This first week of the Le Puy Way, stretches 89km from beautiful Le Puy en Velay all the way to Aumont-Aubrac, through elegant traditional French villages and rolling countryside. The Via Podiensis or Le Puy Way is one of the most popular Camino routes in France but its first section attracts many pilgrims for its historic heritage and natural beauty. Starting in fascinating Le Puy-en-Velay, you should explore its cobbled old town, stamp your pilgrim passport in Le Puy Cathedral and walk up to Notre Dame de France for fantastic panoramic views of the city and its volcanic landscapes. Place du Plot is the traditional meeting point for pilgrims in Le Puy en Velay. From there, the Camino takes walkers through magnificent green and rocky landscapes as well as charming little hamlets, as you head for Aumont-Aubrac. In France, the Camino de Santiago is marked as a GR Route with a red and white stripe; as well as the usual scallop shell and yellow Camino markings.
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