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Vézelay

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yonne

Vézelay - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yonne
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Vézelay is a center of Christianity since the Middle Ages, it is also a rallying point of the pilgrimage to St Jacques de Compostela. The Basilica Sainte-Madeleine and the village are classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. Vézelay is part of the "Most Beautiful Villages of France".

Geographical information

MunicipalityVézelay
Postcode89450
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Latitude47.4656740 (N 47° 27’ 56”)
Longitude3.7461430 (E 3° 44’ 46”)
AltitudeFrom 170m to 339m
Surface area21.83 km²
Population445 inhabitants
Density20 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAuxerre (51 km, 51 min)
Insee code89446
IntercommunalityCC Avallon, Vézelay, Morvan
DepartmentYonne
TerritoryBurgundy
RegionBurgundy-Franche-Comté

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Père2.8 km (5 min)
Asquins3.5 km (6 min)
Foissy-lès-Vézelay5.9 km (8 min)
Pierre-Perthuis6.5 km (9 min)
Tharoiseau7.2 km (10 min)
Chamoux8.1 km (8 min)
Menades8.3 km (11 min)
Blannay9.2 km (10 min)
Fontenay-près-Vézelay9.8 km (13 min)
Asnières-sous-Bois9.8 km (16 min)
Domecy-sur-le-Vault9.9 km (13 min)
Montillot10 km (12 min)
Island10.2 km (14 min)
Domecy-sur-Cure10.3 km (13 min)
Sermizelles11 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

The village of Vézelay and the Basilica Sainte-Madeleine are classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. Discover the riches of this medieval city through its monuments and museums.

Places of interest

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Monuments
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Events and festivities

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Vézelay, world heritage of humanity
Vézelay, world heritage of humanity
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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Panorama on Vézelay (© J.E)
Panorama on Vézelay (© J.E)
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Zervos Museum, overlooking the Morvan
Zervos Museum, overlooking the Morvan
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Panorama of the city from the East (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama of the city from the East (© Jean Espirat)
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Main street (© Jean Espirat)
Main street (© Jean Espirat)
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Facade of the Basilica (© Jean Espirat)
Facade of the Basilica (© Jean Espirat)
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House with turret (© Jean Espirat)
House with turret (© Jean Espirat)
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View of the city from the east side (© Jean Espirat)
View of the city from the east side (© Jean Espirat)
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Exterior Wing South of the Basilica (© Jean Espirat)
Exterior Wing South of the Basilica (© Jean Espirat)
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Facade of the Zervos Museum in Vézelay
Facade of the Zervos Museum in Vézelay
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Facade of the Basilica (© J.E)
Facade of the Basilica (© J.E)
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Panorama on Vézelay (© J.E)
Panorama on Vézelay (© J.E)
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Left portal of the basilica (© J.E)
Left portal of the basilica (© J.E)
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Nave of the Basilica (© J.E)
Nave of the Basilica (© J.E)
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Nave of the Basilica (© J.E)
Nave of the Basilica (© J.E)
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One of the sculptures of pillars (© J.E)
One of the sculptures of pillars (© J.E)
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Lock of the great portal of the basilica (© J.E)
Lock of the great portal of the basilica (© J.E)
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Medieval gate at the bottom (© J.E)
Medieval gate at the bottom (© J.E)
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Tympanum of the left portal (© J.E)
Tympanum of the left portal (© J.E)
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Panorama from the terrace of the old castle (© J.E)
Panorama from the terrace of the old castle (© J.E)
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Panorama of the village of Saint-Père (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama of the village of Saint-Père (© Jean Espirat)
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Entrance to the old village (© Jean Espirat)
Entrance to the old village (© Jean Espirat)
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Main street, seen from the top of the village (© Jean Espirat)
Main street, seen from the top of the village (© Jean Espirat)
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House of the Columbians - 15th century (© Jean Espirat)
House of the Columbians - 15th century (© Jean Espirat)
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Old Holy Cross gate and medieval path to the city (© Jean Espirat)
Old Holy Cross gate and medieval path to the city (© Jean Espirat)
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The Pontot (© Jean Espirat)
The Pontot (© Jean Espirat)
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Lintel evoking the siege of Vézelay in 1569 (© J.E)
Lintel evoking the siege of Vézelay in 1569 (© J.E)
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Malice on a sculpture, in the city (© Jean Espirat)
Malice on a sculpture, in the city (© Jean Espirat)
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Street of the Tripot (© Jean Espirat)
Street of the Tripot (© Jean Espirat)
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Sculpture (© J.E)
Sculpture (© J.E)
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Sculpture against a wall in the upper town (© Jean Espirat)
Sculpture against a wall in the upper town (© Jean Espirat)
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Sculpture against a city wall (© Jean Espirat)
Sculpture against a city wall (© Jean Espirat)
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Sculpture against a city wall (© Jean Espirat)
Sculpture against a city wall (© Jean Espirat)
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Cartouche against a wall (© Jean Espirat)
Cartouche against a wall (© Jean Espirat)
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Scallop shell sculpted (© Jean Espirat)
Scallop shell sculpted (© Jean Espirat)
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Large external portal of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)
Large external portal of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)
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Sculpture of the base of a pillar of the façade (© Jean Espirat)
Sculpture of the base of a pillar of the façade (© Jean Espirat)
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Southern Tympanum (© Jean Espirat)
Southern Tympanum (© Jean Espirat)
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Northern Tympanum (© Jean Espirat)
Northern Tympanum (© Jean Espirat)
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Central interior door and tympanum (© Jean Espirat)
Central interior door and tympanum (© Jean Espirat)
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Basilica (© Jean Espirat)
Basilica (© Jean Espirat)
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Basilica seen from the choir (© Jean Espirat)
Basilica seen from the choir (© Jean Espirat)
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Exterior of the pillow of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)
Exterior of the pillow of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)
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Remaining corridor of the former cloister (© Jean Espirat)
Remaining corridor of the former cloister (© Jean Espirat)
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The zodiac on the ceiling of a chapel (© Jean Espirat)
The zodiac on the ceiling of a chapel (© Jean Espirat)
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Vézelay seen from plane (© Visitor's House)
Vézelay seen from plane (© Visitor's House)
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Crypt of the Basilica (© Jean Espirat)
Crypt of the Basilica (© Jean Espirat)
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Another view of the crypt (© Jean Espirat)
Another view of the crypt (© Jean Espirat)
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Relics of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, in the crypt (© J.E)
Relics of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, in the crypt (© J.E)
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Chair of the Basilica (© Jean Espirat)
Chair of the Basilica (© Jean Espirat)
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Capital of the Basilica: St. George and the Dragon (© J.E)
Capital of the Basilica: St. George and the Dragon (© J.E)
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Capital: Adam and Eve (© Jean Espirat)
Capital: Adam and Eve (© Jean Espirat)
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Capital: Herod and Herodias (© Jean Espirat)
Capital: Herod and Herodias (© Jean Espirat)
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Capital: hunting (© Jean Espirat)
Capital: hunting (© Jean Espirat)
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Capital: the mystical mill (© Jean Espirat)
Capital: the mystical mill (© Jean Espirat)
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Capital: the sermon to the woodcutter (© Jean Espirat)
Capital: the sermon to the woodcutter (© Jean Espirat)
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Capital: the pelicans (© Jean Espirat)
Capital: the pelicans (© Jean Espirat)
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Capital: Moses and the Golden Calf (© Jean Espirat)
Capital: Moses and the Golden Calf (© Jean Espirat)
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Capital: Saint-Benoit resuscitating a child (© J.E)
Capital: Saint-Benoit resuscitating a child (© J.E)
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Capital: Saint-Benoît resuscitating a child (© J.E)
Capital: Saint-Benoît resuscitating a child (© J.E)
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Capital in the Basilica (© Jean Espirat)
Capital in the Basilica (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
The Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene (© Frantz)
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Chapel of the Cordelle
Chapel of the Cordelle
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House Jules Roy
House Jules Roy
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Weather

Monday 21 august
Min. 10°C - Max. 25°C
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Tuesday 22 august
Min. 13°C - Max. 29°C
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Wednesday 23 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 28°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

To visit the area:

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Taste the wines of Yonne and France
Local flavours6 € Avallon (13.1 km)
Shopping at the Biscuiterie de Bourgogne
Local flavoursFreeJoux-la-Ville (18 km)
Yonne scenic train
Entertainment3 € to 6 € Massangis (24 km)
Visit the Gueguen Estate
Local flavoursFreePréhy (33 km)
Visit the remarkable garden of Corbelin
Culture and education5 € La Chapelle-Saint-André (33 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Circuit of the Three Valleys
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate4h00Varzy (29 km)
Tour of Saint-Agnan Lake
HikeEasy2h15Saint-Agnan (31 km)
Chablais Path
HikeEasy2h00Courgis (34 km)
Champgazon Peat Bog
HikeEasy1h30Montsauche-les-Settons (35 km)
Tour of Grand Champ Wood
HikeEasy1h00Montsauche-les-Settons (35 km)

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