In the 80’s, I spent a week in the Auvergne, an area visited infrequently by Americans. I was there with Bob Noah who had arranged for a group of us to have private classes at the French National School of Pastry (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie ) in Yssingeaux. This French departement and the area around Le-Puy-en-Velay intrigued me and I had always wanted to go back. I got my chance this past Fall.
Xavier and I stopped briefly in Yssingeaux at the school….nothing seems to have changed
then on to
Not only is Le Puy known for being a stopover on the The Way of Saint James to Compostele (Chemin de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle), it is also well known for handmade lace, lentils, and these volcanic peaks.
Nope, there are more steps inside the church….the view below is from the top inside the church…a very unique entrance.