The prefecture of the Haute-Loire, otherwise known
for its lacework, is now experiencing more than ever the departure
point of one of the best known routes of Saint-Jacques of Compostelle,
the via Podiensis.
bishop of Puy, is one of the first known "Jacquaires".
Underneath the Notre-Dame cathedral where the pilgrims practised
Every morning from spring to autumn, the pilgrims preparing to
take the route were blessed at the foot of the statue of the black