The Compostela routes have been becoming more and more popular over the past few years and you might run into a real “Jacquet”, or walkers looking to enjoy the great outdoors. On foot, by bicycle or with a donkey, the “Chemin des Abbayes” is 35 km long and takes you through the French departments of the Jura (39) and Côte d’Or (21). The trail is marked with plastic signs featuring a yellow shell on a blue background (sometimes affixed to a white plastic base).
Make sure you get your “pilgrim’s credential” before you arrive in Saint-Jean-de-Losne because you won’t be able to get one in Cluny. You can order one from the website “Les Chemins Vers Compostelle”. Stop by the Saint-Jean-de-Losne Tourist Information Centre (2 Rue de la Liberté) to get your credential stamped. This stamp validates your step of the trail and is essential if you want to receive the “Compostella”, the official document that certifies you have completed the pilgrimage.