Le Puy-en-Velay in France, from Europe region, is best know for Historic Sites. Discover best things to do in Le Puy-en-Velay with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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4.5 based on 526 reviews
We visited on a day early in September and there were few people around. We parked in the town and walked out, approx. 15 mins to the base of the rock with some amazing photo opportunities. The climb is not difficult - plenty of places to rest on the way, but watch out for countless small lizards on your path if the weather is warm and sunny! A delightful holy place to experience.
4.5 based on 693 reviews
Beautifully maintained and much loved. The locals were always there. We were made very welcome. The steps were rather tortuous but it was well worthwhile.
4.5 based on 462 reviews
We left to do the walk early as it was rather hot. The steps were easier than it had looked. My husband actually walked to the top of the statue and said the view was outstanding, albeit I thought from the tops viewing platform it was fantastic. Plenty of handrails and easy stages.
4.5 based on 207 reviews
The Cathedral was built between the end of the 11th and the end of the 12th century to accommodate the influx of pilgrims who frequented this famous site. The 11th and 12th century Romanesque cloister adjoins the Cathedral, which was restored from 1994 to 1999. It is remarkable for its capitals and the polychromy of its arches. The tour continues in the mâchicoulis building which houses the collection of religious art (13th to 18th century). Designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open: > 20th May to 22nd September: from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (open from noon to 2 p.m. in July and August). > 23rd September to 19th May: from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
Take time to stroll, loo down alleyways, look up at the roof line. Take note of the evidence of old architecture, archways and doors long since bricked up. The place oozes history. It's a gem
4.5 based on 52 reviews
El Camion is a must for those setting off on either the St Compostela walk or the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail. An inspirational visit with well selected lines to motivate those who will derive personal uplift from the gruelling walks. The personnel are welcoming and in particular François who is doing a fine job on reception.
4 based on 37 reviews
When we drove into town this Shrine is the first thing we saw. You can't miss it from several different vantage points in the town. Unfortunately, because of the weather we did not climb inside but on a more favorable day it would be worth climbing just for the views at the top.
4 based on 21 reviews
4 based on 19 reviews
s'il n'existait pas,cet art populaire aurait sans doute disparu avec le dernier couvige ,réunion sur les placettes au coin des rues,chaque quartier de la ville haute avait le sien,on y papotait toute en agitant fuseaux et aiguilles sur le carreau...
savoir faire et outillage sont dans ce lieu préservés
de véritables oeuvres d'art nés de mains agiles sont à admirer et acheter
4.5 based on 9 reviews
Having done the Camino in Spain we were interested in its origins and routes from France and this is an important part of that story. We found Le Puy en Velais a wonderful place to visit and this chapelle like the other historical places linked to the Camino made it all worthwhile.
3.5 based on 32 reviews
Pagès shop and small museum. Sale of Verveine du Velay, liquors and aperitives, and regional products. Free tasting !
It's like a distillery museum, and has many products that you can only find there. Green Verveine liquor is the one i liked a lot. No english speaking people on site, but really helpful. Creme de chataigne is very nice, one part creme 2 parts wine and a nice chestnut flavored wine..cheers! Prices could have been better
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