Leaving from Le Puy-en-Velay 240 km of trails await you along the Regordane Way as far as Saint-Gilles-du-Gard. This was a route for merchants and mule-drivers. The GR700 footpath was also a pilgrims' trail leading them to Le Puy-en-Velay and the Black Virgin.

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Le Puy-en-Velay, starting point for the Regordane Way

Le Puy-en-Velay really is the meeting point for a large number of major hiking trails, as well as marking the start of the legendary Way of St Jacques. It attracts hikers from all over the world.

The famous Via Podiensis is taken by large numbers of pilgrims each year. The Regordane Way, too, leads up to the high volcanic plateaus of Le Puy-en-Velay. A journey along the Way of Regordane takes in 3 departments: Haute-Loire, Lozère and Gard – and all three are a paradise for hikers.

In the land of volcanoes, in Gévaudan, between Cévennes and the Mediterranean Sea, the Regordane Way is a thousand-year-old trail for pilgrimage and encounters. You can admire the landscapes, explore the local history and enjoy a wonderful hiking experience.

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The IGN (Institut National de l’information géographique) map, description of the route, a list of available accommodation, restaurants, and a wide range of practical services, introduction to the landmarks and landscapes and a topographic guide. A light and easy map to carry in your bag, and the essential guide for perfect peace of mind!

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Linking UNESCO-listed monuments

The Regordane Way links a large number of monuments listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. As part of the Way of St James, Le Puy-en-Velay Cathedral is a jewel of Romanesque art and the starting point for the Regordane Way.

On this trail, you will see some of the “most beautiful villages in France”, while not forgetting, close by, the Arena of Nîmes and Saint-Gilles abbey church.

The Regordane Way is an infinite source of emotions…

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