In a former volcanic region, the monuments in Puy-en-Velay are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites and the town is also the departure point for two backpacking trails: The ‘Via Podiensis’ route to Santiago de Compostela and Régordane Way (GR700) to Saint Gilles du Gard.
Take the time to visit wonderful listed sites such as St-Michel d’Aiguilhe Chapel (which you can admire from our Camping du Puy-en-Velay campsite), the cathedral and cloisters, as well as the famous Corneille Rock with its famous Notre-Dame de France statue. The town is just brimming with architectural treasures that are brought to the fore during events like ‘Puy de Lumières’ in summer, when the town is covered in a thousand sparkling colours.
Puy-en-Velay is a lively town with lots of culinary delights and a welcoming atmosphere! Thousands of people gather there for the Roi de l’Oiseau Festival in mid-September, which will take you back to the Renaissance era. As for the gastronomy, remember to stop off at a good restaurant to taste the famous green Puy lentils!