Attached is a Michelin map with the towns I planned to stay in highlighted. The conditions I met on the ground required me to stay in other places along the way.
In France I stayed in hotels and B&B’s, which was expensive. I later met a dutch fellow, Jean Pierre, who told me that when he traversed France he stayed in the Salle de Fetes of many of the small villages he passed through. In Vercelli I picked up a list of religious organizations that hosted pilgrims, and much preferred to stay in them over hotels because they were less expensive, and there was usually good company.
There were usually not other folks staying there who were walking. Out of two months, there were maybe six when there were others who were staying at the same place and going the same way. In the sign-in books there was usually a half-week between visitors at the hospitaleros.
Tarver on Via Francigena in retrosp… Pat Desmond on Via Francigena in retrosp… Tarver on Pontarlier-Laussanne- Vevey buddhistartnews on Pontarlier-Laussanne- Vevey aunt Edie on VF map