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Camino de Santiago Stage 2 : Saint Privat - Saugues

Chapelle de Rochegude sur le chemin de Compostelle

Not to be missed !

Rochegude village and its chapel. From there you get a stunning view about the gorges of Allier and the Margeride plateau on the other side.

This stage in brief

20 kilometres, 5H walk
Maximale elevation : 1103m
Minimale elevation : 530m

To see along the Camino ?

  • Gorges of Allier river : Incredibly wild and steep, these gorges are part of a new coming Natural Parc. They are territory of Salmon and white water sports.
  • Rochegude : Stunning view on the Allier gorges from the village and its charming chapel.
  • Monistrol d'Allier : Nice spot for a short bath in the Allier river. You can also take your time and discover the Allier gorges along the GR412 (it defitintely worths it!)
  • Troglodytic Chapel of Madeleine at 1km from Monistrol on the way up to Saugues
  • Saugues : a dungeon and St Médard cathedral with its wood carvings.

Where to sleep at Saugues ?

Hotels at Saugues :

Hôtel-restaurant La Terrasse (Logis)
Bourg de Saugues - Tel. 04 71 77 83 10 - www.hotellaterrasse-saugues.com - laterrasse.saugues@wanadoo.fr
Closed from November 15 to February 15
Capacity : 10 rooms (20 pers)
Single or double room from 70 to 82 €, breakfast 13 . Half board 70 . Menus from 25 to 65

Hôtel-restaurant Les Tours Neuves
Cours Gervais à Saugues - Tel. 04 71 77 82 60 - Fax. 04 71 77 84 78
Closed for christmas and new year
Capacity : 5 rooms

Country Lodges at Saugues :

Chambres d'hôtes et salon de Thé chez Lili (New)
6 Cours Gervais Saugues - Tel. : 04 71 74 88 41 or 06 60 49 04 41 - contact.chezlili@gmail.com - www.chez-lili.com
Capacity: 5 bedrooms, one with balneotherapy. Picnic pilgrim.
Shop with local products and souvenirs.

Chambres et Tables d'hôtes Chez Monique
Place Saint Antoine à Saugues - Tel. : 04 71 77 83 51 or 06 69 47 85 24
Ouvert du 01/05 au 15/9
Capacity : 3 rooms, 6 pers.

Chambres et Tables d'Hôtes L'Étape
48 rue de la Margeride à Saugues - Tel. 04 71 77 38 03 - letape@letape-saugues.com - www.letape-saugues.com
Ouvert du 01/04 au 31/10
Capacity : 5 rooms, 15 pers
Washing machine and dryer.

Chambres et Tables d'Hôtes Les Gabales
70 avenue Lucien Gires à Saugues - Tel. 04 71 77 86 92 ou 06 05 30 45 03 - info@lesgabales.com - www.lesgabales.com
Ouverture toute l'année
Capacity : 14 pers
Internet at disposal. WiFi in all rooms.

Chambre d'hôtes Mme Villedieu
Tél. 04 71 77 67 91

Hostal or gite at Saugues

Centre d'hébergements La Margeride
8 rue des Tours Neuves à Saugues. Tel. 04 71 77 60 97 - info.lamargeride@wanadoo.fr - www.lamargeride.com
Open from March to October
Capacity : 20 rooms, 40 pers
Kitchen at disposal, washing machine and dryer, free wifi.

Gîte d'étape communal
8 rue de la Margeride à Saugues. Tel. 04 71 77 80 62 ou 06 65 15 04 32 - campingsaugues@orange.fr - www.saugues.fr
Closed from November 15 to March 30.
Capacity : 15 pers

Gîte d'étape à la Ferme
Rue des Roches à Saugues. Tel. : 04 71 77 83 45 - www.chemindecompostelle.com
Open from April to mid October
Capacity : 6 rooms (2 to 4 pers), 19 persons

Gîte d'étape Le Chalet du Pèlerin
70 rue des Cîmes à Saugues. Tel. 06 09 60 09 65 - lechaletdupelerin@yahoo.fr - www.lechaletdupelerin.com
Open from April 15 to October 15
Capacity : 6 pers

Camping at Saugues

Camping municipal-sporting de la Seuge
Avenue du gévaudan à Saugues - Tel : 04 71 77 80 62 ou 06 65 15 04 32 - campingsaugues@orange.fr - www.saugues.fr
Fermeture du 15/11 au 30/03
Capacity : 112 places and 15 chalets.

Services you can find at Saugues :

Grocery store, bakery, butchery, pressing, cafe, snack-bar, restaurant, doctor, nurse, pharmacy, dentist, kine, post office, bank.

Compostel'Bus between St Privat d'Allier and Saugues

  • At Monistrol d'Allier : center of the village
  • At Saugues : in front of the post office

Good to know !

You can discover the gorges of Allier in canoe, by foot, or with a small picturesque train. There is no road. The Allier river is one of the very last wild river in Europe with Salmons still going back up the river to where they were born in order to reproduce.