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LePuy Route During Easter Week

tominrm

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I will be in Lyon(3 nights) and LePuy(2 nights) during Holy Week and start walking on Easter Sunday. Do you see any problems with this schedule? I know that if I start from Sevilla, it would be a mistake. Will I have problems with lodging in Lyon and LePuy, or the first night in Saint Privat de Allier? If so, what would you suggest? The flight to Lyon on the 9th has already been reserved.
 

Duayne Meyer

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I will be in Lyon(3 nights) and LePuy(2 nights) during Holy Week and start walking on Easter Sunday. Do you see any problems with this schedule? I know that if I start from Sevilla, it would be a mistake. Will I have problems with lodging in Lyon and LePuy, or the first night in Saint Privat de Allier? If so, what would you suggest? The flight to Lyon on the 9th has already been reserved.
I can't speak with great confidence to what you will find lodging-wise in Lyon and LePuy during Holy Week. My guess is that they will be busy enough that you'll want to work out your bookings in advance.

I arrived in LePuy on Easter Monday last year and had no problems with lodging that night, or on any successive day after that. I was told LePuy had been fairly crowded on Easter which, I am guessing, was compounded by Easter being in late April last year as it will be again this year. I had no difficulty finding lodging along the way - including Saint Privat de Allier - but I did book 1-2 days in advance, as was suggested by a number of people on this forum and with whom I walked. The Gite or Chambre d'Hote proprietor in LePuy should be able to give you some good suggestions for lodging, in addition to the Miam Miam Dodo. The app has been translated into English making the guide even more user friendly. Miam is limited in that it doesn't include a great many very good places to stay along the way. That's why I would ask the proprietors of the various places you stay.
Bon Chemin!
 

Kitsambler

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Do you see any problems with this schedule? I know that if I start from Sevilla, it would be a mistake. Will I have problems with lodging in Lyon and LePuy, or the first night in Saint Privat de Allier? If so, what would you suggest?
I assume you're starting the walk from Le Puy on Easter Sunday, April 21.
There is a two-week school holiday that runs (depending on zone) from 7 April to 7 May. This means more competition for lodging and fewer gites open. So, reserve in advance.
1 May is a national holiday. 8 May is a national holiday. These fall on Wednesdays in 2019, so the French tendency to make these holi-days into holi-weekends will extend to making them holi-weeks. This means much more competition for accommodations. (But more gites will be open as this is the heavy season.) So, reserve in advance.
And take your rain gear. Bon chemin!
 

gittiharre

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I assume you're starting the walk from Le Puy on Easter Sunday, April 21.
There is a two-week school holiday that runs (depending on zone) from 7 April to 7 May. This means more competition for lodging and fewer gites open. So, reserve in advance.
1 May is a national holiday. 8 May is a national holiday. These fall on Wednesdays in 2019, so the French tendency to make these holi-days into holi-weekends will extend to making them holi-weeks. This means much more competition for accommodations. (But more gites will be open as this is the heavy season.) So, reserve in advance.
And take your rain gear. Bon chemin!
I second that! Kits ambler is on the ball!
 
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