Puy de Lumières

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

When the region's history is rewritten at night... The Puy de Lumières light show was born in our collective imagination. It is a chance for visitors to see the region's major landmarks come to life and to contemplate Le Puy-en-Velay with two different faces, in the daytime and at night.

Exceptional heritage enhanced by the Puy de Lumières show

Since summer 2017, Le Puy-en-Velay has been the scene of a light-filled revolution. A night-time spectacle for visitors, taking in the upper and lower town and featuring the Le Puy’s major landmarks: the Crozatier Museum, the Theatre, the Town Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe rock and Saint-Alexis Chapel.

Puy de Lumieres show

Saint-Alexis chapel

Puy de Lumières,
a unique light show

The town of Le Puy-en-Velay, with its unrivalled architectural heritage, has been shaped by volcanic activity. It is also the starting point for the Way of St James. In the daytime, Le Puy-en-Velay is the setting for some truly beautiful monuments, and when night falls they can be seen in a completely new light! A real treat for the pilgrims setting off the next day.

Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe rock and his chapel

Puy Theater

An incredible spectacle

Have you ever seen an erupting volcano? Or looked on at a dragon fight on slopes covered with red-hot larva? And what about a light-show on a mountain? The Puy de Lumières features 8 original and majestic sights.

The untamed River Loire is the setting for a double scene in 2018 with a light show on the Old Bridge and on the Brives-Charensac media library.

Every evening from 27 April to 30 September 2018, from dusk to midnight, this is a totally free spectacle to enjoy.

See the restaurants with the Puy de Lumières label 2018

Puy de Lumières by TER!

Go to Le Puy-en-Velay
by TER train!

On Saturdays, two or more people travelling together can get 40 % off fares with the TER illico SATURDAY DEAL. What’s more, children under 12 travel free! Offer valid for groups of 2 to 5 people. On Saturday, you can forget the car!

See the offer


– For two or more passengers travelling together
– Fares valid in all the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region
– Under 12s travel free with an adult (e.g.: 1 adult + 1 child = -40 % off for the adult, free for the child)
– Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded


The Old Bridge of Brives-Charensac

Puy de Lumières

The Monastier Brass Music Festival From 3 to 9 August Monastier

International hot-air balloon meeting

International hot-air balloon meeting Mid-November Le Puy-en-Velay