LA COQUILLE – SORGES
Since Châlus, I was in the region of Périgord, a district divided into four areas, each identified with the four colors white, black, red and green. The part I was walking through was the Périgord verd (green) because of its abundant vegetation.
For lunch I stopped in Thivier. Jean-Paul-Sartre lived in this town until he was six years old. He had only bad memories about this place. He described his experience in his book “Les Mots” (the words).
In Thivier, I had to make a decision – either choose the shorter route to Sorges on the Road Napoleon, a straight road Napoleon ordered to be built for the military, or walk the traditional route, which is longer and nicer. I decided to walk the traditional way. Although I was exhausted at the end of the day – having walked 21 miles – I did not regret it.
When I arrived at the refuge in Sorges, Eddy and Rohan were already there. They took the Route Napoleon. Anna-Marie, a volunteer from Paris, managed the refuge. She cooked a delicious meal for us. The Andalusian Paella was especially delicious.
The church was also a special treat. Modern light installations and excellent renovation techniques made it to a very special place.