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Camino de Santiago Stage 7 : Saint Chely d’Aubrac – Espalion


Espalion sur le chemin de Saint Jacques de Compostelle

Not to be missed : Espalion

As you come down the Aubrac plateau, Espalion is by itself all the sweetness of South of France in the Lot Valley. You are now far from the austerity of the Aubrac plateau. The church of Espalion is a UNESCO wold heritage. Don't miss the chapel of the penitent Confrérie, the Art museum, the Rouergue museum, the old palace and the old brindge of the city.

7th stage on the way of Compostela in brief :

21,9 kilometres, 5H45 walk
Maximale elevation : 919m
Minimale elevation : 346m
Distance from Saint Chély d'Aubrac :
L'Estrade 6,2km > St Côme d'Olt 9,7km > Espalion 6,5km

To see along the Camino ?

  • St Côme d'Olt : its medieval small streets, the Aubrac path with its old houses from XV and XVI centuries, hotel from 13th century. On the way, the Persian church in red standstone has a remarquable tympanum.
  • Espalion : The old bridge built under Saint Louis, the Saint Jean church from 15th century.

Where to sleep at Espalion ?

Special recommandation for "le Relais de Boralde" at Espalion

Gîte d'étape « À la Source St Hilarian »
Tel. 05 65 44 12 29 ou 06 81 73 98 98

Gîte d'étape « Au fil de l'eau »
Tel. 06 24 83 19 36

Gîte d'étape Obrador
Tel. 05 65 48 71 52

Village de Vacances Aux portes des Monts d'Aubrac
Tel. 05 65 48 04 08

Camping municipal « Le Roc de l'Arche » ***
Tel. 05 65 44 06 79

Services you can find in Espalion

You'll find all kind of shops and services at Espalion.

Compostel'Bus between Saint Chély d'Aubrac and Espalion

  • Saint Chély d'Aubrac : in front of Hôtel Les Coudercous
  • Saint Côme d'Olt : in front of the pharmacy
  • Espalion : parking A. Bessière, route de Saint Côme