We leave Saint Julien-Chapteuil and walk for a long time along the D15 road until we turn onto this dirt track.
An adventurous bridge takes us over the Sumène brook.
An impressive lava rock
The sun comes out.
At the resting place by the baking oven in Tournecol we sit comfortably on one of the otherwise rare benches and enjoy the view.
View of Saint-Germain-Laprade - very small, in the middle of the picture - this is where we have to go.
We cross the village of Marnhac.
We are approaching Saint Germain-Laprade.
The Romanesque church has its own page
The path from Saint Germain follows the road for a long time and then goes up Mont Joie. From here you can see Le Puy.
The shoes are not mine.
First view of Le Puy. There we have to go.
After the descent we reach the Loire. In the foreground a part of the old roman bridge
First we walk along the Loire and then along the little river Borne. Here it is just crossed.
The Madonna of Le Puy stands on the volcanic hill.
In the foreground another bridge over the Borne.
Chapelle et Rocher Saint-Michel
The way to the cathedral
Important for the pilgrim: the statue of St. James.
In the cathedral the Madonna of Ley Puy is venerated.
But there I found "Thérese", our constant companion. At St. Thérèse candles are lit.
Photos: Gerhard Eichinger