The Via Podiensis, leaving from Le Puy-en-Velay, is one of the 4 main routes leading to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. This is the stage between Saint-Alban and Aumont-Aubrac.

The town of Aumont-Aubrac developed on the Via Agrippa and around the 11th century priory. On the way to Nasbinals, this is the most “populous” stage between Le Puy-en-Velay and Conques. Aumont-Aubrac is famous for its cattle market and as the gateway for pilgrims to the vast Aubrac plateau. It is known as a rough, cold and isolated spot.

The Aubrac plateau consists of vast cattle-grazing lands divided by low stone walls. In season, the herds leave the valley to go up to the pastureland. Today the Aubrac plateau belongs to cattle, to cows and to the famous Aubrac breed. There are some 50,000 cows in the 109 communes…

Credit – Aumont Tourist Office


The villages are a treat for hikers in Aubrac, including La Chaze de Peyre, the crossroads for a large number of signposted trails through pine forests and green pastures. You will also go through Malbouzon, a former priorship depending on Sainte Foy de Conques, with the remains of a 12th century church. To enjoy a refreshing break before Nasbinals, pay a quick visit to the Deroc waterfall and Lake Salhiens…

Credit – Aumont Tourist Office