Group : stay 4 days / 3 nights

Stay : 4 days/3 nights : Discover the Pays du Velay

Description

Stay : 4 days/3 nights : Discover the Pays du Velay

DAY 1 : Explore Le Puy-en-Velay

After lunch : arrival in Le Puy-en-Velay
• 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.

• Arrival and installation in your hotel and dinner.

Le Puy by night :
Departure from your hotel with the small tourist train.
The train driver will give you some explanations about the Puy des Lumières show during the tour (duration : about 1h30)
In 2019, the Puy des Lumières show will take place in May and June : on Fridays and Saturdays as well as on 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 30 May and 9, 10 and 30 June and then every night from July 1 to September 29, 2019.

DAY 2 AND 3 :

Choose two day trips among the following list :
:
• In the footsteps of Santiago de Compostela.
• A fortress and an abbey, visit to the fortress of Polignac and La Chaise-Dieu.
• Explore other parts of the Haute-Loire : La Chaise-Dieu, Lavaudieu and Brioude.
• Discover the Emblavez region.
• Follow the trace of General Marquis de La Fayette around Chavaniac Lafayette.
• The river Loire springs, along the wild Loire.
• Become a pupil again in the old school museum in Le Monastier and visit the castle of Bouzols.
• In the Land of the Righteous, History and memory on the Vivarais-Lignon plateau.
• From the ancient Roman village to the medieval village, Saint-Paulien and Allègre.
• Craponne-sur-Arzon area.

Dinner and night at your hotel.

Evening :
• Day 2 or 3. At dusk : "Puy de Lumières" show, 7 major sites of the city are the natural screen of luminous scenography.
It will complete the visit you did with the tourist train the day before.

DAY 4 :

Morning : continue exploring the town of Le Puy-en-Velay and visit of one of the monuments below :
• The Corneille rock and the monumental statue Notre-Dame de France.
• The rock Saint-Michel in Aiguilhe, its chapel and its new museography.
• Cloister of the cathedral and its "gold and embroidery" exhibition.
• Camino, museum on the Way of Santiago de Compostela.
• Hôtel-Dieu and its art and heritage area.
• Lacemaking learning centre.
• National Lacemaking Conservatory.
• Crozatier Museum.

After the visit of the monument of your choice, enjoy our local products :
• Tasting and presentation of the products of the Pagès Distillery, famous for its "Verveine du Velay", verbena liqueur.
• Le Puy Green lentils PDO, video and presentation of green lentils at the shop of Sabarot.

• Lunch in a restaurant of the city.

Afternoon :
• Return to your area.

Multiledia

Languages spoken

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch

Location

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Prices

Price for the stay :
from 385 € per person, all included
(minimum 25 people).

Included in the price
Included : - 3 nights half board in a hotel ***, in a double room. - 3 meals with wine and coffee included. - A guide for 3 days. - Entrance fees for the chosen monuments. - Tour with the tourist train. - The Puy de Lumières night show. - Organisation and booking of the different activities. - Tourist tax. - Tourist documentation.

Not included
Not included : - Additional price for a single room. - Transport. - Personal expenses.

Opening

From 01/05 to 30/09/2019.