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Etape GR65 Saint-Julien-Chapteuil – Le Puy-en-Velay

You will leave Saint-Julien-Chapteuil to finish your journey to Puy-en-Velay.

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Turn left towards Le Puy. At the roundabout turn right towards Saint-Pierre-Eynac. In the village of Sumène, go left onto the Vio de la Costette and continue until the D15. At this point, turn right for 50 m (> Be careful!).
Go right, go down and reach the banks of the Sumène. Follow it for 30 m to the left, then cross it on a footbridge (768 m) and continue along the path on the left. It leads to Eynac [> basaltic organ rock]. In the center of the hamlet, at the level of the community facilities, take the road opposite which descends towards Tournecol.
Turn left to cross the Sumène. The road rises and reaches the hamlet of Tournecol. Continue straight towards Marnhac. At the junction, stay left and reach the center of Marnhac. Head right for 50 m.
At the Marnhac washhouse, turn at an acute angle to the left to take Rue de la Chaud. At the exit of the hamlet, go down the path to the right of the cross. Cross the Trende stream then pass under the road using the boviduct. After a short climb, reach a junction.

Turn right and follow the wide dirt road. Just before reaching a road, turn left onto the path below the road. Join another path, follow it to the left. Immediately, at the fork, continue left. Go around the first buildings of Saint-Germain-Laprade on the left then, at the D 150, go right. Take the first street on the left then, place du Lavoir, go up to the right; use the stairs leading up to the presbytery on the right and go around the church.


Church Square, go right. At the crossroads, turn right into rue du Château. Reach a perpendicular road, follow it to the left until leaving Saint-Germain-Laprade. After a long straight line,
discover a path on the left. Take it to reach a road at a high point.


Take the path opposite between the meadows. Further down, come out on a small road, go left for a few meters.


Turn left onto the path which continues down the valley. At the fork, continue right on the path along the stream and reach the first houses of Brives-Charensac. Follow a first street; at the end of it, turn right. Pass near the tennis court then, at the crossroads, turn right. At the first roundabout, go left towards Le Puy-en-Velay then, at the second, cross the bridge over the Loire.


Just after the bridge, take the stairs immediately on the right to reach the banks of the Loire. Follow these to the left. At the old bridge, continue straight then pass under the N 88. Follow the path along the Borne. Cross a first submersible ford to continue on the other bank, then cross the Terminal again on a second ford. Pass under a road bridge and reach the Pont Tordu.


Go up to the left. Cross the road at the secure pedestrian crossing, then cross the car park to follow the Montée de la Coustette which rises into Aiguilhe. Turn left towards the war memorial, then take the pedestrian street on the right which goes up and ends with stairs. Come out in front of the Hôtel du Département. Walk past the buildings then turn left. Follow rue Becdelièvre which ends in front of the Puy-en-Velay cathedral (625 m).
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Duration04hElevation441 D- ​​/ 283 D+Distance19,1 kmMax Altitude819 m
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