on Santiago de Compostela route
In Montpellier, rather than being guided by Tom Thumb’s pebbles, there are 300 bronze markers set the ground by the municipality to mark the Santiago de Compostela route. The city is a stop on the Santiago di Compostela trail. Since the beginning of the 11th century, Compostela, a village in Galicia, has been the supposed resting place of Santiago’s tomb.
There are four pilgrim trails to Galicia, the most southern, the Voie d’Arles, passes through Saint-Gilles and its abbey, the Abbey of Gellone and the Pont du Diable (the Devil’s Bridge).
The Santiago route is now travelled by believers and numerous hikers.