Group : a day in Le Puy-en-Velay and Brioude

Day in Le Puy-en-Velay and Brioude Lunch included. Duration : a day

Description

Discovering Le Puy-en-Velay and Brioude.
Duration : a day
minimum 25 people

Your day :

morning : visit of Le Puy-en-Velay

10h00 : Your group will be welcomed by a guide from the Pays d'art et d'histoire,
departure for the pedestrian tour of the city of Le Puy-en-Velay. Visit of Notre Dame du Puy Cathedral, a masterpiece of Romanesque art (UNESCO’s World Heritage of Humanity) and walk around the old city.
During the visit, the guide will tell you about the main monuments of the city, the Corneille and Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe rocks, the Hôtel-Dieu classed UNESCO world heritage due to its position at the start of the Santiago de Compostela way. You will learn about the history of this pilgrimage city which is also crossing point of the GR 65, the Saint James, or Santiago de Compostela way to Spain.
The guide will also tell you the history of lacemaking and give you information on local products, the PDO (Protected designation of Origin) Le Puy green lentils and the famous Velay verbena liqueur.

A walk in the heart of a very old city.

12h30
Lunch in a restaurant (1/4 of wine and coffee included)

Afternoon : Brioude

après-midi : Brioude
15h00
Visit of Saint-Julien basilica
In the heart of Brioude, the Saint-Julien Basilica testifies to a prestigious past. This monument built in the Romanesque era on the tomb of Saint Julien replaced the successive churches built on the site of the fourth century martyrium. Brioude is one of the main centers of pilgrimage of Gaul. To the extent that in the ninth century, the Dukes of Aquitaine established their capital there and that William the Pious, founder of Cluny, was buried in the church.
In 2008, 37 stained glass windows were made by the artist Kim in Joong, a Dominican monk of Korean origin, and the Loire workshop of Chartres.

16h00 Choose between :
• The visit of the 2020 exhibition in Le Doyenné.
• The Lace Museum "Hôtel de la dentelle" : it is an exhibition centre, a place of creation and display of the art of lace.


17h00/17h30
End of the day

NB : From June to September (with the exhibition).
All year round, for the visit of Le Puy and Brioude (without the exhibition).

Languages spoken

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch

Prices

Price :
from 46 € per person
minimum 25 people.

Included in the price
Included : - Pedestrian tour of Le Puy with a guide for the visit of the cathedral and the old town. - Lunch with 1/4 of wine and coffee. - Visit of the basilica in Brioude with a guide - either the exhibition or the lace museum - Free for the bus driver

Not included
Not included : - Transport. - Personal expenses.

Modes de paiement

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer

Opening

From 01/04 to 01/10.
Be careful with the openings of the event exhibition.