Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Le Puy-en-Velay

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As a national monument forming the highest point in the city, Cathedrale Notre-Dame still holds Roman Catholic mass. Since before the time of Charlemagne, the cathedral has been a part of the Christian pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. View Romanesque architecture from the 5th century to the 15th century with an exterior façade made from white sandstone and black volcanic breccias. Climb sixty steps to get to the three orders and listen to the historical organ. Make Cathedrale Notre-Dame a centerpiece of your Le Puy-en-Velay vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Le Puy-en-Velay trip itinerary maker .
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  • No way to get there as that non-resident without effort! Streets paved in steep and long stairs are well advised to reach it without too much market (S) by the Tourist Office... but the driver of the shuttle that serves the upper town has missed the stop we asked him... and has reduced by 50% our goals... We have appreciated the help of inhabitants who us re-oriented since our unscheduled halt but it was hard... "The Cathedral is deserves" us have they said!... and it's true!
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  • Sacred building. Believer or not, you wonder how they were doing at the time. Sure they had labor but not the machines of today? ) He must have faith to get up there every Sunday departure from the path of St Jacques de Compostelle Bravo to the sculptors of the time.
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  • Le Puy is also one of the starting points of Santiago Compostela pilgrimage town. You have reached the church tower on the Hill slope holding and walk from the station. Nice to be in the Church, often time to forget it was. Follow a cobble-stoned Street so earnestly foot is comfortable shoes.
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  • Wonderful place !!
  • A very picturesque cathedral with a distinctive architecture
  • Impressive, also the way up to this cathedral
  • Wonderful view
  • Must see landscape

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