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Le Puy-en-Velay

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Le Puy-en-Velay - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Loire
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Main city of the Haute-Loire, Le Puy-en-Velay has many attractions. The visit of the Notre-Dame-de-France cathedral built in the 11th century should not be missed, as well as its cloister. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral is of Auvergne Romanesque style with with Eastern and Spanish-Moorish influences. This site is also an important stopping point on the Way of St James (Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route).

The old town has preserved its old pretty houses, especially in the Chamarlenc and Pannessac streets.

The Crozatier museum is a really encyclopaedic museum dedicated to archaeology, objets d'art, science and technology, ethnography and natural sciences.

Corneille Rock, on which a monumental statue of Notre-Dame de France stands, towers 130 metres over the town! From there, the view of Le Puy-en-Velay and its surrounding area is magnificent.

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Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay, located south of the Massif Central is a city of art, history, and culture in a natural environment. A UNESCO heritage site, the cathedral is also ranked second favorite monument of the French in 2015.

A dynamic city with its many activities, it is also the departure of the road of St. Jacques de Compostela, Stevenson, St. Regis...

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Panorama (© JE)
Panorama (© JE)
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Choir of St. Michel Aiguilhe chapel (© JE)
Choir of St. Michel Aiguilhe chapel (© JE)
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Cathedral Cloister (© JE)
Cathedral Cloister (© JE)
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Cloister Gallery (© JE)
Cloister Gallery (© JE)
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Fountain Crozatier Prefecture and the Puy-en-Velay
Fountain Crozatier Prefecture and the Puy-en-Velay
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Statue Notre-Dame-de-France in Puy-en-Velay
Statue Notre-Dame-de-France in Puy-en-Velay
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Le Puy-en-Velay
Le Puy-en-Velay
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Chapelle St. Michel d'Aiguilhe
Chapelle St. Michel d'Aiguilhe
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Le Puy-en-Velay the Virgin
Le Puy-en-Velay the Virgin
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High City Branch
High City Branch
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Rue du Puy
Rue du Puy
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Le Puy-en-Velay
Le Puy-en-Velay
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Basilica
Basilica
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the Virgin
the Virgin
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Chapelle St. Michel d 'Aiguilhe
Chapelle St. Michel d 'Aiguilhe
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the Black Madonna, St. Louis donation
the Black Madonna, St. Louis donation
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End of the climb to the Puy cathedral
End of the climb to the Puy cathedral
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the organ, the pulpit and the entrance floor of the Cathedral
the organ, the pulpit and the entrance floor of the Cathedral
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Cathedral of the Dome
Cathedral of the Dome
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Panorama (© JE)
Panorama (© JE)
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Dyke and Aiguilhe chapel (© JE)
Dyke and Aiguilhe chapel (© JE)
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Rocher Corneille (© JE)
Rocher Corneille (© JE)
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Rocher Corneille (© JE)
Rocher Corneille (© JE)
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Cathedral (© JE)
Cathedral (© JE)
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Interior of the cathedral (© JE)
Interior of the cathedral (© JE)
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Stained glass window of the choir of the cathedral (© JE)
Stained glass window of the choir of the cathedral (© JE)
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black Virgin of Puy-en-Velay (© JE)
black Virgin of Puy-en-Velay (© JE)
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cloister (© JE)
cloister (© JE)
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cloister (© JE)
cloister (© JE)
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cloister Grid (© JE)
cloister Grid (© JE)
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cloister of Friesland (© JE)
cloister of Friesland (© JE)
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sculpture (© JE)
sculpture (© JE)
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cloister - the abbot and the abbess (© JE)
cloister - the abbot and the abbess (© JE)
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Cloister - lions (© JE)
Cloister - lions (© JE)
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Cloister - the siren (© JE)
Cloister - the siren (© JE)
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Chapelle Saint-Michel - Bestiary (© JE)
Chapelle Saint-Michel - Bestiary (© JE)
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Chapelle Saint-Michel - Bestiary (© JE)
Chapelle Saint-Michel - Bestiary (© JE)
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Chapelle Saint-Michel - Flowers (© JE)
Chapelle Saint-Michel - Flowers (© JE)
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Eardrum of Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe chapel (© JE)
Eardrum of Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe chapel (© JE)
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Chapelle Saint-Michel - sirens (© JE)
Chapelle Saint-Michel - sirens (© JE)
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Nave of the cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
Nave of the cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
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Choir of the Cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
Choir of the Cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
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stone fevers in the Cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
stone fevers in the Cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
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stone fevers (© Jean Espirat)
stone fevers (© Jean Espirat)
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cloister (© Jean Espirat)
cloister (© Jean Espirat)
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balusters cloister (© Jean Espirat)
balusters cloister (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapelle St. Michel d'Aiguilhe (© Jean Espirat)
Chapelle St. Michel d'Aiguilhe (© Jean Espirat)
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Our Lady of France (© Jean Espirat)
Our Lady of France (© Jean Espirat)
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Hospital of the poor - the sick (© Jean Espirat)
Hospital of the poor - the sick (© Jean Espirat)
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