Yes, the path of Saint-Jacques in one weekend it's possible! You will be able to say: “I have taken the first steps of the path!”. Discover the legendary GR®65 from Puy-en-Velay on a weekend hiking package. An ideal formula for testing the path of Saint-Jacques and, why not, want to continue the journey!

The Way of Saint-Jacques

in a weekend!

Have you ever had the idea of ​​setting off on the most legendary pilgrimage route? Become a pilgrim, over a weekend, to experience this unique atmosphere and understand the path to Saint-Jacques on the first 2 steps. Starting from Puy-en-Velay Cathedral or Place du Plot, you will have the choice of:

  • Stage 1: From Puy-en-Velay to Saint-Privat-d’Allier (24 km)
  • Stage 2: From Saint-Privat-d’Allier to Saugues (19 km)

Where is the start of the path? Saint-Jacques in Puy-en-Velay ?

It is one of the cult moments for pilgrims leaving for Saint-Jacques of Compostela. Moment of meeting and communion, the 7 a.m. mass is a must for your stay. This ceremony takes place every day inside Puy-en-Velay Cathedral. A blessing dedicated to pilgrims is given at the end, it is often a time of meeting and exchanges with other pilgrims who, like you, will begin their journey.

Le official departure of the GR65 path Saint-Jacques is located at Place du Plot in Puy-en-Velay. From the cathedral, go down the rue des tables then at the fountain, turn left on rue Saint-Raphaël, you will then arrive directly on the Place du Plot. Several signs will finally show you the street Saint-Jacques and the distance that separates you from your goal. Right path !

Departure gr65 via podiensis

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