1st Camino Starting From Nice

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  1. Bill Stewart

    Bill Stewart New Member

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    Hi I will be starting May 12 and I was thinking of starting from Nice. Through Cannes, Aix en Provence etc.
    Has anyone done this? Can you compare this route to St Puy at this time of year - weather/lodging etc
    thanks, I'm a newbie
     
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    Bill, I cannot comment regarding starting a camino from Nice, but during our 2015 camino frances, my wife and I met several pilgrims that started long before St Jean Pied de Port. We met two women that began their camino from Geneva, Switzerland. We met two middle age men from France (Jean Philippe the farmer, and Philippe ex-military) and both of them began their camino in northwestern France. Then we met a wonderful woman "Christine" who began her camino in central France. In each of these cases, SJPDP was only the halfway point of their camino. We asked them how the camino infrastructure in France compares to Spain. Their answers were very consistent - the camino trail in France is not as well waymarked, there are not as many places to stay, and the expense for albergues / hostels and meals was more expensive compared to the camino in Spain. That said, each said they had a wonderful experience hiking through France. Good luck on your camino. Bob
     
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