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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
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
Natural sites
Transport

Events and festivities

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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Panorama Vézelay (© JE)
Panorama Vézelay (© JE)
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Street (© Jean Espirat)
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 over the city from the east (© Jean Espirat)
view over the city from the east (© Jean Espirat)
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View on the city from the east side (© Jean Espirat)
View on the city from the east side (© Jean Espirat)
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Exterior South Wing of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)
Exterior South Wing of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)
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Zervos Museum, overlooking the Morvan
Zervos Museum, overlooking the Morvan
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Museum Frontage Zervos to Vézelay
Museum Frontage Zervos to 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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left of the basilica Portal (© JE)
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 pillar of sculptures (© JE)
A pillar of sculptures (© JE)
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large gate lock the basilica (© JE)
large gate lock the basilica (© JE)
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Medieval gate bottom (© JE)
Medieval gate bottom (© JE)
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Eardrum of the left portal (© JE)
Eardrum of the left portal (© JE)
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Panorama from the terrace of the castle (© JE)
Panorama from the terrace of the castle (© JE)
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Panorama on the village of Saint-Père (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama on the village of Saint-Père (© Jean Espirat)
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Entry ancient village (© Jean Espirat)
Entry ancient village (© Jean Espirat)
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Street, view from the town (© Jean Espirat)
Street, view from the town (© Jean Espirat)
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House of Columbuses - fifteenth century (© Jean Espirat)
House of Columbuses - fifteenth century (© Jean Espirat)
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Old door Sainte-Croix and the medieval way to city ​​(© Jean Espirat)
Old door Sainte-Croix and the medieval way 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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Rue du Tripot (© Jean Espirat)
Rue du Tripot (© Jean Espirat)
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Sculpture (© JE)
Sculpture (© JE)
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Sculpture against a high city wall (© Jean Espirat)
Sculpture against a high 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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Sculpture against a city wall (© Jean Espirat)
Sculpture against a city wall (© 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 from the base of a pillar of the façade (© Jean Espirat)
Sculpture from the base of a pillar of the façade (© Jean Espirat)
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Eardrum South (© Jean Espirat)
Eardrum South (© Jean Espirat)
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Eardrum North (© Jean Espirat)
Eardrum North (© Jean Espirat)
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Indoor and his eardrum Central Gate (© Jean Espirat)
Indoor and his eardrum Central Gate (© 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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bedside of the basilica Exterior (© Jean Espirat)
bedside of the basilica Exterior (© Jean Espirat)
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of the old cloister remaining Corridor (© Jean Espirat)
of the old cloister remaining Corridor (© Jean Espirat)
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The Zodiac in a chapel ceiling (© Jean Espirat)
The Zodiac in a chapel ceiling (© 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 St. Mary Magdalene, in the crypt (© JE)
Relics of St. 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: St. George and the Dragon (© JE)
Capital of the basilica: St. 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 raising a child (© JE)
Capital: Saint-Benoit raising a child (© JE)
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Capital Saint-Benoît raising a child (© JE)
Capital Saint-Benoît raising 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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Chapiteau (© Jean Espirat)
Chapiteau (© 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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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
Sainte-Madeleine Basilica (© Frantz)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

To visit the area:

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Selling wine tasting Yonne and France
Local flavours5 € 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
Nature and the great outdoors5 € La Chapelle-Saint-André (33 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
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)
Champlemy - Nolay
HikeIntermediate6h00Champlemy (36 km)

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