Le Puy en Velay

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With massive volcanic spikes, this village setting is awe-inspiring, along with its artifacts and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Le Puy-en-Velay is a commune in south-central France near the Loire river. The city is famous for its cathedral, a kind of lentil, and for its lace-making. Le Puy-en-Velay's most striking attraction is the Cathedrale Notre-Dame du Puy, dating chiefly from the first half of the 12th century. The façade, striped in courses of white sandstone and black volcanic breccia, is reached by a flight of sixty steps, and consists of three orders, the lowest composed of three high arcades opening into the porch, which extends beneath the first bays of the nave.
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