Day 23, April 28
267 miles total
Altitude: 249 feet
Weather: rainy and cloudy 38-58F
Pilgrims, as did I, came to big cathedrals.
Abbey Church of Saint-Pierre was built in 12th century. I attended vespers service lead by four nuns who had the most amazing voices. Each note they sung suspended in the air as it echoed off the stone walls. The nuns wore the traditional white gown and vail having an etheral and fluid quality. They made the sigh of the cross and bowed with exaggerated yet graceful movements. They moved like dancers. Like opera sung in Italian, one did not need the knowledge of French to understand the beauty of the service.