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Getting There -- Passengers arriving in Le Puy from anywhere in Europe must change trains at St-Georges d'Aurac. From there, 10 small trains, timed for convenient connections, travel along the 28km (17-mile) spur route that connects Le Puy's railway station to the rest of the lines of the SNCF. For information, call tel. 36-35 or 08-92-35-35-35. Bus service is of use only in and out of the small villages in the Auvergne. Even buses from Clermont-Ferrand take at least 3 hours to cover the relatively short distance. For bus information, contact La Gare Routière at tel. 04-71-07-42-36. If you're driving, the best way to reach Le Puy is from St-Etienne, traveling southwest along N88. From Clermont-Ferrand, drive south along N88 to Lempdes, continuing southeast along N102 to Le Puy.

Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is on place du Clauzel near La Mairie (town hall; tel. 04-71-09-38-41; fax 04-71-05-22-62; www.ot-lepuyenvelay.fr).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.