The Haute-Loire is located in the north of France, and the administrative capital is Le Puy-en-Velay. There are approximately 20.000 inhabitants in this territory.
Very natural department with a rich heritage (beautiful landscapes,monuments, museums, ...), the Haute-Loire is a great place for natural tourism lovers.
Starting point of the route of Santiago de Compostela, the Velay appears as a city of art and history. You can observe the different ages through the many monuments and architectures: the catedral of Notre Dame du Puy, the porch of For, the doors of Cède, ...
You can also discover the church of Saint-Michel of Aiguiche which is a true architectural gem! To get there, you have to climb 268 steps, but do not worry it's worth it!
Do not forget to visit the most beautiful villages such as Lavaudieu, La Chaise-Dieu, and make a break in the Brioude.
Have a nice trip!