Chemin Walter Benjamin, Ruta Walter Benjamin

The path Walter Benjamin walked over the Pyrenee mountains from France to Spain to try to get to Lisbon and catch a boat to the U.S. in 1940, only to have a Spanish guard say he would be sent back to Nazi-occupied France because he lacked a French exit stamp in his passport.

The route has now been made into a hiking path you can follow, marked by painted arrows and piles of stones.

There’s a small spring, the Font del Bana, with a sign saying this is where Mr. Benjamin’s group took their first long rest.

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