Yesterday I spent a few hours in Fribourg, before getting ready to continue onwards in the direction of Romont. I’ve become less and less a fan of cities as my Camino has progressed and I was glad to leave Fribourg, despite it being a beautifully quaint town/city.
“Fribourg” btw is the French version for the name and “Freiburg” is the German.
The town is at a crossroads between the German and French-speaking part of Switzerland and the street names are represented in the town in both languages:
I took a siesta on the outskirts of Fribourg and relaxed for over an hour on the grassy verge:
Der Jakobsweg in French:
From Fribourg the path divides into two and if you wish then you can take the alternate Camino route which goes via Payerne. I chose to remain on the main Camino path and headed towards Romont:
I made the journey in about 5 hours and when I reached Romont I was ready to drop.
Luckily for me there is an abbey just before you reach the centre of Romont, and within an hour of arrival I was cozied up in my sleeping bag and about to enjoy 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
The name of the abbey is: Abbaye de la Fille-Dieu.
As the only pilgrim present, I was invited into one of the back rooms and I had the whole place to myself:
In the morning I got the stamp in my Pilgrim Passport, which sits lovely next to the one I received from Fribourg cathedral:
This morning I woke up early and began the (quite unimpressive) walk to the town of Moudon. From here I will set off shortly and in the direction of the city of Lausanne, on Lake Geneva (Genfersee). The weather is cloudy and the countryside is a little boring now, so the going is tough. However, I am looking forward to again being back by the shores of a lake as I head in the direction of the Genfersee.