If you plan to walk through France, this slim booklet (weighing only 70g) is a vital companion. It lists for the entire length of the VF in France up-to-the-minute information: all accommodation for every budget, cafés, restaurants, food shops (and their days and times of opening), and details of every Mairie (town hall) and Tourist Office, as well as the total of kilometres between them.
It proves once and for all that France is not a desert without accommodation or food.
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Walking the Via Francigena Pilgrim Route, Part 1, 2 and 3. Sandy Brown, Cicerone.
These three volumes, published between 2021 and 2023, are the official guidebooks of the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome. As such, they follow the official route as designated by the European Association of the Vie Francigene. This guidebook can be used by pilgrims travelling on both foot and by bike. All three guides include background information on the sections of the route, gpx tracks, accommodation and amenities for each stage.
Lightfoot Guides to the Via Francigena, Paul Chinn & Babette Gallard, Pilgrimage Publications
These two volumes are anything but light but they provide a detailed multi-part guide in English for walkers, cyclists and horse riders along the entire route from Canterbury to Rome. Volume One covers the route from Canterbury to the Great Saint Bernard Pass and Volume Two from The Great Saint Bernard Pass to Rome. All three volumes include maps, elevation details, accommodation lists, GPS waypoints and practical facilities such as doctors/vets, internet cafes and Tourist Offices. It is available from Pilgrim Publications in print or ebooks.