Shaped by water and fire, the city of Puy-en-Velay is sculpted by surprising natural settings where man has erected exceptional monuments. A thousand-year-old city crossed by pilgrims since the XNUMXth century, which today still draws its richness from these witnesses of the past. It is now sublimated by live or digital scenographies which have the art of telling its story.

Le Puy-en-Velay, visits to reach the sky

Enjoy a weekend, city break in Le Puy-en-Velay, in Auvergne, in Haute-Loire, rock, notre dame, cathedral


Climb to the top of a volcano chimney

Between vertigo and serenity, you feel a very special emotion when you arrive at the top of this rock mastodon. Then we immerse ourselves in the intimacy of the Romanesque chapel bathed in the soft colors of its stained glass windows and frescoes.

Chapel of Saint-Michel-d'Aiguilhe in Le Puy-en-Velay

The crowd contemplates the Notre-Dame-du-Puy cathedral illuminated by the Puy en Lumières


Feel the wings grow at Notre Dame de France Cathedral

Climb the rue des Tables then climb the 134 steps which bring you under the porch: a great deal of effort… But we promise you that on arrival, you will get an astonishing panorama enshrined by the Romanesque columns of the Cathedral.

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Heritage know-how, in Haute-Loire, in Auvergne, Satute Notre Dame de France


Have your head in the stars in the statue of the Virgin

Erected on the Rocher Corneille, the monumental statue towers over the city, from the top of its 22 m for 835 tons. From the esplanade, you can rise even higher thanks to an internal staircase. Up there, only one small head has the privilege of rising to the crown.

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On the way to Santiago de Compostela

Originality: the entrance to the cathedral is directly in the heart of the nave and the exits by the porches of For or Saint-Jean.

Make the Santiago de Compostela, it's to do at least once in your life! the GR®65 from Le Puy, known as the "Via Podiensis" is one of the most famous routes on the way to Compostela. This millennial route is so legendary that it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Shows that will dazzle you

live performance

The King of the Bird
Unquestionably the greatest Renaissance event in France.
Flashback to the 16th century, this Renaissance Arts Festival brings old times back to life: food, shows, camps, crafts, archery competitions. It's a festive whirlwind to the sound of drums and bagpipes resounding in the streets bathed in the bustle of the costumed crowd.

digital show

To prolong these digital emotions, we go to the Hotel des Lumières which immerses us in scenographies at the cutting edge of the latest technologies. In the evening, at nightfall, it is the apotheosis of lights in the city with the Puy de Lumières show projected on the emblematic monuments of the city.

Immersive and interactive show

Not far from the cathedral, we enter a digital chapel with a retrofuturistic decor to board an aircraft for a fascinating odyssey with the Land of Giants show.

Airs of Dolce Vita in the heart of Auvergne, for a gourmet break

The facades colored in yellow and ocher give the city a real air of Italy. We are like transported to a city in Tuscany. When aperitif time strikes, the terraces come alive with people and invite you to sip a vellave mojito. At dinner time, we go to a restaurant to taste a plate from the market, because “the place to be” for any self-respecting ponot, is the weekly Saturday morning market whose stalls take over the city. We leave with a basket full of local products: artisous cheeses, green lentils from Le Puy, local charcuterie....

The most beautiful terraces for a drink

Restaurants in Le Puy-en-Velay

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