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Worth the hike

Wow! So beautiful. We were all alone at the top. It’s beautiful and peaceful. There was some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
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Nice climb to the top

In any other place would be really worthwhile, but overshadowed by Statue Notre Dame. Long climb to... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Cornwall, near England
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17 rue Charles Rocher, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay, France
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 6, 2007

I visited Le Puy en Velay in August 2006 and had a fascinated guided tour of the old town and the cathedral. Following our guide, we made our way around the building where we could see St. Michel Aiguilhe, next to the town, an enormous...More

10  Thank Dickie-Bird
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 30, 2014

A long walk up to an impressive building, with little to see when we arrived! Not sure I'd bother again!

2  Thank bubbles135
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! So beautiful. We were all alone at the top. It’s beautiful and peaceful. There was some singing in a backroom, it was very fitting. It’s much easier to walk up than it looks!

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Reviewed August 22, 2018

In any other place would be really worthwhile, but overshadowed by Statue Notre Dame. Long climb to chapel and good views from around the base.

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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Climbed up here with half an hour to kill and I'm so glad I did. Beautiful views across the town and the chapel is utterly beautiful. The best €3 I've spent.

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

Just visited here again some years after a previous visit. It is an amazing place and you have to wonder how they built it. As you drive into or around Le Puy En Velay you see this in the distance and it is stunning. Admission...More

Thank Max K
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

A lovely little chapel after a good climb of over 286 steps. Gives fantastic views back over the city.

Thank Darren H
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Climbing the steps is not as difficult as it seems. Make sure you go to the chapel at the base. The views are spectacular and the interior is breathtaking. The history wraps itself around you as you puruse it’s interior and walk around it’s exterior....More

2  Thank Kathy J
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Having seen this in a National Geographic magazine that my grandfather had in his collection, years ago, I just had to make it part of my drive through the south of France. It is magnificent. The ticket is only 3.50€, which is a reasonable price...More

Thank Ray V
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a day early in September and there were few people around. We parked in the town and walked out, approx. 15 mins to the base of the rock with some amazing photo opportunities. The climb is not difficult - plenty of places...More

Thank Moriston
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Really an amazing feat of construction! Well worth the climb. Beautiful murals inside the chapel. Over 200 steps though!

Thank Max S
Reviewed August 13, 2017

The entrance fees are a bit overpriced but the site is very nice and offers incredible views on the surroundings from the top.

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The Chapelle is opened from 2 to 5 pm during Christmas holidays. If you cannot come during holiday time, we can make an appointment and you can come another day (I'll come to open the church). You can contact me whenever you... More
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Response from Babette | Reviewed this property |
We visited the Chapelle just about one year ago. I believe it was 268 steps to the top. Easy climbing, spectacular setting and incredible views. We would definitely return for another visit