Cathedral of Notre Dame du Puy

Le Puy-en-Velay
Auvergne
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

The highest point of the city of Le Puy-en-Velay, the cathedral contains architectural styles from every period between the 5th and 15th centuries. The amalgamation of these styles gives the cathedral it's unique appearance, although the bulk of the existing construction dates from the first half of the 12th century. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998, it is an important stop on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. 

Nearby attractions

Sitting on top of a 2,500ft high hill of volcanic rock, the statue of Notre Dame de France, the Virgin Mary, looms over the town of Le Puy-en-Velay.

Come explore the underwater beauty of the sea at the Aquarium de Grand Lyon! 5,000 fish in 47 pools from nearly 300 different species swim around behind glass whilst blacktip sharks, stingrays and more can found in the 450,000...

At the unusual Musée Miniature et Cinéma you can see hundreds of miniature models and tiny objects as well as a great collection of film sets!

This spacious park includes a fantastic rose garden, a zoo, a lake and more. Europe's second-largest urban park, this one has a zoo too - and it's free!

Places to visit nearby

Le Puy-en-Velay in Auvergne is a peaceful and religious haven in an ancient volcanic landscape that is famous for its statue of Our Lady of France who looks down over the city.

Lyon in Rhône-Alps is the stylish capital of the region, known for its beautiful architecture, fantastic restaurants and excellent shopping.

Vichy in Auvergne is a popular spa resort town that experienced its heyday during the Belle Epoque.