Vézelay and its basilica

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At the top of the village of Vézelay is the saint-Marie-Madeleine basilica from the 12th and 13th centuries, an important stopping point on the Way of St James (Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route). This masterpiece of Romanesque architecture is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Parking is paid throughout the village. Free parking "the Ruess" (direction Clamecy) is located five minutes walk from the Place du Champ de Foire.

Panorama (© Jean Espirat)Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
 
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
View over the rooftops of Vézelay (© Jean Espirat)View over the rooftops of Vézelay (© Jean Espirat)
 
Basilica (© Jean Espirat)Basilica (© Jean Espirat)
Eardrum the main portal (© Jean Espirat)Eardrum the main portal (© Jean Espirat)
 
Eardrum left portal (© Jean Espirat)Eardrum left portal (© Jean Espirat)
Lock the great portal of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)Lock the great portal of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)
 
Gate down the medieval walls (© Jean Espirat)Gate down the medieval walls (© Jean Espirat)
Nef (© Jean Espirat)Nef (© Jean Espirat)
 
Nef (© Jean Espirat)Nef (© Jean Espirat)
Driveway left lateral view portal (© Jean Espirat)Driveway left lateral view portal (© Jean Espirat)
 
Nef and vaults (© Jean Espirat)Nef and vaults (© Jean Espirat)
left portal of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)left portal of the basilica (© Jean Espirat)
 
Detail of the tympanum of the left portal (© Jean Espirat)Detail of the tympanum of the left portal (© Jean Espirat)
Arcades bicolor (© Jean Espirat)Arcades bicolor (© Jean Espirat)
 
Choir (© Jean Espirat)Choir (© Jean Espirat)
Sculptures capitals (© Jean Espirat)Sculptures capitals (© Jean Espirat)
 
Sculptures (© Jean Espirat)Sculptures (© Jean Espirat)
Sculptures (© Jean Espirat)Sculptures (© Jean Espirat)
 
Sculptures (© Jean Espirat)Sculptures (© Jean Espirat)
Sculptures (© Jean Espirat)Sculptures (© Jean Espirat)
 
Sculptures (© Jean Espirat)Sculptures (© Jean Espirat)

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