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Day 1 on the route to Compostela : Le Puy – St Privat


Gorges de la loire sur le chemin de Compostelle

Not to be missed : St Privat d'Allier

Situated in the Velay district, South of Auvergne, dominating the stunning gorges of the Allier river, Saint ­Privat d'Allier is a calm and small picturesque village with a XIII century church. A castel and a priory founded in 1046 in volcanic stones are perched on a rock above the village.

This stage in brief

24 kilometres, 6H walk
Maximale elevation : 1207m
Minimale elevation : 630m
From Le Puy : St Christophe 8,5km > Montbonnet 7,5km > St Privat d'Allier 8 km

To see on the way :

  • Le Puy en Velay
  • St Christophe sur Dolaizon : beautiful church from XIIè century in red volcanic stones
  • Montbonnet : St Roch Chapel from Xiè century
  • St Privat d'Allier

Where to sleep in Saint Privat d'Allier ?

Accommodations at Saint Privat

Chambres et Tables d'Hôtes Accueil Randonneurs
Bourg de Saint Privat d'Allier - Tel. : 04 71 57 29 12 - www.accueil-randonneurs.fr
Capacity : 5 rooms
Open from mid-march to october

Gîte d'étape La Cabourne
Bourg de Saint Privat d'Allier - Tel. 04 71 57 25 50 - jereserve@sfr.fr - www.lacabourne.fr
Capacity : 13 chambres de 2 à 6 pers, 53 places
Open all year for groups and from March 15 to November 15 for individuals.
Rooms with or without bathroom. Washing machine and dryer.

Gîte le Kompost'L
Bourg de Saint Privat d'Allier - Tel. 04 71 57 24 78 - www.lekompostl.fr
Capacity : 8 persons
Open from March to October
Kitchen at disposal, Free wifi
Night 13 €/pers, breakfast 5,50 €, menu 13 €.

Hôtel-restaurant La Vieille Auberge**
Bourg de Saint Privat d'Allier - Tel. 04 71 57 20 56 - lavieilleauberge-43@orange.fr - www.lavieilleauberge43.com
Capacity : 19 rooms
Open all year round despite february
Free Wifi, room with bathroom, toilet, TV.

Camping Le Marchat
Tel. 04 71 57 22 13.

Services you can find at Saint Privat d'Allier

Bakery, butchery, cafe, restaurant, nurse, post office, tabac

Compostel'Bus between Le Puy and Saint Privat

  • At Le Puy : 3 stops
Le Puy - In front of the Theatre
Le Puy - SNCF Railway station
Le Puy - Lafayette bus stop (crossing Boulevard St Louis and Rue St Jacques)
  • La Roche (next to Saint Christophe sur Dolaizon) : at the bus stop
  • At Montbonnet : in front of the Bar Le Saint Jacques
  • At St Privat d'Allier : bus stop in front of the Veille Auberge