Puy Road

The Road of Le Puy to Santiago de Compostela

The history, legends, development and infrastructure of the stations along the French Puy Road or Via Podensis through Le Puy-en-Velay, Conques, Cahors and Moissac to the shrine of Saint James at Compostela

Saint-Pierre de Bessuéjouls

Saint-Pierre de Bessuéjouls

Pilgrims came by an isolated priory, Saint Pierre de Bessuéjouls. The church was set within the small wooded valley of the Astruges. The belltower is a remarkable vestige of the Pilgrimage Road.

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Conques and Compostela

Conques and Compostela

Conques and Compostela formed an alliance early on. The French abbey was an established pilgrimage centre which exerted an important influence on the shrine of Saint James at Compostela

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Aubrac Notre-Dame des Pauvres

Aubrac Notre-Dame des Pauvres

The hospice of Aubrac Notre-Dame des Pauvres was a vital station on the Puy Road to Compostela. Located high on the plateau, it was dedicated to the care of pilgrims.

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