Bordeaux Pilgrim

In a.d. 333/4 a man traveled from Bordeaux in Gaul to Jerusalem and back to Milan. He recorded his route and described the memorial sites which were shown to him in the Holy Land. He also described his stopping-places in Northern Italy, in the Balkan peninsula, in Constantinople, in Asia Minor, and in Syria. Most of his itinerary is concerned with the stages on the way, and his descriptions give little information, although he does tell of the buildings which Constantine and his family gave to the holy places. This firsthand source is the earliest record of a Western pilgrimage to the Holy Land.