Staying in a gîte in the historic neighbourhood of the town is a timeless and hedonistic moment. With an extensive selection of accommodation throughout France, the Gîtes de France label lets you make the most of its 60 years of demanding criteria. Its classification of accommodation from 1 to 5 "épis" (ears of wheat), depending on amenities, lets you choose the gîte that corresponds the most to your requirements. Whether you are with your partner, amongst friends or with your family, there is sure to be a rental that is just right for you.
Here in the land of Gargantua and of the green lentil, this will delight travellers looking for cultural enlightenment. Le Puy-en-Velay will surprise you with its 12th century cathedral, its monumental statue of Notre-Dame-de-France and its abbey perched atop a rocky pinnacle, Le Puy-en-Velay is an eye-opening place. Just a word of advice: take a few deep breaths and limber up before climbing the steps leading up the toe "ville-haute".
The town is a starting-point for the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route, and offers a rich architectural heritage. with its combination of tradition and modernity, of spirituality and festivity, Le Puy-en-Velay is sure to surprise you.