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Camino(s) past & future
Walking 13 days of Camino Francais in Sept 2018
#1
Hi there,
I’d like to walk a couple of days on the Camino Puy and would like to either leave my suitcase in Le Puy or have it transported.
Does anyone know what I can do?
Thanks.
 

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Kitsambler

Jakobsweg Junkie
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy 2010-11, Prague 2012, Nuremberg 2013, Einsiedeln 2015, Geneva 2017-18
#2
I’d like to walk a couple of days on the Camino Puy ...
As the Le Puy route runs through a vary lightly settled part of France, finding towns with rail connections that are only 1-2-3 days apart is quite difficult. A week, yes. Less than a week, you are looking at rail on one end and hitching a lift on the baggage transport (or a taxi, in a few towns) on the other end. There are transit connections at Le Puy, Figeac, Cahors, Moissac, Condom, Aire sur L'Ador and SJPP.
would like to either leave my suitcase in Le Puy or have it transported.
Baggage transport is available along the full length of the Le Puy route; make arrangements through your lodging host.
 

TMcA

Active Member
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Camino(s) past & future
Pamplona to Santiago (2013)
Le Puy to Pamplona in segments (2013 - 2016)
Pamplona to León
#3
Going back about 3 years I used on multiple occasions the transport services of la Malle Postale from Le Puy to Figeac. They speak English and their service was excellent. They can now store your luggage and deliver it to you back in Le Puy or at the lodging where you terminate your hike. Or they can pick you up and transport you forward/backward along the route. Website is in French, but you can use Google to translate. Their coverage in the past terminated after Figeac - not sure if this has changed.

Advice from Kitsambler is excellent and should be kept in mind.

https://www.lamallepostale.com/fr/services/consigne-bagages

Tom
 

Ellerine

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Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy (2018)
#4
I am planning to walk for 10 days from Le Puy to Conques and will return to Le Puy at the end of the 10 days for the reasons @Kitsambler mentions about lack of transport options. I was going to store my suitcase using La Malle Postale but as I’m going to spend a night each side of the walk in the same B&B in Le Puy (the timings require me to) the B&B owner has agreed to hold my suitcase for a small fee. Depending on how your travel plans work out this might be an option too?

Good luck.

Ellie
 

jsalt

Jill
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Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#5
the B&B owner has agreed to hold my suitcase
This usually works quite well. Book the same accommodation at the beginning and at the end, and ask them to store a bag for you in the meantime. The fact that you are staying both nights should not incur a cost.
Jill
 

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Glenshiro

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Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy - Burgos, Camino Frances (2012 - 2018)
#6
Two days will take you to Saugues, which has no transport link to Le Puy, but La Malle Postale will carry your bag and/or arrange transport back to Le Puy.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Walking 13 days of Camino Francais in Sept 2018
#7
Two days will take you to Saugues, which has no transport link to Le Puy, but La Malle Postale will carry your bag and/or arrange transport back to Le Puy.[/QUOTE


Thanks everyone for your advice. I would like to walk a couple of days from Le Puy in early July. Do I need to make bookings or are there lots of options in small towns along the way?
 

Ellerine

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Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy (2018)
#8
My experience/opinion is purely based on research as I’m yet to do my trip, but most villages between Le Puy and Saugues don’t have tons of options, especially if you’re planning to stay in a gîte d’étape. It all depends on which village you stay in. This forum had been incredibly helpful for me in deciding where to stay so do read through older posts on accommodation. You could also contact the Le Puy tourist office https://www.lepuyenvelay-tourisme.fr/mon-sejour/trouver-un-hebergement/ as they will be able to advise.

If you’re not set on doing the Camino but the main motivation is a walking experience, I noticed on the above website that there is a mention of suggested itineraries for single day walking from Le Puy and taking the train back. This could be more practical if you’re not set on walking the Camino itself.

Finally, do read www.solocamino.com which @ChloeRose has written about her experience of walking the Le Puy route. I found it really useful and inspiring (and it led me to this forum).

Good luck.
E
 
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#9
I'm hoping I can walk from Le Puy to Figeac.If for some reason I cannot walk the distance in time...I need to get to Paris by a certain date... is there transportation along the Via Podiensis that I could take or could I take Bla Bla Car to get to Figeac? Thanks!
 

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