General Description: The Le Puy Route, the old Vía Podensis, is one of the four medieval pilgrim routes through France described in the Codex Calixtinus in the 12th century. 736 km starting in Le Puy-en-Velay then passing through Conques, Cahors and Navarrenx to Ostabat, the small town where three of the French routes converge a short distance north of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.
Waymarking: The route is well marked throughout with small yellow and blue shells.
Terrain: The Le Puy route generally crosses river drainages, resulting in continual climbs and descents. Much of the route passes through forest.
When to go: April through October is the recommended window. Climate table for Le Puy.
Accommodation: Accommodation is generally in hotels, chambres d’hôte and gites d’étape although there are an increasing number of pilgrim-oriented albergues.
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