Consisting of barely more than a church, a hotel and a few dozen houses, the village of Espeyrac is filled with quaint alleys and is a delightful place to stop for the night on a long-distance walk along the Chemin de Saint-Jacques du-Puy.
(Published December 2015, updated March 2020)
A leisurely stroll around the village will take less than an hour, so leave your boots on and start exploring.
What will you find?
Which long-distance walk in France visits Espeyrac?
Where is Espeyrac, France? Find it on Google maps
Espeyrac is located 190 kilometres (119 miles) along the Chemin de Saint-Jacques – a ten day walk from the starting point of Le-Puy-en-Velay.
Click through to find my suggested itinerary for all five stages of the walk
If you prefer to set your own agenda, I share the steps I take to calculate distances on any long-distance walk (using the Chemin de Stevenson as a case study)
The Compostel’Bus service runs every morning, connecting Espeyrac with villages along the path between Le-Puy-en-Velay and Conques and making the return journey each afternoon. Other stops include Montbonnet, Saint-Privat-d’Allier, Monistrol-d’Allier, Saugues, Villeret-d’Apchier, La Roche, Les Faux, Saint-Alban-sur-Limagnole, Aumont-Aubrac, Nasbinals, Aubrac, Saint-Chély-d’Aubrac, Saint-Côme-d’Olt, Espalion, Estaing, Golinhac and Sénergues.
Tourist Office in Espeyrac
There is no Tourist Office in Espeyrac but if you need assistance, ask at the mairie which is open every morning from Monday to Saturday. Opening hours are listed here.
Accommodation in Espeyrac
Options for accommodation are limited so I recommend booking ahead at either –
Hôtel de la Vallée
Where to eat in Espeyrac
Hôtel de la Vallée offers a delicious home-cooked meal, included with the demi-pension rate.
If you are spending the night at the communal gîte, cooking facilities are available in the communal kitchen. The grocery store in the village is open each morning (except Saturday) but closes at lunchtime so you will need to arrive prepared with ingredients for your dinner.