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Witness of a rich history and a deep spiritual heritage, the basilica Saint Magdalen, perched on the “eternal hill” in Burgundy, dominates a village which has kept its ramparts, its gates and its covered way.
With the relics of Mary-Magdalen, Vézelay became during the 11th century an important place of Christendom as well as a start point for the pilgrimage toward Camino de Santiago.
The basilica, monument of roman architecture, dazzles with its admirable proportions. When you arrive inside the basilica, a surprising light will catch your attention and gives to the edifice an incredible scope. The capitals and the three tympanums create a unique whole by their quality and their message.
Vézelay, classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO, is a living sanctuary and attracts pilgrims, artists and visitors from the whole world.
To visit :
ZERVOS Museum – house Romain Rolland (collection of contemporary art)
House Jules-ROY – writers’ house
Museum of the Oeuvre – Viollet-le-Duc (roman sculptures)
House du Visiteur (slide show, models)
Tourist Office website HERE