Martin M. Miles' photos


  • Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille - Thomas De Pourquery & Supersonic

    Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille is known by musicians as this is the place of the "Festival du Monastier" (aka "Festival de Cuivres"), a great meeting centered around "brass". 40 concerts - in 7 days!! I did not know Thomas De Pourquery & Supersonic and so I…

  • Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille - Thomas De Pourquery & Supersonic

    Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille is known by musicians as this is the place of the "Festival du Monastier" (aka "Festival de Cuivres"), a great meeting centered around "brass". 40 concerts - in 7 days!! I did not know Thomas De Pourquery & Supersonic and so I…

  • Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille - Emile Parisien Quintet

    Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille is known by musicians as this is the place of the "Festival du Monastier" (aka "Festival de Cuivres"), a great meeting centered around "brass". 40 concerts - in 7 days!! We had stayed here for the full seven days in 2017, but r…


  • Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille - Emile Parisien Quintet

    Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille is known by musicians as this is the place of the "Festival du Monastier" (aka "Festival de Cuivres"), a great meeting centered around "brass". 40 concerts - in 7 days!! We had stayed here for the full seven days in 2017, but r…

  • Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille - ElectraVoice

    Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille is known by musicians as this is the place of the "Festival du Monastier" (aka "Festival de Cuivres"), a great meeting centered around "brass". 40 concerts - in 7 days!! We had stayed here for the full seven days in 2017, but r…

  • Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille - ElectraVoice

    Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille is known by musicians as this is the place of the "Festival du Monastier" (aka "Festival de Cuivres"), a great meeting centered around "brass". 40 concerts - in 7 days!! We had stayed here for the full seven days in 2017, but r…


  • Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille - ElectraVoice

    Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille is known by musicians as this is the place of the "Festival du Monastier" (aka "Festival de Cuivres"), a great meeting centered around "brass". 40 concerts - in 7 days!! We had stayed here for the full seven days in 2017, but…

  • Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille - ElectraVoice

    Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille is known by musicians as this is the place of the "Festival du Monastier" (aka "Festival de Cuivres"), a great meeting centered around "brass". 40 concerts - in 7 days!! We had stayed here for the full seven days in 2017, but…

  • Polignac - Château de Polignac

    The castle of Polignac was built on a basalt platform, that is a fragment of an old volcanic flow from the 11th century on. The fortress occupied a strategic location and could accommodate upto 800 soldiers in addition to the Lord of Polignac`s family.…


  • Saint-Paulien - Saint-Georges

    Saint-Paulien was a settlement of the "Velavi" in Roman times. It was an important town and even hold the bishopric, before it was moved to Le Puy. The very first bishop in Le Puy was a disciple of Saint Font, the missionay of the Gauls. His name was Geor…

  • Saint-Paulien - Saint-Georges

    Saint-Paulien was a settlement of the "Velavi" in Roman times. It was an important town and even hold the bishopric, before it was moved to Le Puy. The very first bishop in Le Puy was a disciple of Saint Font, the missionay of the Gauls. His name was Geor…

  • Saint-Paulien - Saint-Georges

    Saint-Paulien was a settlement of the "Velavi" in Roman times. It was an important town and even hold the bishopric, before it was moved to Le Puy. The very first bishop in Le Puy was a disciple of Saint Font, the missionay of the Gauls. His name was Geor…


  • Le Puy en Velay - Lav' Flash

    When, about a decade ago, I took a break on my walk from Geneva to Conques in Le Puy, I had to "visit" one of the launderettes in town. The more and the longer I have travelled - the more I loved launderettes, as they are inmportant meeting and melting po…

  • Le Puy en Velay

    "Notre-Dame de France" towers over the town since 1860. Seen as well from the street of the newer part of Le Puy are the bell tower and the dome of the cathedral.

  • Le Puy en Velay - Via Podiensis

    In medieval times Le Puy has been a point, where pilgrims met, to follow the "Via Podensis" to Santiago de Compostella (-> 1600 kms). It still is! The mass begins at 7am and ends with the blessing of pilgrims. The pilgrims seen here, rushing to the cath…


  • Le Puy-en-Velay - A la 5eme saison

    Le Puy has many tourists - and so as well really many restaurants. Of course most offer "Lentilles verte du Puy", but we already had them before (with Roquefort!). So this night, we had choosen the "A la 5eme saison", na nice restaurant near the cathedral…

  • Le Puy en Velay - Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation

    Since the early (even pre-Christian) times Le Puy has been a center of pilgrimage. Le Puy was a centre of the cult of Our Lady, already Charlemagne made the pilgrimage to Le Puy twice. The cathedral is a complex Romanesque structure, kown for a wide vari…

  • Le Puy en Velay - Notre-Dame de France

    Since the early (even pre-Christian) times Le Puy has been a center of pilgrimage. Le Puy was a centre of the cult of Our Lady, already Charlemagne made the pilgrimage to Le Puy twice. Over centuries a miraculous original Black Virgin was adored here. Th…


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