The “Accueil Pèlerin” was founded by Pilgrims and is now still operated by Pilgrims. It has the ambition to create an atmosphere were pilgrims can share their experiences and life-stories and can recover for the long journey ahead to Santiago de Compostela or Rome. One of the unique elements is the joint cooking and eating. Generally vegetarian meals are prepared with fresh ingredients from our own biological gardens. The large garden with scenic views and the yoga and meditation room given ample space to relax and in case of bad weather there is a large living room with fireplace to warm-up after a day of traveling. Camping is possible when required. At the Le Coeur du Chemin Dutch, French, German and English is spoken.
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WHAT DOES DONATIVO MEAN
The “Accueil Pèlerin” is operated on the donativo principle. Donativo means that every pilgrims contributes financially or otherwise according to their possibilities. This should make it possible for everybody to do a pilgrimage, independent of their background or situation is in life. Together we maintain and support affordable accommodation and food along the routes especially in the rural areas of France.
Every pilgrim (on foot, by bicycle or on horseback) with a pilgrims passport (Credential) is welcome
- There is always food available. Either ingredients, jointly cooked or prepared
- Everybody participates to their ability in the operation of the donativo
- We respect each-other and cherish diversity
- Reflection and silence are part of the experience
Minimizing impact on the environment
We aim to minimize the impact on the environment by minimal CO2 emission, re-use of water and use of natural fertilizers.
Previous owners have already insulated various parts of this farm from 1850 to the best possible. Heating is mainly with woodstoves and the laundry is dried in the open air.
We will collect as much as possible all rainwater and use it. There are already two old water wells on the property in which water is stored for the dry-season.
All our local driving we already do mainly on electric power.
There is a vegetable garden for our own organic fruit and vegetables. We also purchase from local farmers. Small packaging is avoided for less waste and the waste is carefully sorted.