Events in Le Puy-en-Velay
Stay at Hotel Bristol and get out and about in the city
The Originals City, Hotel Bristol, Le Puy-en-Velay is the ideal base for attending unmissable events in Le Puy-en-Velay and the wider region.
This sacred music festival takes place each August. It’s a must-visit event for lovers of the genre, spanning various locations across the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region: La Chaise-Dieu Abbey, Le Puy-en-Velay’s churches and its Italian-style theatre, Saint-Jean church in Ambert, Saint-Julien basilica in Brioude, Saint-Georges church in Saint-Paulien, and Saint-Gilles in Chamalières-sur-Loire.
First held in 1964, the Le Puy-en-Velay Folklore Festival attracts dance troupes from around the world, who come to put on folk dance displays in the streets of the city and the surrounding towns and villages. Take a tour of the world without ever leaving Haute-Loire!
Every year since 1983, Le Puy-en-Velay has marked the anniversary of the first hot air balloon flight with an international festival that showcases the area’s rich landscapes, undulating terrain and exceptional heritage.
The Grand Trail du Saint-Jacques is a legendary challenge that follows the section of the pilgrimage route towards Santiago de Compostela that runs between Le Puy-en-Velay and the Domaine du Sauvage.