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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
Population443 inhabitants
Density20 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAuxerre (51 km, 51 min)
Insee code89446
IntercommunalityCC du Vézelien
DepartmentYonne
RegionBurgundy

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)

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

Information points
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Monuments
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Events and festivities

Photos

Facade of the Basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
Facade of the Basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
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Street ( © Jean Espirat )
Street ( © Jean Espirat )
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Panorama over the city from the east ( © Jean Espirat )
Panorama over the city from the east ( © Jean Espirat )
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View the city from the east side ( © Jean Espirat )
View the city from the east side ( © Jean Espirat )
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Outdoor South Wing the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
Outdoor South Wing the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
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House with turret ( © Jean Espirat )
House with turret ( © Jean Espirat )
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Zervos Museum, overlooking the Morvan
Zervos Museum, overlooking the Morvan
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Panorama Vézelay ( © JE)
Panorama Vézelay ( © JE)
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Frontage Zervos museum Vézelay
Frontage Zervos museum Vézelay
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Facade of the Basilica ( © JE)
Facade of the Basilica ( © JE)
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Panorama Vézelay ( © JE)
Panorama Vézelay ( © JE)
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the left of the basilica portal ( © JE)
the left of the basilica portal ( © JE)
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Nave of the Basilica ( © JE)
Nave of the Basilica ( © JE)
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Nave of the Basilica ( © JE)
Nave of the Basilica ( © JE)
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A sculpture pillars ( © JE)
A sculpture pillars ( © JE)
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Lock the main portal the basilica ( © JE)
Lock the main portal the basilica ( © JE)
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medieval gate bottom ( © JE)
medieval gate bottom ( © JE)
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Eardrum left portal ( © JE)
Eardrum left portal ( © JE)
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Panorama from the terrace of the old castle ( © JE)
Panorama from the terrace of the old castle ( © JE)
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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 medieval village ( © Jean Espirat )
Entrance to the medieval village ( © Jean Espirat )
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high Street, view from the town ( © Jean Espirat )
high Street, view from the town ( © Jean Espirat )
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House Colombs - 15th century ( © Jean Espirat )
House Colombs - 15th century ( © Jean Espirat )
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old door Sainte -Croix and medieval road to city ​​( © Jean Espirat )
old door Sainte -Croix and medieval road to city ​​( © Jean Espirat )
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the Pontot ( © Jean Espirat )
the Pontot ( © Jean Espirat )
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Lintel evoking the seat Vézelay in 1569 ( © JE)
Lintel evoking the seat Vézelay in 1569 ( © JE)
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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 gambling den ( © Jean Espirat )
Street gambling den ( © Jean Espirat )
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Sculpture ( © JE)
Sculpture ( © JE)
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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 wall of the city ( © Jean Espirat )
Sculpture against a wall of the city ( © Jean Espirat )
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Sculpture against a wall of the city ( © Jean Espirat )
Sculpture against a wall of the city ( © Jean Espirat )
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cartridge against a Wall ( © Jean Espirat )
cartridge against a Wall ( © Jean Espirat )
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Coquille Saint- Jacques carved ( © Jean Espirat )
Coquille Saint- Jacques carved ( © Jean Espirat )
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Grand outer portal of the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
Grand outer portal of the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
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Sculpture based on a pillar of the facade ( © Jean Espirat )
Sculpture based on a pillar of the facade ( © Jean Espirat )
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South Tympanum ( © Jean Espirat )
South Tympanum ( © Jean Espirat )
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North tympanum ( © Jean Espirat )
North tympanum ( © Jean Espirat )
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Central Interior Door and eardrum ( © Jean Espirat )
Central Interior Door and eardrum ( © Jean Espirat )
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Basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
Basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
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Basilica for the choir ( © Jean Espirat )
Basilica for the choir ( © Jean Espirat )
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Exterior of the apse of the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
Exterior of the apse of the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
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Corridor remains of the old cloister ( © Jean Espirat )
Corridor remains of the old cloister ( © Jean Espirat )
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Zodiac ceiling of a chapel ( © Jean Espirat )
Zodiac ceiling of a chapel ( © Jean Espirat )
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Vézelay from the air ( © House Visitor)
Vézelay from the air ( © House Visitor)
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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 Saint Mary Magdalene in the crypt ( © JE)
Relics of Saint Mary Magdalene in the crypt ( © JE)
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Chair of the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
Chair of the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital of the basilica : Saint George and the dragon ( © JE)
Capital of the basilica : Saint George and the dragon ( © JE)
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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 woodcutter ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital : the sermon woodcutter ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital : pelicans ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital : 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 resurrecting a child ( © JE)
Capital : Saint- Benoit resurrecting a child ( © JE)
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Capital Saint Benedict resuscitating a child ( © JE)
Capital Saint Benedict resuscitating a child ( © JE)
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Capital in the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital in the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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tent ( © Jean Espirat )
tent ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital ( © Jean Espirat )
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Weather

Monday 6 july
Min. 19°C - Max. 32°C
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Tuesday 7 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 33°C
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Wednesday 8 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 22°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

To visit the area:

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Museum of Medieval Innovation
Culture and education4 € to 7 € Lichères-sur-Yonne (12.7 km)
Visit the Gueguen Estate
Local flavoursFreePréhy (33 km)
Tours of the Chablis vineyard and cellars
Local flavours25 € to 140 € Chablis (39 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of Saint-Agnan Lake
HikeEasy2h15Saint-Agnan (31 km)
Chablais Path
HikeEasy3h00Courgis (34 km)
Champgazon Peat Bog
HikeEasy1h30Montsauche-les-Settons (35 km)
Tour of Grand Champ Wood
HikeEasy1h00Montsauche-les-Settons (35 km)
Champlemy - Nolay
HikeIntermediate6h00Champlemy (36 km)

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