Guide Books to the Via Francigena

New! In English
Booklet of Accommodation and Services (Pilgrims on the Via Francigena) edition 2020 (published by the Fédération Française de la Via Francigena in partnership with the CPR).

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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Via Francigena Pilgrim Trail – Canterbury to the Great St Bernard Pass, Alison Raju, Cicerone 2011
This is the only guidebook in English to the Via Francigena exclusively for walkers. Published in two pocket-sized volumes, Part I covers the route through Britain, France and Switzerland to the Great St Bernard Pass. It contains route-finding instructions, information on accommodation and services, places of historical, architectural and other interest along the way, and an introduction with information on the history and development of pilgrimage to Rome.

Via Francigena Pilgrim Trail – The Great St Bernard Pass to Rome, Alison Raju, Cicerone 2014
The second volume follows the same useful format as the first. The route descends from the Great St Bernard Pass and continues through the historic cities and villages of north Italy across the Po Valley and into Tuscany and Lazio to reach the Eternal City.

Lightfoot Guides to the Via Francigena, Paul Chinn & Babette Gallard, Pilgrimage Publications
These three 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 Besançon, Volume Two from Besançon to Vercelli and Volume Three from Vercelli 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.