This site offers a detailed description of the ways through Switzerland (Via Jacobi), then of the two ways making it possible to reach Puy-en.-Velay (Via Lugdunum and Gebennensis) and then of Via Podiensis, which connects Puy-en-Velay to St Jean-Pied de Port/Roncevaux, at the Spanish border. This site covers most of the aspects of the travel (description of the stages, profiles, state of the ways, variations of altitude, and housing).
The Way of St James is easy to most people. It is neither a very difficult way nor a dangerous way. The motivation and the pleasure remain the fundamental fuels of this tour. Listening to yourself, is one of the basic principles. Each according to his own rhythm so that the pleasure remains the key of the travel! The pilgrims are not all expert walkers. The foot is the basic argument of the pilgrim. It is necessary to know how spare it and organize the stages consequently. The state of the ways met (roads, ways stony or not, dirt tracks or grassy), the slopes of the course, the duration of the stages, are all parameters to be known in the planning of the stages, not to go in front of sometimes unexpected surprises. Then, most information which you found in this site (ways, diagrams, made uneven, state of the ways, addresses and phone numbers of the residences) were gathered in one entitled book: “Compostelle, a step in front of the other”. And easy to put in a pocket of its rucksack! Deliver available on Amazon. This little book, written in French, is only reserved for the description of Via Podiensis, the most popular way of France.