Le Puy Camino

Walk through the most beautiful medieval villages of France

Follow in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims and traverse the ages of living French history on Le Puy Camino. This ancient pilgrim route through the countryside of south-west France is the most beautiful of all the Camino routes in Europe. There’s plenty for lovers of nature, architecture, history, food and art to admire. And many ‘les plus beaux villages de France’ to explore.

The landscape is ever-changing. There’s the volcanic terrain of the Velay, the high plateau of the Aubrec, the medieval villages, towns and rich agricultural lands of the Lot, limestone river valleys of the Quercy, the rolling hills of Gascony and the beautiful vineyards of Armagnac. Walk through enchanting fairytale villages and fields exploding with sunflowers. Pass by well-preserved churches, tiny chapels and over centuries-old arched bridges. The magnificent gothic cathedrals and impressive abbeys are a sight to behold, and myths and legends abound. There’s fromageries, boulangeries, patisseries and picturesque village squares to dine in. Along with abundant local wines to savour.

The 745km route concludes in Basque country in the foothills of the Pyrenees at the picturesque village of St Jean Pied de Port, and offers an onward journey to Santiago.

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WALKING A GREEN TRAIL THROUGH RURAL FRANCE

Our own local experienced staff on the ground in Europe will provide support and a friendly face during your trip. Enjoy verdant scenery that's easy on the eye, this route can't be beaten. The trail from Le Puy takes you through the Central massif uplands and then cuts diagonally across the middle of Southern France. Winding its way through forests and fields, river gorges and rolling hills, it is a truly beautiful walk.

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HAVE A STRESS-FREE ADVENTURE

We book everything directly and make all your arrangements from our office on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. We take care of all the details - accommodation, luggage transfers, maps, breakfasts and transport. Relax and enjoy your Camino experience, knowing you have a secure booking each night with your bags waiting.

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FLEXIBLE TRIPS TAILORED TO YOU

The Le Puy route can be quite rugged, so we listen to what you want and tailor the walking to your ability and timeframes, giving you the experience that best suits you. We can vary the length of stages and find the accommodation that best suits your needs and budget.

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES AND TOWNS

This walk is rated as one of the very best in France with good reason. The GR65 route winds its way through an impressive list of stunning villages and towns including medieval Conques, St Come D'olt, Estaing, Espalion and Moissac. If you want to explore the French countryside, you'll not find a finer trip.

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TAILORMADE TRIPS

YOUR PILGRIMAGE, YOUR WAY

We have been operating trips on Le Puy Camino since 2014 so we are the experts! Our full length trip is our most popular trip but we also specialise in tailormade itineraries. You can request additional nights and/or alter the walking distances to suit your timeframe and fitness levels. Luggage transfers are included, so all you carry is a light daypack. We offer real-time advice, book the best accommodation on the routes, and we have staff members on the Camino to provide support.

 

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Le Puy Camino (France)

40 Days

Le Puy Camino (France)

The Full Le Puy Camino

Moderate - Challenging Self-Guided
  • Stunning, ever-changing terrain
  • Impressive architecture and historic UNESCO world heritage sites
  • The most beautiful villages in France
  • French culture, gastronomy and dialects across different regions
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$7,695.00

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41 Days

Le Puy Camino (France)

The Full Le Puy Camino: Womens Trip

Moderate - Challenging Self-Guided
  • One of the best-loved walks in France 
  • Ideal for single female travellers who prefer company on their walk
  • A full immersion into French history, food and hospitality
  • Historic towns, medieval abbeys, pilgrim churches and impressive cathedrals
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$7,695.00

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20 Days

Le Puy Camino (France)

The Cahors Trip: Le Puy Camino

Moderate - Challenging Self-Guided
  • Charming villages with rich historical and architectural heritage  
  • Peaceful walking through woodlands, moors of heather, limestone plateaus and verdant farmland 
  • The mythic Aubrac high plateau with its wildflowers and grazing cows
  • Medieval Cahors – famous for its gastronomy and legendary Valentré bridge
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$3,795.00

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13 Days

Le Puy Camino (France)

The Conques Trip: Le Puy Camino

Challenging Self-Guided
  • A beautiful 200km walk across the Central Massif of France
  • Ever-changing cultures, gastronomy and dialects
  • Espalion’s 16th-century Veiux Palace and 11th century Pont Veiux
  • The beautiful medieval Romanesque abbey and hidden village of Conques
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$2,450.00

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13 Days

Le Puy Camino (France)

The Slow Walk – Cahors to Condom

Moderate Self-Guided
  • Shorter daily distances and ample time to relax in the village squares
  • Tranquil country paths and beautiful trails 
  • Picture-postcard rural scenery and a wealth of gastronomic experiences 
  • Impressive architecture and historic UNESCO world heritage sites
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$2,600.00

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Exclusive Guide

Le Puy Camino

Discover inspiration, travel essentials, practical information and more in our free Destination Guide. All you need to know about walking the Camino de Santiago routes through Spain, Portugal and France!

Walking the Camino is an incredible journey that will immerse you not only in Europe’s grand history, food and culture but most importantly the extraordinary camaraderie that exists along these routes. The spirit of the Camino de Santiago is alive and well among people from all over the world. It is a ‘bucket list’ experience you will never forget!

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If you don’t see the exact trip you’re looking for then consider a customised trip, individually tailored to your ideal walking distances and timeframes. Have a look at our tailor-made trips page on the link below and drop us a line:

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