Word on a shell as seen by St-Jacques hikers in France

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The scallop shell is the recognised symbol of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and anyone going on the walk will see it on the posts marking the way, carvings in churches and homes, and actual shells fastened to backpacks or walking sticks.

In French, scallops are called coquilles Saint-Jacques, named after the Saint who is at the origin of one of the three most important pilgrimages for Christians, alongside ...

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