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La Basilique Sainte Marie-Madeleine

89450 Vezelay, France
+33 3 86 33 39 50
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This massive medieval cathedral dominates the village of Vézelay.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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89450 Vezelay, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The cathedral will celebrate its 900th anniversary in 2018 , so there is much work being undertaken to ensure it looks its best , it has a fascinating history ( launch of the First Crusade , relics of St Mary Magdalene , a recognized starting...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is quite a walk up the hill but you are then rewarded with a beautiful basilica and amazing views. The walk up the hill is equally interesting with stunning architecture and beautiful old houses. Would love to spend more time here.

Thank PretoriaTravelfreak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrange a guided tour with the nuns of the society of Jerusalem and with the Centre du Visiteur and you will have a very rich experience. Plan to attend a worship service and be part of a heavenly liturgy: It's a unique place of pilgrimage...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited La Basilique previously but were drawn back once more. And how well we were rewarded. We attended the 11 oclock mass on a Sunday and returned that evening for Vespers. The music was amazing and inspiring. Regardless of your religion this magnificent Basilique...More

Thank PaulBDublin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a walk up the hill we came to this beautiful church! So gorgeous! The grounds surrounding the church and views are magical!

Thank MarchelleC
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Lovely light stone interior with lovely detailed carving . Very friendly and attractive medieval church - burial place of Mary Magdelaine and major point in the pilgrimage route to St Jean de Compostella. Up the top of a steep hill with very attractive old houses...More

Thank suewit
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

What a treasure! I visited the Basilica several times during our two-day stay in Vézelay and found something different every time. The original design has been mucked about with as you would expect for a building this age, but the overwhelming simplicity shines through, making...More

Thank SarahG57
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Huge basilica on a hill. Very fun walk up from parking area. Crypt contains a relic of the Virgin Mary. Cold and beautiful.

Thank Christian F
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A quiet, peaceful, impressive basilica, filled with history. A short trip from Paris, just over 2 hours, and worth the time. Taking a stroll through the basilica, the town, the grounds and you are transported to another time. Put this on your list of places...More

Thank spikoulos .
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

A must for all visiting Vezelay . Handsome and we'll lit knave almost as long as Notre Dame in Paris. Not to be missed is the view of the valleys to the north and east especially after sunset from the viewing platform directly behind the...More

Thank Richard W
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I would like to do a day trip from Cannes, France. (Cruising the Mediterranean) Are you able to suggest a private car that is at the ship by 0930 and could have us back by 1700? Thanks. Je voudrais faire une excursion d'une journée de Cannes, France. (Croisière sur la Méditerranée) Pouvez-vous suggérer une voiture privée qui est à bord du navire avant 0930 et nous aurait de retour vers 1700? Merci.
29 November 2016|
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Response from crsandiford | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately it's at least a 7 hour drive from Cannes to Vezelay. Even going by train to Dijon and then hiring a car, it's just not possible in a day, let alone within the time you have available. If you're interested in... More
Hi, How can I get there from Cannes on a day trip?
29 November 2016|
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Response from crsandiford | Reviewed this property |
Vezelay is not easy to get to without a car, and it's a long way from Cannes. A TGV train to Dijon and then hire a car would be about the only way to do it, and even then you would spend most of the day travelling. The... More
Do I need to pay any entrance fees or its free of charge?
10 May 2016|
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