Vézelay

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TownVézelay
Insee code89446
Postcode89450
Latitude47.4656740
Longitude3.7461430
AltitudeFrom 170 to 339 meters
Surface21.83 km²
Population443 inhabitants
Density20 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsSaint-Père at 1.6 km
Chief townAuxerre (at 51 km, 51 min)Asquins at 1.8 km
DepartmentYonneFoissy-lès-Vézelay at 3.6 km
RegionBurgundySearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

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".


SIGHTSEEING

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.

  • The Basilica of Sainte-Madeleine (eleventh and twelfth centuries), a masterpiece of Romanesque art.
  • La Maison Jules Roy - A writer's house:
  • Open Palm to November, daily except Tuesday, from 14h to 18h.
  • Free admission.
  • The Museum of the work Viollet-le-Duc:
  • The scope of medieval sculpture to look, two former rooms of the abbey home to medieval sculptures and castings.
  • Open on weekends from Easter to 30 September and daily in July and August from 14h to 18h.
  • The Musée Zervos - Romain Rolland:
  • Modern Art Museum houses works from the collection Zervos bequeathed to the city of Vézelay: Victor Brauner, Calder, Ernst, Giacometti, Helion, Kandinsky, Laurens, Leger, Miro, Picasso ...
  • Open from March 15 to November 15, from 10 to 18 (last entry at 17:20), every day except Tuesday; daily in July and August.
  • Address: Rue Saint-Etienne.
  • Group tours by reservation only.
  • Tel: +33 3 86 32 39 26.
  • The House Guest, to better understand the Basilica of Vézelay.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Vézelay
Information pointsTourist Office of Vézelay
Leisure centresMuseum Zervos
MonumentsBasilica Sainte-Marie-Madeleine,   Birthplace of Théodore de Bèze,   Church Saint-Étienne,   Manor Desfourneaux
Natural sitesWood of the Ferrières,   Wood of the Madeleine

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Concerts in the Basilica: May to October.
  • Festival "Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay" four days of concerts, the penultimate weekend of August.
  • Exhibitions, conferences, workshops, artistic and other events from April to October.
  • Canton Fair: June.
  • Pilgrimage of Saint Mary Magdalene: July 22.
  • Sound and light show history: 50 Extras: 4 days in early August.
  • Festival Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay late August.
  • Market Bio: Sunday mid-September
  • Heritage Days in September.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

To visit the area:

  • Holy Father (2 km): Gothic church, fountains and savory Archaeological Museum.
  • Asquins (2 km): Saint Jacques church and village.
  • Pierre-Perthuis (6 km): church, village and two bridges.
  • Chamoux (7 km): imaginary prehistoric park.
  • Asnières-sous-Bois (9 km): Church and village (wash).
  • Bazoches (10 km): village, church and castle of Vauban.
  • Avallon (15 km): College, Old Town.
  • Chastellux (15 km): Castle.
  • Châtel-Censoir (15 km): village church Canal du Nivernais.
  • Arcy-sur-Cure (19 km): caves.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Cardo Land Prehistoric Park in BurgundyCulture and education9.80 €Chamoux (6.4 km)

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PHOTOS

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

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Monday 27 October
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLA DENT CREUSE  
8
Vézelay
IN THE SHADOW OF THE BASILICA VÉZELAY - At the foot of the Saint-Étienne that rises to the incomparable Basilica of Vézelay, you can have lunch, dinner, a drink in the bar and restaurant...
Located in Vézelay25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Espérance  
9.1
Saint-Père
Discover a haven of peace and tranquility in the countryside, in the beautiful Bourgogne region. Hope the restaurant opens its doors in a prestigious setting for you to share unforgettable....
Located 530 m from Vézelay125 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAu Soleil d'Or
Pontaubert
RURAL HOTEL - Located in the Burgundy village of Pontaubert Au Soleil d'Or the hotel restaurant is a real gourmet corner gates of the Morvan. Cozy and a bit rustic, cozy atmosphere...
Located 8.9 km from Vézelay25 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 3 bedroomsFerme d'Ecosse  
Bazoches
3 guest rooms with every comfort, furnished on a farm Morvan, in a house of character.
Located 10.1 km from Vézelay50 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsGirolles les Forges    
9.7
Girolles
A beautiful property in the village of Girolles, close to Avallon and Vezelay. Calm, serenity, gastronomy and well-being: this is what we offer you during your stay with us. Christian,...
Located 10.6 km from VézelayFrom 71 € to 83 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsHaras de Kenmare    
9.2
Saint-Germain-des-Champs
We welcome you to our family home in five comfortable rooms. Spectacular views of the scenery of the Morvan, in a calm and elegant. Whether you come for a romantic weekend or family...
Located 14.4 km from Vézelay62 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 10 personsGitephrasie   NEW
Vézelay
Old farmhouse, completely renovated opens its doors for a pleasant stay in the park of Morvan 3 km from Vezelay.
Located in VézelayFrom 450 € to 550 € per week 
Apartment for 8 personsAppartement en campagne  
8
Châtel-Censoir
At 200 and 17 Kilometers of Vézelay is Censoir-Chatel, pretty medieval village at the foot of the river Yonne and the Canal du Nivernais. Farther Morvan and its lakes and trees near...
Located 11.5 km from Vézelay500 € per week 
Chalet for 3 personsLa roche du moulin  
9.8
Saint-Moré
In the heart of Burgundy, south of the Yonne, 2 hours south of Paris, between Auxerre and Avallon, Vezelay, Chablis, the famous caves of Arcy sur Cure, well equipped cottage, where...
Located 13.3 km from VézelayFrom 299 € to 459 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
60 places over 1 haCamping municipal de saint pere 89450    
8.5
Saint-Père
Located 300 m from the village, wilderness, camping city offers the visitor peace and comfort in a remarkable relaxing at leisure activities. Once passed the gate, the eye is immediately...
Located 2.1 km from Vézelay7.40 € per day 
30 places over 1,5 haParc du Chateau    
10
L'Isle-sur-Serein
Wooded campsite, quiet, near the Serein in which fishermen may exercise their talent even at night. Village with all amenities.
Located 23 km from Vézelay8.60 € per day 
84 places over 2,5 haCamping les Ceriselles    
8.8
Vincelles
Situated close to a lake of 4 hectares, the campsite on the bank of the Yonne river and the Nivernais Canal, famous for this bicycle path. Fisherman have every opportunity. The campsite...
Located 28 km from VézelayFrom 15.30 € to 19.40 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hôtel De La Poste & Du Lion D'or - Hotel in VézelayHôtel De La Poste & Du Lion D'or     
7.7
Vézelay
Former coach house, this hotel is situated in the heart of the Vézelay area. Well-known in the area, it accommodated the actors in the famous French movie La Grande Vadrouille. The...
Located in VézelayRoom from 99 €
Le Compostelle - Hotel in VézelayLe Compostelle    
7.9
Vézelay
Located on Saint-James’ Way and set in an old property, Le Compostelle offers a terrace and en suite rooms with a flat-screen, satellite TV. The breakfast room features a panoramic...
Located in VézelayRoom from 55 €
Crispol - Hotel in VézelayCrispol     
8
Vézelay
Crispol Hotel provides 3-star accommodation in France’s Burgundy region. It has a restaurant with a panoramic view. Free parking is available. Crispol’s rooms have a view of the Basilica...
Located in VézelayRoom from 87 €

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Hôtel Cerise Auxerre
Hôtel Cerise Auxerre offers low-cost guest rooms with satellite TV, and it is located 2 km from the Exhibition Centre in Monéteau. It is a 10-minute drive...
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