Vézelay

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Vézelay
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)
Discover the wines of Domaine BoussardLocal flavoursFreeNitry (25 km)

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PHOTOS

Vézelay from the air (© House Guest)Vézelay from the air (© House Guest)
 
Frontage Zervos museum VézelayFrontage Zervos museum Vézelay
Zervos Museum, overlooking the MorvanZervos Museum, overlooking the Morvan
 
Panoramic Vézelay (© JE)Panoramic Vézelay (© JE)
Facade of the basilica (© JE )Facade of the basilica (© JE )
 
Panoramic Vézelay (© JE)Panoramic Vézelay (© JE)
left portal of the basilica (© JE)left portal of the basilica (© 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 great portal of the basilica (© JE)Lock the great portal of the basilica (© JE)
 
Medieval door bottom (© JE)Medieval door bottom (© JE)
Eardrum the left portal (© JE)Eardrum the left portal (© JE)
  

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WEATHER

Wednesday 23 April
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Min. 8°C - Max. 17°C
Thursday 24 April
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Min. 10°C - Max. 13°C
Friday 25 April
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Min. 10°C - Max. 15°C

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  
8.1
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 4 bedroomsGirolles les Forges  
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 10.5 km from VézelayFrom 71 € to 83 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsHaras de Kenmare    
9.1
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 Vézelay60 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Chalet for 3 personsLa roche du moulin  
10
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 
House for 6 personsGîte du Saussois à Merry sur Yonne  
9.2
Merry-sur-Yonne
Cottage fully renovated and very well equipped 50 m² for 4-6 persons, quiet, site of the famous cliffs of Saussois Burgundy. View of the Canal du Nivernais, open garden of 2000 m²,...
Located 13.9 km from VézelayFrom 230 € to 395 € per week 
House for 2 personsHouse for 2 persons  
8.9
Mailly-la-Ville
Quiet house, direct access to the Canal du Nivernais and the banks of the Yonne. Pontoon Boats. Greenway for biking, rollerblading, hiking. Nearby, shops, railway station, swimming,...
Located 15.8 km from Vézelay280 € 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  
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

Crispol - Hotel in VézelayCrispol     
8.1
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 €
Le Compostelle - Hotel in VézelayLe Compostelle    
8.2
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 €
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 €

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Hotel De La Poste
This hotel is located in the centre of Auxerre, just 300 metres from Auxerre Cathedral, in France’s Burgundy region. Private on-site parking and free Wi-Fi...
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