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Cloître de la cathédrale du Puy-en-Velay

Romanesque cloister and art collection.

Attached to the northern end of the cathedral, the 12th-century cloisters are largely Romanesque. This space was reserved for the cathedral’s canons, or secular clergy. It displays a wide variety of capitals, some with pictorial imagery, allowing us to see how styles have changed. Its 12th-century gate is a rare example of Romanesque ironwork.

A 13th-century fresco in the chapter room depicts the crucifixion. There is also a Museum of Religious Art in the machicolation building which has been redesigned to house the recent arrival of an important collection of embroidered liturgical textiles.

Designated world heritage site by UNESCO as routes of Santiago de Compostela in France

Cloître de la Cathédrale du Puy-en-Velay
3, rue du Cloître
43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
tel.: (33) (0)4 71 05 45 52
fax: (33) (0)4 71 04 98 25 
cloitre.lepuy@monuments-nationaux.fr 

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Offers

Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet
French, German, English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese
Duration: 1 hr

Guided tour
French
Reservations: 8 days
Duration: 1 hr

Practical information

Opening hours

N.B

 

From 2 January to 19 May

Open every day 9.00-12.00 / 14.00-17.00

From 20 May to 30 June

Open every day 9.00-12.00 / 14.00-18.30

From 1st July to 31 August

Open every day 9.00-18.30

From 1st September to 22 September

Open every day 9.00-12.00 / 14.00-18.30

From 23 September to 31 December

Open every day 9.00-12.00 / 14.00-17.00

Closing days

January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and 11 and December 25

Access

Puy-en-Velay Cloître de la cathédrale du Puy-en-Velay
3, rue du Cloître
43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
Ph. : 33 / (0)4 71 05 45 52Fax : 33 / (0)4 71 04 98 25
GPS coordinatesLatitude : 45.0458Longitude : 3.8847Plan your route

By car

From Clermont-Ferrand : A 75, exit n° 20 then N 102 to Le Puy De Lyon : A 6 and A 47 to Saint-Etienne, then N 88 to Le Puy

Suggestions

Useful adresses

Le Puy-en-Velay Tourist Office
tel.: (33) (0)4 71 09 38 41
Lecture tours French, English, German
www.ot-lepuyenvelay.fr 

 
Haute-Loire Tourist Office
tel. : (33) (0)4 71 07 41 65
www.auvergnevacances.com 

Nearby national monuments:
90 km - Château of Villeneuve-Lembron
90 km - Château of Aulteribe