The Le Puy Camino de Santiago route, also known as Via Podiensis, is one of the most popular Camino routes in France. The pocket-sized city of Le Puy en Velay, in central France, is the spectacular starting point of this scenic Camino route.
Pilgrims will be impressed by Le Puy en Velay, a holy destination since Medieval times, not to be missed: its quaint Old Town of winding cobbled streets, iconic volcanic landscapes and pretty medieval chapels built to defy gravity! Before embarking on your Le Puy Camino journey, retrace the steps of medieval pilgrims and visit the Cathedral where you can light a candle and write a message for St James. Less holy but definitely worth the steep steps: climbing up to the Notre Dame de France statue for wonderful panoramic views of the whole city.