Land of hiking and nature, Velay is also characterized by its steep slopes, its mountains to explore, its landscapes to discover. We take our breath and set off to discover an extraordinary natural heritage between mid-mountains and winding valleys.

Take big trips

in just a few kilometers!

The territory of Velay deserves that we take our shoes to lose ourselves in its exceptional landscapes. Le Velay invites you to travel, in very few kilometers! Le Velay is full of exceptional landscapes which easily recall distant destinations and journeys but which are nevertheless visible in just a few kilometres.

Nothing, my friend, can give you an idea of ​​the picturesque beauty of this Puy basin, and I know of no site whose character is more difficult to describe. It's not Switzerland, it's less terrible; it's not Italy, it's more beautiful; this is central France with all its extinct Vesuvius covered in splendid vegetation.

Coming to Velay means enjoying its wide open spaces and natural landscapes. Land of volcanism, Le Puy-en-Velay and its region offer a Canadian feel to walkers who come to stroll along the shores of Lake Bouchet. Lava and water met in the depths of the earth's crust to create a large crater at the origin of today's lake. Popular with swimmers in summer, Lake Bouchet is also ideal for superb walks in all seasons. A change of scenery guaranteed…

Colorado du Velay and many others

It is one of the essential natural monuments of Velay. The Corbeuf ravine, in Rosières, is a clay canyon reminiscent of Colorado. Its colors, its faults, its fine ridges and its small ravines immerse visitors in its landscapes, completely typical of the great American West.

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