Rent a gite in the Haute Loire and take time to relax and enjoy the peaceful scenery and fascinating history of the region. The main city here is Le Puy-en-Velay, famous for its lentils and lace and the Cathedrale Notre-Dame du Puy, a well-known part of the pilgrimage trail. Other historic religious sites to visit include Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude that boasts one of the longest, tallest Roman naves in France, and Chapelle St. Michel d'Aiguilhe a tiny chapel perched on a lava peak. Shop at bustling open-air markets in the many medieval villages and towns and tour vineyards to taste the excellent local wines. Choose a Haute Loire gite with a private or shared pool to make the most of the lovely climate.