Living + Teaching in Le Puy-en-Velay, France

Population: 19,976
Département: Haute-Loire

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


Crêperie Gohan
1 rue Saint-Pierre

Santa Lucia
8 Place du Lit

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


La Brûlerie
1 rue Portail d'Avignon

Agapi Tea Room
rue Saint-Gilles


e Bobar
Place de la Halle

Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit


Musée Crozatier
rue Antoine Martin

  • Le Puy Cathedral
  • Virgin Mary Statue
  • Saint-Michel Chapel

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips

Day Trips: Polignac to see the château

eekend Trips: Lyon

Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities

  • Skiing at Les Estables
  • Several nearby hiking trails + pilgrimage routes
  • Along the Loire River at the bottom of town

Housing Examples

  • 310€ per month for a studio apartment

Worst Things About City

Best Things About City

  • Friendly locals
  • Beautiful surroundings
  • Can be difficult to get to bigger cities by train
  • ot a good place for shopping

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants

  • Be aware that many shops + restaurants will be closed on Sundays + Mondays.
  • Do your best to get out into the surrounding countryside (although that may require the use of a car or a friend with a car).


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