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Welcome to Velay

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Experience an exceptional summer in Puy-en-Velay and its region. Discover a unique heritage during your vacation! Pace your stay with the city's many festivals and events.

The immersive shows at the Hôtel des Lumières
Bookable online

Hotel of Lights

Hotel of Lights
The Craponne-sur-Arzon country festival in July
Bookable online

Craponne Country Festival

Craponne Country Festival
Notre-Dame du Puy Cathedral during Puy de Lumières

Puy of Lights

Puy of Lights
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Visit

Le Puy-en-Velay

Between picturesque streets, majestic cathedral and panoramic views, immerse yourself in an authentic experience combining history, spirituality and breathtaking landscapes.

View of the Notre-Dame de France statue in Puy-en-Velay
Bookable online

The Notre-Dame de France statue

The Notre-Dame de France statue
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Notre-Dame du Puy Cathedral

Notre-Dame du Puy Cathedral
View of the rock and the Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe chapel
Bookable online

The Rocher Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe

The Rocher Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe
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Take the start of

Saint-Jacques of Compostela

In Puy-en-Velay, adventure on the Chemin de Saint-Jacques begins at the foot of the cathedral, between historic streets and palpable spirituality. A departure full of tradition and emotion.

Walkers Saint-Jacques

Organize your visit

Organize your visit
Via Podiensis in Montbonnet on the way to Saint-Jacques
Bookable online

Compostela in 1 day

Compostela in 1 day
View of Le Puy-en-Velay, European capital of railways Saint-Jacques of Compostela

GR®65 From Puy-en-Velay to Conques

GR®65 From Puy-en-Velay to Conques

To discover

In VELAY

From medieval castles to charming villages and breathtaking natural panoramas, the destination is full of gems to explore.

La Chaise-Dieu Abbey drone view

The jewel of the Chaise-Dieu

40 minutes from Puy-en-Velay

The jewel of the Chaise-Dieu
Hike towards the summit of Mont Mézenc

His majesty, Mount Mezenc

45 minutes from Puy-en-Velay

His majesty, Mount Mezenc
View of the Polignac fortress

The Fortress of Polignac

10 minutes from Puy-en-Velay

The Fortress of Polignac
The Sainte-Marie des Chazes chapel in the Allier gorges

The Allier gorges

20 minutes from Puy-en-Velay

The Allier gorges
The Loire gorges

The Loire gorges

15 minutes from Puy-en-Velay

The Loire gorges
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hiking

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Passion

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Mountain biking in Allier at the Rochegude chapel

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hiking

The destination promises adventures rich in discoveries, between historical heritage, bucolic trails and a unique communion with nature.

Passion

two wheels

The natural landscapes of Velay offer breathtaking cycling and mountain biking tours!

Sports

in white water

Between the Loire and the Allier, come and enjoy a refreshing break with our many water activities.

Events in Velay

Major events

Puy of Lights

05 July15 September 2024

Puy de Lumières enhances 9 emblematic heritage sites until midnight every summer evening. Magnificent animated visual and audio projections will take you on a journey and discover our splendid destination from July 5, 2024.

Puy of Lights

The Nights of Saint-Jacques

18 July20 July 2024

3 evenings of exceptional concerts in the heart of the Henri Vinay garden! You have an appointment at the Nuits de Saint-Jacques from July 18 to 20, 2024!

The Nights of Saint-Jacques

The Renaissance Festival of the Bird King

18 September22 September 2024

The town of Puy-en-Velay plunges back into the Renaissance every year in September with the Renaissance Festivals of the King of the Bird. See you from September 18 to 22, 2024.

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Plan my stay

Find all the stays in Velay, whatever your desire: sport, relaxation, cultural, festivals,...

From 165 € 

3 days / 2 nights

Compostela in 1 weekend

Compostela in 1 weekend

3 days / 2 nights

Stay: getaway to Puy-en-Velay

Stay: getaway to Puy-en-Velay
From 405 € 

2 days / 1 nights

Gift voucher / Puy-en-Velay seen from above

Gift voucher / Puy-en-Velay seen from above
hikers
From 98 € 

2 days / 1 nights

pilgrim for a day

pilgrim for a day
From 175 € 

2 days / 1 nights

stay: get in the water

stay: get in the water
Puy-en-Velay Town Hall - Puy de Lumières
From 98 € 

2 days / 1 nights

Stay: Puy-en-Velay in lights

Stay: Puy-en-Velay in lights