Varzy to Avallon

Walking in France: On the way to Corvol l’Orgueilleux

On the way to Corvol l’Orgueilleux

From Varzy we continued our tour of the Burgundian wheat fields, arriving at Clamecy on the Canal du Nivernais in time for the grand final of the World Cup of football, which France won.

The celebrations that followed were a sight to behold and we joined in with enthusiasm.

Walking in France: Close to Vézelay

Close to Vézelay


After that we only had one more day of reverse pilgrimage before we got to Vézelay itself, but the odour of sanctity about the place was not to our liking, so we descended to the village of St-Père, where there was a camping ground, a bar and a restaurant, all excellent.

The following day we tried to be cleverer than the marked track and paid in blood and suffering for our presumption. However the day ended, as usual, with all the comforts.


There was a little discontinuity after that, as we took a train and bus from Avallon to Tonnerre, on the Canal de Bourgogne.

We did this so that we could finish our walk along the canal, most of which we had done in previous years.

Our route for this section

Day 26: Varzy to Clamecy

Day 27: Clamecy to Vézelay (St-Père)

Day 28: Vézelay (St-Père) to Avallon

Travel day: Avallon to Tonnerre