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 

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

Guided tour
Reservations: 8 days
Duration: 1 hr

Practical information


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


Useful adresses

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

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

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

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