Le Puy-en-Velay is a town in the Haute-Loire in South central France. It’s known for the green lentils grown in the area, and as gateway to the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage trail. The 12th-century Romanesque Notre Dame
Cathedral has wonderful frescoes and a cloister. Perched on a volcanic rock, St-Michel d’Aiguilhe chapel dates from
the 10th century. Nearby, an 1860 statue of the Virgin Mary looks over the town from another volcanic mount.