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Le Puy by night

Le Puy by night

You'll be amazed! Open your eyes and your ears - and journey far away during the new Puy de Lumières light show!

Saint James Way your own way

Saint James Way your own way

Le Puy-en-Velay is the European capital on the Way of St James, with each year numerous pilgrims going up the steps of the Cathedral and setting out on the famous GR65 trail.

A change of scenery

A change of scenery

Coming to Le Puy-en-Velay means visiting a preserved 35-hectare region. The Cathedral and Town Hall area is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site as part of the Way of St James. Come and enjoy a weekend just an hour and a half away from Lyon and Clermont-Ferrand.

Relive French history

Relive French history

Velay is a land of contrasts with a rich history. It is a region of wide-open spaces and vast horizons, where the human adventure has left behind a large number of modest or magnificent, but always moving landmarks.

Attention to detail

Attention to detail

The history of Le Puy-en-Velay has also been written in lace... The special workmanship and sound produced by the threads intertwining on the bobbin lace pillow. Puy lace is an ancestral skill that is still in the spirit of the times.

Atmosphere and sense of place

Atmosphere and sense of place

For centuries, Velay has been a land of faith and spirituality. In the 5th century, a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary was built at the summit of Mont Anis.

Hit the beach

Hit the beach

We all love this moment! When you load up the car boot ready to work on your tan and you put everything carefully in your beach bag: a towel, suncream, a swimsuit. You turn on the ignition and you're off to the beaches of Velay.

Reach the top

Reach the top

Velay is a land of hiking trails with both steep slopes and mountains to climb. You get your breath back, don't forget your walking staff and we set off to go up in the world. Come on, today we are going to take on a summit!

See the world in a day

See the world in a day

It's worth pulling on your walking shoes in the Velay region to get a good look at some exceptional landscapes. Velay is an invitation on a journey just a few miles away!

Living to the beat of the seasons

Living to the beat of the seasons

The sun is out, everyone is wearing shorts, the days are getting longer and after the evening barbecue with a glass of rosé at 7 o'clock comes the question... "What about a concert?" OK! Le Puy-en-Velay is a land of festivals with dancing and emotions for thousands of spectators each summer.

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Le Puy-en-Velay 2days / 1nights All year round.

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Le Puy-en-Velay 2days / 1nights From 03/05 to 30/06/2019, every Friday and Saturday. From 01/07 to 29/09/2019.

Every day

Le pass culture et loisirs

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The highlights

Puy de Lumières

Puy de Lumières

From 3 May to 29 September Le Puy-en-Velay

International hot-air balloon meeting

International hot-air balloon meeting

Mid-November Le Puy-en-Velay

Roi de L’Oiseau Renaissance Festival

Roi de L’Oiseau Renaissance Festival

From 18 to 22 September 2019 Le Puy-en-Velay

Celtic Festival in Gévaudan

Celtic Festival in Gévaudan

From 9 to 11 August 2018 Saugues

La Chaise-Dieu Music Festival

La Chaise-Dieu Music Festival

From 22 August to 1 September 2019 La Chaise-Dieu

The Green Escape Festival in Craponne

The Green Escape Festival in Craponne

From 26 to 28 July 2019 Craponne

Le Puy 15 km

Le Puy 15 km

1st May Le Puy-en-Velay

The St James Nights

The St James Nights

From 11 to 13 July 2019 Le Puy-en-Velay

Interfolk

Interfolk

From 15 to 21 July Le Puy-en-Velay

St James Grand Trail

St James Grand Trail

8 June 2019 Le Puy-en-Velay

Basalt Nights

Basalt Nights

From 24 to 27 July 2019 Le Puy-en-Velay

The Monastier Brass Music Festival

The Monastier Brass Music Festival

From 3 to 9 August Monastier

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Welcome to Velay! Le Puy-en-Velay and the region await you for an unforgettable stay right at the heart of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region. Wide-open spaces, wellness and activities on offer in a preserved environment. So breathe in the fresh air and enjoy Velay!

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