The Way of St James – GR 65

Camino de Santiago

From Le Puy-en-Velay or Via Podiensis

Sur le Chemin de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle

The Way of St James is one of the main routes in France leading to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The Via Podiensis or the Le Puy Route is one of the four routes through France on the pilgrimage to the tomb of St. James the Great.

From Geneva to the Pyrenees, the two routes (via Gebennensis and via Podiensis) are waymarked as one of the French major hiking routes, the GR 65, with a few local variations or detours, including GR 651 through the valley of Célé and GR 652 via Rocamadour.



Balisage GR65
Balisage GR65

The path is marked in red and white and it is still strongly advised to purchase the guidebook published by the French Federation of Hiking – Reference 651.

Buy online at :



Reservations are not required but highly recommended!

Several guides list the way of accommodations:



During your trip, you can leave your car in several places in town :

  • Garage Louis et Damien GERVAIS – Tél : +334 66 42 80 17 ;
  • At the campsite (open from June 1st to September 30) for  2,25€/day

Please don’t park your car in Place du Portail nor Place du Foirail : when we organize events, we sometimes need those squares free of vehicules.


Luggages transport

If you want to hike without your backpack, you can ask some transport societies to take it for you :

Click on the link to access the document Transport_Societies




Useful webpages