"A UNIQUE HISTORICAL PLACE" Top 5 Page for this destination Le Puy-en-Velay by ViajesdelMundo

Le Puy-en-Velay Travel Guide: 61 reviews and 265 photos

WHEN RESEARCHING OUR TRIP TO DRIVE THROUGH SOME OF THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE, I HAD NO IDEA WHERE TO VISIT, OTHER THAN MY FAVORITE WINE REGIONS. Fortunately for us, VTer 'KAKAPO2' suggested some special places, and we followed up on them!

This was our first view driving into Le-Puy!! Very exciting, especially as there are other spectacular vistas similar to this one--can you believe?

This is the Chateau/Fortress de POLIGNAC; an 'impregnable medieval castle with a unique defensive system built on volcanic rock'. We did not have time to climb and view this area, being a few miles from the city. We spent most of our time at the main attraction of the Cathedral of Notre-dame (see tip).

VIEW OVER LE PUY-EN-VELAY

VIEW FROM INSIDE THE STATUE OVER THE CITY

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:NOT A TOURISTY DESTINATION
  • In a nutshell:VERY SPECIAL PLACE OF PILGRIMAGE
  • Last visit to Le Puy-en-Velay: May 2009
  • Intro Updated Jul 13, 2009
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2014 at 7:00 AM

    What a lovely place and page!

  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    A top page

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:03 AM

    Nice stuff, thanks for sharing. Cheers, Ian

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2011 at 3:44 AM

    We stopped and visited Le Puy-en-Velay many moons ago. I was struck by its awesome beauty and since it was a misty day, the town looked eerie. Hope you enjoy your time in Spain.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2011 at 6:00 AM

    Nice tips here, Trish- especially the hotel & restuarant tips. Time for a re-visit to France maybe?

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    Le Regina Hotel looks wonderful and St-Michel d'Aiguilhe looks absolutely stunning.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2010 at 4:55 AM

    Beautiful photos of this lovely town, especially the cat at the cathedral!

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Those green lentils from Le Puy are world famous and were quite the hype in top restaurants. Enjoyed your page, thank you.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2009 at 5:36 PM

    Sounds like you got a great deal at your Hotel, its nice to get a bargain now and then! From your lovely photos, this town looks a place I would like to visit.

  • diosh's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2009 at 3:57 AM

    Our visit to Le Puy was marred by mist and torrential rain!Your lentil meal looks delish!

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