This city is famous for the start point of the pilgrimage and registered in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are two rocks in the city and a statue of Maria and a chapel on each rock. Although we find some narrow roads on the way to the rocks, we can also discover the medieval view. But it is so fatigue that it is better to prepare the hiking shoes for the visit. In addition, the lace knitting and the lentil are the special product in the city.
①Le Puy en Velay station
Gare de Le Puy en Velay
★Go to Charles Dupuy Avenue in front of the station. When you arrive at the end, turn left to go to Maréchal Fayolle Boulevard. Then, turn right to go to Crozatier St. When you arrive at the end, turn right and go up the hill. Turn left when you find a church and turn left at the branch road. Turn right at the end. When you find a souvenir shop, turn left and go to the street. It takes 30 minutes by walk.
②Cathedral of Le Puy en Velay
Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro
Opening hour: 6 h 30 am- 7 pm
③Cloître de la Cathédrale du Puy-en-Velay
Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 6 euros
Opening hour: 9 h 30 am- 12 h 15 / 2 pm – 5 pm (9 h 30 am – 6 pm between Mai and September)
Close: Monday, 1/1, 5/1, 11/1, 11/11, 12/25
Time required: 40 min / Admission fee: 4 euros
Opening hour: 9 am- 6 pm
Close: national holidays, 1/31
★Go to Saint-Mayol St and turn left at the forked road. Then, turn left at another forked road. When you arrive at the cathedral, the next destination is at the stairs of the cathedral.
⑤Old City Hospital
Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 0 euro
Opening hour: 10 am- 12 h 30 / 2 pm – 6 pm
Close: national holidays, Monday
★Go down the street in front of the cathedral and turn right to go to Ancien Four Poisson St. Then, turn right at Saint-Maurice Square and turn left. When you arrive at a forked road, go down Montée Gouteyron and go straight. It takes 20 minutes.
⑥Saint Claire Chapel
Chapelle Saint Claire
Time required: 10 min / Admission fee: 0 euro
★Continue to walk on the street by the end.
Time required: 40 min / Admission fee: 5 euros
Opening hour: 9 am- 5 h 30 pm (until 7 h 30 pm in summer / 2 pm – 5 pm in winter)
Close: 1/1, 12/25
★Go back to the street of the cathedral with the same route. Go down Tables St and turn left to go straight Raphaël St as far as Plot Square. Then, go to Saint-Pierre St and turn right at Martouret Square to go to Porte Aiguière St. When you go out from the street, you are at Breuil Square and go straight. It takes 40 minutes by walk.
Time required: 90 min / Admission fee: 6 euros
Opening hour: 11 am- 6 pm
★Go to Maréchal Fayolle Boulevard and go back to the station with the same route. It takes 20 minutes by walk.
Le Puy en Velay station