After a hearty breakfast with the other pilgrims, we set off through the medieval town, across the pilgrims bridge, and up the steep valley sides, ringing the chapel bell on the way, a tradition to signal that some pilgrims were leaving. Having climbed out of the valley, we continued past a church, a fortified town and a wayside chapel to look back at a panorama of the Aubrac plateau, from whence we had come. Pausing only to rest at a resting place, we crossed the open country side to the Volets Blus hostel in Decazeville. We dropped our packs off at the hostel, and then had a look at the local church. Dacazeville is a former mining town, created by Duke of Decazes in the 19th century, and which has now seen better days. However, it was the first real town we had seen for a long time, and the hostel offered our own room, and a real fire in the communal dining room, which was very welcome.
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