Saint Martin de Tours: a great European figure, a Symbol of sharing
The theme was integrated into the Council of Europe programme in 2005 and the route is awarded certification as a “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” on 24 Septembre 2005 within the European Personages theme.
The route aims to follow the historical road of Saint Martin following the sites that are characterized as important stages of his life and are connected with some texts mentioned by his biographer Sulpice Severe. Along the route there are thousand of cathedrals, churches, places of memory, fountains that bear witnesses of Saint Martin all over the Europe. A pedestrian route is to be launched, comparable with the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim route, with interpretation of the European cultural heritage.
European Institute of Cultural Routes
Information source: The Council of Europe Cultural Routes brochure, 2005
Photo: Saint Martin's Nail