Your congress or seminar in the European capital of railways Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle is waiting for you! Le Puy-en-Velay, a town on a human scale where the quality of the welcome and professionalism combine to serve your event. Its geographical position in the center of France and its economic and tourist attractiveness will appeal to your employees!

Do you need turnkey stays for your group or a works council? Are you looking for an original stay for your club, your association or simply to please your friends? You are pack leader and your tribe is ready to set sail for a beautiful destination? Let yourself be seduced by Velay and its group travel professionals.

8 reasons to choose Le Puy-en-Velay


Sustained economic attractiveness

Puy-en-Velay found itself in the top 100 French cities where it is good to live and work, published by l'Express in 2018. A result due to the quality of life found in Velay! Our territory also shines through its professional sectors of excellence which have made it famous: the digital economy, the agri-food industry, plastics processing, luxury crafts and leather goods.



A city of history and discovery

Puy-en-Velay is the capital of a city and a department with an exceptional heritage. Its Cathedral, starting point for pilgrims on their way to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, became the 2nd Favorite Monument of the French in 2015 on France 2. Following in the footsteps of the rock and the chapel of Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe, ranked 4th Favorite Monument of the French in 2014.

8 reasons to choose Le Puy-en-Velay


Modern and equipped spaces that accommodate up to 800 people

The Palais des Congrès et des Spectacles offers you different rooms in order to best accommodate you and meet your expectations thanks to great flexibility and adaptability of spaces. The team in charge of equipment management, with extensive experience in events, will be able to guide and advise you.

  • An auditorium with 800 seats (1150 seated / standing), flexible according to needs
  • A segmented space of 700 m²
  • The public reception facility (parking)
  • The accessibility of a strategic setting in the heart of the Puy-en-Velay basin and close to the city center
  • Additional rooms and offices (between 60 and 150m²)

Other spaces are available to make your seminar and conference a unique event. Our Italian Theater welcomes you:

  • Smoking room: 49 people
  • Workshop: 49 people
  • Residence: 99 people
  • Between Acts
  • Large room: 600 people (stage capacity 100)

Without forgetting the different spaces of the Hôtel-Dieu and its Auditorium, the Pierre Cardinal Center…

8 reasons to choose Le Puy-en-Velay


A range of varied accommodation

Puy-en-Velay and its surrounding area offer numerous accommodation options to accommodate your conference participants. You can stay in all types of hotels with adequate transport solutions. Gîtes and estates also welcome you if you want more atypical solutions. Whether you count on a small or large capacity, you will inevitably find what you are looking for in Velay!

The gastronomy of Puy-en-Velay
Luke Olivier


A recognized art of living and conviviality

Puy-en-Velay and its surrounding area have more than 150 restaurants that will help you discover the art of living in la vellava! There are plenty of good products here and renowned restaurateurs:

  • 3 starred restaurants : Régis and Jacques Marcon – Auberge des Cîmes /
    Philippe Brun-Cacaud – Haut-Allier / Yoan Delorme and Célia Baudellier – Chamarlenc
  • 8 Bib gourmands in the 2024 Michelin guide
  • 1800 hours of sunshine on average per year
  • Land of festivals : around fifty events take place each year, some of which make Velay famous – the Green Escape Festival in Craponne-sur-Arzon / the La Chaise-Dieu music festival, the Nuits de Saint-Jacques, Puy of Lights...
The Puy-en-Velay producers' market


Quality at the forefront

Choosing Le Puy-en-Velay means above all choosing quality. A town on a human scale in a preserved environment, Le Puy-en-Velay benefits from all the advantages of a “town in the countryside”. Pure air, the serenity of large natural spaces, the dynamism of small businesses, quality gastronomy await you in Velay for a refreshing and exotic stay!

Break in the sun at Lac du Bouchet
Luke Olivier


A human experience

With pleasure ! Two words to sum up the warm and friendly welcome reserved for each of our visitors.

8 reasons to choose Le Puy-en-Velay


A contract of trust

More than 150 professionals welcome you with high standards of quality and technology. Everyone is motivated by a single reward: the success of your event.

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