Kelleymac--I have decided against Le Puy, as I speak no French (which doesn't stop me on its own, mind you!) and don't want to bother with reserving ahead. I will be flying from Lyon to Madrid and walking CF for a bit. I only have a few weeks, and I love CF!
Flying to Paris on Sept 25th, then down to.... ? Le Puy? Biarritz? Lisbon? -- I just saw a really inexpensive ticket this morning and bought it. I will only have two weeks to walk... Sadly, my son (now 16) has to stay is school. :(