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The Jerusalem Way is the world's longest pilgrimage and international peace and culture route!

The Jerusalem Way connects religions and peoples in a unique peace project.

The Jerusalem Way stands for mutual recognition and tolerance.

Love, the most powerful force in the universe, penetrates, illuminates everything and builds bridges between all people!


Pilgrims create openness to encounters, dismantle prejudices and fears and strengthen trust - basic trust! The supposed boundaries between peoples and religions can be bridged by individuals with love and mutual respect.

St-Privat-d'Allier - Le-Puy-en-Velay
24,10 km / ↓ 630 m / ↑ 444 m
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We stay in the Haute-Loire department, but today we change from the Allier catchment area to the Velay basin. After a few quiet stages on the heights of the Massiv Central, Le-Puy-En-Velay gets very lively again, because this city with 20 inhabitants is one of the most important pilgrimage places in France. The remainder of the ascent after leaving Saint-Privat-d'Allier to Wassigart is still quite steep, but the descent to Le Puy is much flatter and we can look forward to the sights ahead with the various views of the city. Le Puy-En-Velay, with its cathedral located on a volcanic hill, was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 000. The Chapelle Saint-Michel-d´Aiguilhe, enthroned on a volcanic needle, is also worth a visit. This place deserves that we take a rest and visit here.


Facts & Figures

Distance: 24,10 km
Difference in altitude: 572 m
Highest point: 1.215 m
Lowest point: 643 m
Total ascent: 444 m
Total descent: 630 m