in Lavoûte-sur-Loire

L'Été du Saint-Jacques – Le Puy-en-Velay – 14 km

The Puy-en-Velay urban community offers you a 14-kilometer hike on the legendary GR 765, Chemin de Saint-Jacques of Compostela. Departing from Lavoûte-sur-Loire, you will come and follow one of the most beautiful portions of the route

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From the Place du Pont Neuf, follow the D 25 towards Le Cros. Pass under the railway line and immediately turn left towards Tholance [O > old mill on the left].

Just after the dike on the Loire, turn right onto a path which winds up under the trees. Reach the Rock [O > fountain]. Pass between the houses then turn left onto the path which rises further. Arrive, at the top, on a perpendicular path near houses; take it on the left and continue until Rachat. (Resupply) Go to the center of the hamlet.

Start opposite [O > bread oven on the right]. Stay on the main track which serves meadows
and reach the forest by turning left. At the start of a hairpin, reach a junction: go down to the right along a stony path which goes straight on to the village of Chanceaux.

In Chanceaux, after the first houses, go up to the right via a street which soon becomes
dirt road. Proceed between fields, vineyard terraces and winegrowers' cabins [O > on the right: chibotte]. Ignore a path on the right and continue as far as the D 253. Cross the bridge over the Chalon stream and continue for 1 km along the road [O > view of the Polignac castle].

At the bend, go straight ahead on the small road. At the cross, ignore the farm and keep the direction
by a path. Reach a fork: turn left and emerge onto a cross path.

Go right, cross a road (> be careful!) and go straight ahead for 150 m. Leave the road
to climb to the right via a narrow hollow path.
> Arrival of the GR® 765O.

Continue left along a wider path. Enter Polignac, going around the church on the right.
> Junction with the GR® 300.

In front of the church, go left along the main street (rue du Levant, then rue du Toria).

Just after La Gourmantine, don't miss a staircase on the left, then follow the path which leads to a road [O > troughs]; take it on the left for 50 m, then go down to the right along the grassy path. Cut the road and continue on the wide path.

At the intersection, turn right. Cross the D 136 (> be careful!) and go up opposite. Pass the agricultural buildings by approximately 100 m. Take the path on the right and come out on a road at the top of the hill. Reach the crossroads.

Go down to the left along Chemin de la Boriette lined with low walls. At the fork, enter the Boriette park opposite and go down the winding path under the trees. At the exit, go right for a few meters, then take the stairs. At the bottom, go down the main road for 30 m. Just after the first house on the left, follow the grassy passage, then turn left.

Go down left via rue Montade-de-la-Boriette, then straight ahead via chemin de Bouthezard [O > view of the chapel and the Saint-Michel rock]. At the hospital roundabout, head opposite to cross the bridge over the Borne. At the crossroads, go left for 20 m, cross Avenue de Bonneville at the protected passage and follow the path on the left at the foot of the Rocher Saint-Michel. 
> Junction with the GR® 65 and the GR® 430.
> Start of the connection with the GR® 3.

At the car park, turn left onto the GR65, cross the road at the protected crossing. Follow it for 100 m then take the path which runs along the Borne to find the Cluny car park.
Pedestrian sportsHiking route
Duration04hElevation461 D- ​​/ 506 D+Distance14,5 kmMax Altitude857 m
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