easing my way into eauze, france
A good part of this day is passed in the woods. Eauze, France is next on the agenda; and like the journey through previous towns to this point, one walks through pastoral regions but then uncharacteristically on paths into some thick forests.
Eauze is still in the Armagnac area. You are approximately 600 kilometers from Paris. The distance to St-Jean-Pied-de-Port, the last town, is quickly becoming shorter.
DAY 26 de Montréal à Eauze (peut-être 16km) sur Le Chemin de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle.
I repeat myself. But the route encourages that. Again I visited some small churchs on the Way, stopping at one where I ate lunch.
On the outskirts of Eauze, I was surprised to see a JELD-WEN plant. They make doors and windows. I bought French doors from them in Oregon. In fact the company headquarters is in Kalamath, Oregon. Or it used to be.
I discovered that they “employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and has manufacturing and distribution locations across the United States and in more than 20 countries.” And that includes Eauze, France.
A large cathedral rests inthe middle of town. I must confess that I was becoming a bit jaded after seeing so many churches. I tried to look at them differently. (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.)
I stayed in the Hôtel Henri IV. But I had some initial problems getting registered. It was such a hassle that I wanted to find another hotel. It offers rooms only by reservations, which I did, but they had no one on the premises to show me to my room when I arrived. A sign was on the gate that gave a phone number to call. I did call, but no one answered. Eventually I did get the room. The restaurant downstairs was closed because I had arrived on a Monday.