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.