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Le Puy-en-Velay, nestled in the heart of the Auvergne region in France, is a city of remarkable cultural and historical richness. Known for its exceptional architectural heritage and its significant role on the Way of St. James, this city attracts visitors from around the world each year. Le Puy-en-Velay is particularly distinguished by its unique geographical setting, built in a basin surrounded by volcanic reliefs. These natural formations, such as the Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe rock on which a chapel dedicated to the archangel stands, add a mystical and picturesque character to the city. The city is also famous for its religious processions and festivities, such as the Roi de l'Oiseau festival, which immerses the city in the ambiance of the Renaissance for a few days.

Administrative and spiritual, Le Puy-en-Velay is also a city of art and history where culture is experienced daily. Museums, exhibitions, and artistic performances are abundant, reflecting the cultural vitality of the city.

This millennial city, with its cobbled streets and historic monuments, including the famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed Notre-Dame Cathedral of Puy, offers a journey through time. Le Puy-en-Velay is not just a starting point for pilgrims on the Way of St. James; it is an invitation to discover the richness of French heritage, a must-visit for anyone looking to deepen their knowledge of France and its history.

Explore the treasures of Puy-en-Velay, with its many impressive monuments such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Puy and its cloister, Corneille Rock with the Statue of Notre-Dame de France, and the Hôtel-Dieu.

Also, do not miss the immersive shows at the Digital Chapel (Terre de Géants) and the Hôtel Des Lumières, as well as the Crozatier museum, which will enrich your understanding of the local culture.


Located in the heart of Le Puy-en-Velay, Gîte Des Tables presents itself as the perfect place for anyone wanting to explore this historic city under the best conditions. Nestled right next to the majestic Notre-Dame Cathedral, the gîte offers privileged access not only to the city's iconic monument but also to other important cultural and religious sites.

Gîte Des Tables combines charm, comfort, and conviviality, providing an authentic and enriching experience. Whether you are traveling for pilgrimage, vacationing to discover regional heritage, or taking a break to soak in the unique atmosphere of Velay, this gîte serves as an ideal base. With its comfortable 4-star facilities and welcoming ambiance, it perfectly meets the needs of couples, families, and groups of friends.

In addition to its exceptional location, Gîte Des Tables offers services designed to make guests' lives easier: tourist information, advice on the best discovery routes, and restaurant recommendations to sample local gastronomy. Every detail is carefully considered to ensure a pleasant and worry-free stay.

After conquering the historic alleys of Le Puy-en-Velay and a day of discovery, return to the comfort of your accommodation for a well-deserved relaxation. Gîte Des Tables is not just a place to stay; it's a gateway to exploring one of the most captivating cities in France.

Notre-Dame Cathedral of Puy

Dominating the city with its imposing silhouette, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Notre-Dame Cathedral of Puy is a must-visit. Just a few meters from Gîte Des Tables, this cathedral is an ideal starting point for your exploration.

The Notre-Dame Cathedral of Puy-en-Velay is an architectural masterpiece, remarkable for its harmonious combination of Gothic and Romanesque styles, which reflects the long construction period and the varied artistic influences it has undergone over the centuries. Learn more about the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Puy...

The Rock and Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe Chapel

Erected on a volcanic rock pinnacle, this 10th-century chapel offers a panoramic view over the city and the surrounding valleys. A climb of 268 steps takes you to this spectacular site, located less than 10 minutes walk from Gîte Des Tables. The effort of the ascent is quickly rewarded by the beauty and tranquility of the place.

The Crozatier Museum

Just a few steps from the city center, the fully renovated Crozatier Museum displays diverse collections ranging from prehistory to modern art. Located about 15 minutes' walk from the Gîte, this museum is perfect for those looking to enrich their stay with knowledge and discoveries.

The Way of St. James

Le Puy-en-Velay is also the starting point of the famous Way of St. James. For pilgrims or simply hikers, the first steps of this legendary journey can be taken right from the doorstep of Gîte Des Tables, offering a unique spiritual and historical experience.

Covered Market of Puy-en-Velay

Do not miss the covered market, where you can taste local products and meet the artisans of the region. Located just 5 minutes walk away, it's the perfect place for an immersion into local life and to take back an authentic souvenir of your stay.

The Local Market of Puy-en-Velay

Every Saturday morning, the local market of Puy-en-Velay comes to life, offering a myriad of local products. You will find Puy AOP green lentils, farm cheeses, artisanal charcuterie, and much more. It's the perfect opportunity to savor the local beer and honey from the region, while enjoying the warm and friendly atmosphere of the market.

Ready to Explore?

Gîte Des Tables is waiting for you to discover these treasures and much more. Each attraction is highlighted for its uniqueness and proximity, ensuring a rich and discovery-filled stay. Book your accommodation now with family or friends and let yourself be transported into the history and beauty of Puy-en-Velay!

The Camino Garden Café

The Camino Café and its pleasant garden, accessible via Rue de la Manécanterie, is a place of conviviality in the upper town of Le Puy-en-Velay. Quench your thirst with a hot or cold drink or take a gourmet break in an exceptional setting. Open to everyone, it offers a bucolic stop right next to the cathedral. Its Camino scenography (The Way of St. James) immerses you in this Path of the Stars. Get a feel for what the pilgrim experiences.

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The Statue of Notre Dame de France

Perched atop an ancient volcano, the Statue of Notre Dame de France offers a spectacular panorama of Le Puy-en-Velay and its surroundings. This imposing cast iron statue, built from 213 cannons captured at Sebastopol, is a symbol of peace and protection for the city. Just a 10-minute walk from Gîte Des Tables, visiting this monument is an inspiring experience, ideal for contemplating the city from above and taking unforgettable photos.

Sanctuary of Saint Joseph of Good Hope

Nestled in Espaly, just on the outskirts of Le Puy-en-Velay, the Sanctuary of Saint Joseph of Good Hope is a place of contemplation and peace. Dedicated to Saint Joseph, this sanctuary attracts visitors for its remarkable architecture and serene atmosphere. The gardens surrounding the sanctuary offer a peaceful setting for meditation or a simple stroll. Just a few minutes' drive from Gîte Des Tables, it is a haven of peace that also promises an enriching spiritual experience.

The Bobbin Lace Teaching Center

In the heart of Le Puy-en-Velay, the Bobbin Lace Teaching Center is a unique establishment dedicated to the preservation and teaching of this delicate and historical art. Visitors can not only observe artisans at work but also participate in workshops to learn the basics of bobbin lace. Located just a short walk from Gîte Des Tables, this center offers a window into the local artisanal heritage and provides an immersive experience in the traditional culture of the region.

The Hôtel-Dieu of Puy-en-Velay

The Hôtel-Dieu, located in the heart of Puy-en-Velay, is a fascinating historical monument that served as a hospital for several centuries. Now transformed into a museum, it displays collections of art and medical history that reflect the rich past of the region. Visitors can explore the old hospital wards, admire religious artworks, and discover ancient medical instruments. The Hôtel-Dieu is also renowned for its beautifully restored baroque chapel. This iconic site, situated near the Cathedral, is just a short walk from Gîte Des Tables, offering a captivating dive into local history and culture.

Gîte Des Tables is your haven of peace after a day of exploration. Offering all the comfort needed for a memorable stay, we recommend booking at least two or three nights to fully enjoy the experience. Book now to secure your spot in the heart of Puy-en-Velay's history and culture, and get ready to be enchanted by this city where history, culture, and nature meet harmoniously. Make your visit an unforgettable experience by booking now at Gîte Des Tables for your next adventure in Puy-en-Velay!