Visiting Chartres is always a joy. I’ve come here many times over the years, and every visit has its own unique flavour. This time we arrived as two women celebrating friendship and milestone birthdays. We’ve visited the cathedral and walked the picturesque medieval streets, eaten crepes, and strolled through the markets. This afternoon we walked out of town along the River Eure to explore a bit more of the Chemin de St. Jacques pilgrimage route and visit the modern statue of St. Jacques who stands across from the Camino milestone: only 1624 km to Compostela!