The Le Puy Camino is deservedly one of the most popular walks in France, though it has far less walkers than you’d encounter on its Spanish cousin. Also known as the Via Podiensis, it is a beautiful route that crosses rugged central France and 745km later joins with the Spanish Camino in St-Jean-de-Pied-Port to continue all the way to Santiago de Compostela.
Follow in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims and traverse the ages of living French history as you walk through beautiful, medieval villages, pass by historic churches and cathedrals and over centuries old pilgrim bridges, many of them UNESCO World Heritage listed. Immerse yourself into the local and changing cultures, gastronomy and dialects throughout the journey.
What makes the Le Puy Camino special
1000 years of history
Follow in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims. Walk through beautiful, medieval French villages, and pass by historic churches, cathedrals and bridges.
Enjoy the camaraderie with fellow pilgrims of different ages and backgrounds from all over the world.
Immerse yourself into the local and changing cultures, gastronomy and dialects throughout the journey.
The Long Walk
Enjoy the satisfaction of travelling at your own pace on this beautiful route and joining with the Spanish Camino in St Jean de Pied Port.
Indulge in the local cuisine that is ever changing as you pass through different regions.
Take a trip in the slow lane where you move one step at a time, away from the frantic modern world in which we live.