Le Puy, France

Le Puy Camino

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Le Puy Camino or Via Podiensis is the Camino route starting in breathtaking Le Puy-en-Velay, near Lyon, in France. This is the most popular of the Camino de Santiago routes in France.

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Le Puy Camino

Camino de Santiago

The Le Puy Camino also known as Via Podiensis or Chemin du Puy in French, starts in the spectacular town of Le Puy-en-Velay, in central France. It follows the GR65 trail and is the most popular of the Camino de Santiago routes in France. Both the Geneva Way and the Cluny Way join the Le Puy route at Le Puy-en-Velay.

The volcanic landscapes of Velay, the wild Aubrac plateau, the picturesque town of Conques, the splendid vineyards of Armagnac brandy and the outstanding Pyrenees Mountains are some of the wonderful sights to enjoy on this route.

The Le Puy Camino route is a superb hike taking in stunning countryside and some of the most beautiful towns in France. The volcanic landscapes of Velay, the peaceful Aubrac plateau, the beautiful towns of Conques, Cahors and the Lot Valley, the splendid vineyards of Armagnac brandy and the outstanding Pyrenees Mountains are some of the highlights on the Le Puy Way.

The route joins up with the French Way, the famous, Camino Francés, in Saint Jean Pied de Port, on the French side of the Pyrenees.

Camino de Santiago Routes

Known in English as the Way of Saint James among other names, is a network of pilgrims’ ways serving pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried. Many follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups.

Camino Francés
Camino Portuguese
Camino del Norté
Le Puy Camino
– Finisterre Camino
– Arles Camino
– Geneva Camino
– Camino Catalán
Camino Mozarabe
– Chemin de Paris et de Tours
– Camino Inglés
– Camino to Fátima
Via De La Plata
– Camino Primitivo
– Vezelay Camino
– Via Appia
– Cluny Camino

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