Things to see and do - Le Puy-en-Velay
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Le Puy-en-Velay’s setting is unforgettable. From a fertile plain enormous spikes of volcanic origin rise up, sometimes crowned by a chapel – Saint-Michel-d’Aiguilhe on the top of the Saint-Michel rock is delightful –, sometimes by a monumental statue. The cathédrale Notre-Dame, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is almost oriental in style and houses a black Virgin that is still venerated today. The Saturday market provides an insight into life in the old town.
Tourist attractions Le Puy-en-Velay : Things to see and do
F - 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
Le Puy-en-Velay makes for an extraordinary sight. The town is hemmed in by hillocks, with the Rocher Saint-Michel-d'Aiguilhe crowned by a Romanesque chapel, its Rocher Corneille, with a monumental Virgin Mary on top, and its no less strange Notre Dam..
pl. du For F - 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
The episcopal city is reached from the Place de Tables via rue des Tables, the latter's flights of steps lined by old houses. A majestic staircase and the multicoloured lava-stone façade of the cathedral lie ahead, opening onto a well-preserved distr..
r. des Tables F - 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
A Unesco World Heritage Site, this marvellous Romanesque-style building owes its originality to the influence of the East: inside, the nave is covered by a series of domes. The cathedral is an exceptional place, appearing to defy the laws of gravity ..
Hotels Le Puy-en-Velay
47, bd du Maréchal Fayolle F - 43000 LE PUY EN VELAY
Prix Prices from : 95 €
Breakfast included in all rates! Located in the heart of the city center (shops, theater and cinema), close to historical monuments and the start of the Camino de Santiago, 219 yards (200m) from the SNCF train station, 5 minutes from the main highway..
52, faubourg Saint-Jean. F - 43000 Le PUY EN VELAY
29, rue des Capucins F - 43000 Le Puy en Velay
Located in the town of Le Puy-en-Velay, this hotel features and a terrace in the garden. It offers modern guest rooms with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. Accessed by a staircase, all the rooms at Appart’hotel des Capucins have a contemporary décor..
Restaurants Le Puy-en-Velay
7 r. Séguret F - 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
This contemporary bistro is nestled in the old town, at the foot of the cathedral. The young chef opts for market-based cuisine such as duck breast with mashed potatoes, tomato variations, crème brûlée etc. The terrace on the patio turns out to be an..
34 bd Mar. -Fayolle F - 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
12 r. Chênebouterie F - 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
This setting of a converted 16C chapel proves unusual and charming with its wood panelling, intersecting ogives and frescoes. The food remains true to tradition, and this place is all the better for it: lentils, Velay veal, Auvergne cured ham, cheese..
69 r. Pannessac F - 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
This friendly and trendy restaurant has a minimalist decor, photo exhibitions and jazzy music. As well as local fare, there are specialities made using Haute-Loire beef.
18 r. Grangevieille F - 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
In a quiet little street, this restaurant housed in a small rustic building serves exceptionally fresh dishes. The young owners prepare traditional food using rigorously selected ingredients, and all at reasonable prices.