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Chapelle St. Michel d'Aiguilhe

17 rue Charles Rocher, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay, France
+33 4 71 09 50 03
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Climbing the steps is not as difficult as it seems. Make sure you go to the chapel at the base. The... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Kathy J
Beaver PA
via mobile
An amazing rock and construction

Having seen this in a National Geographic magazine that my grandfather had in his collection, years... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Ray V
Chaves, Portugal
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17 rue Charles Rocher, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay, France
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Reviewed 14 November 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

Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 23 September 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 5 September 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 14 August 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 13 August 2017

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

Thank BEUS_Bkk
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This chapel perched on an extinct volcano vent is one of the magnets that draws tourists to Le Puy en Velay . It is reached by a short walk up external stairs and provides an extended view over the countryside.

Thank Johnspi52
Reviewed 22 July 2017

One of the exciting things to do in Le Puy-en-Velay is to visit this chapel. Although being a good example of the French Romanic style, what makes it different from other chapels in the same style is that this one was built on a high...More

Thank Vitor A
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This chapel is dedicated to the archangel Michael build on top of a rock. You got to be asking yourself how did they do it in the mediaeval times. Getting up there is not as difficult as you would think. There are wooden benches along...More

Thank Laki22
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

3.50€ adult ticket. Amazing panorama of the city and Notre Dame statue. 268 steps till the top. The real symbol of Le Puy en Velay.

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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

What can you say? This is a pretty spectacular place and being able to access it is pretty special. The walk up the steps gets the heart rate going, but it doesn't take long. The view and the chapel itself make the climb worth it.

Thank Warren D
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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