The first part de the Via Podiensis in the direction of Santiago de Compostela is 252 km long.

Vous lisez ce: Distance le puy en velay saint jacques de compostelle

it can be extended in 10 venir 12 days du hike. After visite Le Puy-en-Velay and its historic buildings, tu will cross auto gorges de Allier, then thé Aubrac. The in Conques jaune Figeac, in auto valley of Lot, that your pilgrimage will end. Unless tu want to carry on…






The stopovers on the terne James GR 65

Here space some examples of hike nous the Way ns Santiago du Compostela. However, many other possibilities exist, faire not hesitate to la communication us communication us à la more information.

…in le 3 days in the valley de Lot, native Conques Figeac

Day 1: from Conques venir Decazeville, 20 km (about 5h of walk),Day 2: from Decazeville venir Montredon, 10 kilomètre (about 2h30 de walk),Day 3: native Montredon to Figeac, 19 kilomètre (about 4h45 of walk).

…in 4 days from auto Velay à Aubrac, from auto Puy-en-Velay venir Aumont-Aubrac

Day 1: from ns Puy-en-Velay à Montbonnet, 16 km (about 4h du walk),Day 2: indigenous Montbonnet à Saugues, 24 km (about 6h15 du walk),Day 3: native Saugues to les Sauvage, 19 kilomètre (about 4h45 du walk),Day 4: from ns Sauvage to Aumont-Aubrac, 27 km (about 6h45 de walk).

…in 7 days from AUmont-Aubrac à Conques

Day 1: from Aumont-Aubrac to Prinsuéjols, 16 kilomètre (about 4h ns walk),Day 2: native Prinsuéjols to Nasbinals, 16.5 km (about 4h de walk),Day 3: from Nasbinals to Saint-Chély-d’Aubrac, 17 kilomètre (about 4h15 de hike),Day 4: indigenous Saint-Chély-d’Aubrac venir Saint-Côme-d’Olt, 16 kilomètre (about 4h of walk),Day 5: from Saint-Côme-d’Olt à Estaing, 20.5 kilomètre (about 5h ns walk),Day 6: native Estaing to Golinhac, 16 kilomètre (about 4h du walk),Day 7: from Golinhac venir Conques, 21 km (about 5h15 ns walk).

Preparing her hike on the way venir Santiago du Compostela

Following auto itinerary ns the terne James

We recommend you the TopoGuide de the FFRandonnée venir follow thé itinerary du the heilig James from ns Puy-en-Velay to Conques jaune Figeac. It contains all the necessary information to prepare her stopovers et follow auto path:

Detailed plan du the departureDetailed geographical mapping through IGN mapsDescription, step par step, du the pathThe accommodation along the waySome thematic sheets à learn about auto history du the way while walking

Where à sleep on the way of Santiago?

On thé Via Podiensis (way from ns Puy) ns the terne James (GR 65), elle will find plenty of accommodations. Campsites, bed et breakfasts, stopover gîtes or even hotels, for tous tastes and all budgets!

It’s a rather frequented itinerary, thus, we recommend you to book your sapin nights et then book as you go.

Consult our instruire of accommodation and useful information.

Which daily budget take on the way to Santiago ns Compostela?

Your budgets will depend conditions météorologiques the joli of accommodation amie will choose. The less expensive solution stays the bivouac nous campsite cible your backpack will be heavier! Indeed, you will have to bring tent, je peux avoir stove… countless stopover gîtes, bed et breakfast or hotels are available along thé way. According venir their quality and the services they provides you peut faire spend between 30 and 60 euro per day revenir person.

Transportation de luggage and trip back

Fancy making bring your backpack? Portage et transport prestations de service exist nous the way venir Saint- James. They take care du carrying her luggage to your prochain stop…you’re climate hiking light! This prestations de service can likewise take amie back à your starting mission in les Puy-en-Velay jaune some divers place…

Consult our partners du transport services nous the heilig James’ way.

When can elle walk conditions météorologiques the way ns Santiago aux Compostela?

Travelling conditions météorologiques the way de Santiago du Compostela in its totality takes around 2 months du hike! The pilgrims who make thé whole means usually leave from thé month ns April to arrive at Santiago du Compostela avant the heat de summer.

Nevertheless, the trail goes de more 보다 1300 meters of hauteur after Saugues. There, thé winters deserve to be long et harsh. Thus, we advise you auto period of pouvez to October.

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In any case, avant leaving for your trip, check the weather!

Markings et maintenance

The means of les Puy-en-Velay du the way of Santiago de Compostela is an itinerary certified “sentier du Grande Randonnée” (long-distance hike) par the Walking french Federation. It’s auto GR 65 et it is marked in white et red par the volunteers ns the walking Committee ns Haute-Loire, Lozère, Aveyron et Lot. Follow thé markings to reach your destination!

If tu wish to appui the markings work ns the go Committees’ teams, amie can authorize up for:

Religious information

The Creanciale

The Creanciale is document testifying de the state of pilgrim. Auto creanciale commits the one who it is intended it as well ont the une who presents ce to its hosts along the way. Ce a solid sign de affiliations to the pilgrims’ people. It’s likewise a sign du mutual et confident welcoming between auto pilgrim, chrétien or not, et the Church, as the creanciale has venir be deliverd par hand after année interview with a delegate explicitly representing auto Catholic Church conditions météorologiques the chrétien meaning du the pilgrimage.

It can not be delivered passant par mail. you can obtain cette after auto masse and benediction in the Cathedral of le Puy or at auto opening times de the sacristy.

The Credencial de Peregrino

If tu can à faire without auto Credencial in France, ce is almost essential in Spain. This passport stamped at every stopover makes ce possible, si necessary, to justify your pilgrimage status in France and Spain. Some spiritual communities jaune private individuals can – according à their accessibility – welcome secluded pilgrims for the night si they ont this passport.

The Credencial have the right to be obtained from a Jacobean association in le Puy-en-Velay or near her place.

The Compostela

It’s a certificate de pilgrimage which is yielded to thé pilgrim when he arrives in Santiago du Compostela, after presentation de the Creanciale (or Credencial) duly stamped. The Compostela is given by the office de pilgrims ns the Cathedral in Santiago ns Compostela.

The masses in auto Cathedral Notre-Dame ns Puy

All année long, massive at 7 am, followed de traveling blessings, except from November venir March at 7:30 être from Monday venir Friday.All année long, fixed at 10:30 am.

History de the means of terne James

The means starting from les Puy-en-Velay du the heilig James (via Podiensis) is explained from the 12th century.

It’s one of the 4 surtout Jacobean means (with Paris, Vézelay et Arles) to join auto Spanish sanctuary of saint James the Great. The pilgrims used à come nous this Galician pays to honneur the relics du the Christ’s apostle, martyred in 44 in Palestine.

Why le Puy-en-Velay?

It’s in auto 10th century that Bishop Gothescalk to be the first pilgrim to aller to Santiago ns Compostela. Cette decided to strengthen thé links between auto Marian city of le Puy-en-Velay and the Spanish sanctuary passant par building, in 962, a chapel dedicated à Saint-Michel nous the volcanic rock de Aiguilhe.

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The appeal du the city of les Puy-en-Velay increased during the following centuries, thé city and its cathedral attracting des millions of pilgrims who came venir pray auto statue ns the black Madonna. Some du them used venir travel about 1600 kilometers in the direction of Compostela. Et it’s this link, between these two shrines de pilgrimage, which calmer constitutes the peculiarity ns this trip route.

Since 1998, auto UNESCO has included thé Cathedral of le Puy-en-Velay, auto city’s lhôtel Dieu et some sections of the method between ns Puy and Ostabat, in thé World patrimoine of Humanity, increasing thé notoriety de this itinerary