NOTRE-DAME DU PUY CATHEDRAL
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This tenth century building has been throughout history a meeting point of pilgrims who came to worship the Virgin Mary. This influx required several additions over the centuries. The choir is based directly on the rock. During the eleventh and twelfth centuries four additional bays were built to make up for a drop of 17 m. An architectural feat for the time! Many development works and restoration also took place over the centuries. The building is listed World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. But before reaching the building, you have to climb a 134 steps stairs. Inside, the Black Madonna is of the seventeenth century (the original, offered by Saint Louis having been burned by the revolutionaries). Do not miss Pierre des Fièvres that has witnessed apparitions of the Virgin in the Gallo- Roman era. Also note that it is historically a stopover place of "via Podensis", one of the four major roads to reach the Spanish shrine of Saint-Jacques de Compostela. The section (marked in GR) leading from Puy-en-Velay at Domaine du Sauvage in Haute-Loire, mainly through the mountains of Velay and part of Margeride was relaunched in 1990. Activities are organised in the evening from mid-July to mid-August.
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Open all year. Open every day from 7am to 7pm, until 10pm from mid-July to mid-August. Free. Guided tour.
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