Historic site and monument
in Le Puy-en-Velay

Statue Notre-Dame de France

A few minutes walk from the city center, the monumental statue of Notre Dame de France is an astonishing technical feat. It is made of cast iron and has dominated the city of Puy-en-Velay since 1860.
The Statue of Notre-Dame de France is a real technical feat of the 19th century. It was created with the metal of 213 cannons taken from the Russians during the Crimean War and offered by Napoleon III to the city of Le Puy en Velay.
Work of the sculptor Jean-Marie Bonnassieux, it is 22,70 m high and weighs 835 tons. The Statue was completely renovated in 2013.
Notre-Dame de France was built on the highest point of the city: Rocher Corneille of volcanic origin at an altitude of 757 meters.
The site offers you multiple points of view and an exceptional panorama of the cathedral, the old town and the whole region.
The fitted climb, punctuated with interpretation panels is easily accessible on foot, it includes rest areas, fountain, toilets, souvenir shops.


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We speak French

Themes:

  • Religious Heritage

Visit

Average duration of the individual visit: 45 min.
Average duration of the group visit: 45 min.
Minimum group size: 10 people

Customers

Suitable for: Special family with children, Special rate for students

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently

Group visit services

  • Unguided group tours permanently

Opening

Opening hours from July 01 to August 31, 2024
MondayOpen from 09 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 09 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 09 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 09 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.
FridayOpen from 09 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 09 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.
SundayOpen from 09 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.
Opening hours from September 01 to September 30, 2024
MondayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
FridayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
SundayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Closure from 01/10 for work until spring 2026
Opening hours from January 02 to January 07, 2025
MondayOpen from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
except bad weather
Opening hours from January 08 to January 31, 2025
SundayOpen from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
except bad weather
Opening hours from 01 February to 15 March 2025
MondayOpen from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Opening hours from March 16 to April 30, 2025
MondayOpen from 09 a.m. to 18 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 18 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 18 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 09 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 09 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from May 01 to June 30, 2025
MondayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
FridayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
SundayOpen from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.

Exceptional Closure(s)

  • 01/01/2024
  • 25/12/2024

Prices

PricesMin.Max.
Adult
4 €-
Kids

2 €-
Student fee
2 €-
Jobseeker
2 €-
Adult group

2.5 €-
Children group

1.5 €-
Free for children under: 6 years old

Payment methods

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash

Services

Equipments

  • Toilets
  • Orientation table
  • defibrillator

Services

From 4 € / adult

Address

10 Cloister Street
43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
How do I get there?

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