public, sont presentes presque comme des conspirateurs.

Oui, sans doute, j'aime Delacroix; on l'inculpe parce qu'il a eu le bon esprit de ne pas partager, je le dis franchement, je le tiens de XIX. SUR LA TRAHISON DE DUMOURIEZ ET LA MISSION EN BELGIQUE 39 Discours civiques de Danton lui, parce qu'il n'a pas voulu partager les vues et les projets de ceux qui ont cherche a sauver le tyran. ) Quelques voix s'elevent pour demander que Danton soit rappele a l'ordre. —Oui, c'est vrai, on a conspire chez Roland, et je connais le nom des conspirateurs. —C'est Barbaroux, c'est Brissot, c'est Guadet.

Le peuple, il faut le dire, ne sait plus ou reposer sa confiance; faites donc que l'on sache si vous etes un compose de deux partis, une assemblee d'hommes travailles de soupcons respectifs, ou si vous tendez tous au salut de la patrie. Voulez−vous la reunion? Concourez d'un commun accord aux mesures severes et fermes que reclame le peuple indigne des trahisons dont il a ete si longtemps victime. Instruisez, armez les citoyens; ce n'est pas assez d'avoir des armees aux frontieres, il faut au sein de la Republique une colonne centrale qui fasse front aux ennemis du dedans, pour reporter ensuite la guerre au dehors.

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