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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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89450 Vezelay, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The basilica exudes age and atmosphere both inside and out. The ancient stone carving, especially the column capitals in the nave and narthex is unequaled in my experience. Anyone interested in medieval history should visit here.

Thank WFRoamer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in church architecture. Village is worth a wander around stopping looking at the views from the top.

Thank Geordiegirl7150
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The basilique is woth the climb. There are free shuttles if you can not walk!! The view arround the basilique is worth the tour arround that beautifull church with roman arches and a gothic absis

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The village of Vezelay is beautiful and we loved it. We also enjoyed the wonderful museum in the village. The village is very picturesque and you can easly walk everywhrer. Enjoy!!

Thank Yona S
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

You do wonder sometimes how the economy of what is a small village ( now some 500 people) could ever build this thing. There are fantastic views across the countryside. The interior of the building is rather sparse. The relics which drive the development of...More

Thank myboyke
Reviewed 8 September 2017

With origin in 9th Century, the basilique arrived at its magnificant state in the 12th century. To me, the stern building is on the outside more impressive than inside, where at the time of the visit stood hundreds of simple modern chairs for a concert.

Thank Gerard R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

One of the most beautiful churches I visisted. We had a relaxed visit strolling uphill past the tourist shops, The vistas behind the church were as breathtaking as the climb itself. The church with its roman, Cordoba style arches and gothic chapel even made our...More

Thank vanhasselt2016
Reviewed 3 September 2017

the whole abbey is beautiful, its gardens are tranquil, its location at the top of the hill affords great views, but teh most special thing is the "Bible in stone" - the capitals/tops of the pillars are carved with depictions of stories from the Bible...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Visiting this Basilica was just the most humbling experience for me. The light is beautiful and one can sit quietly and enjoy the peace and the space. It is well worth getting the guide and architecture plan upon entering so that you can make sense...More

Thank AmsterdamTulips44
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Our first night in Vezelay, we had the privilege of attending a violin concert at the Basilica, an amazing introduction to the beauties of the Basilica. The structure is steeped in history and has an emotional power that more elaborately decorated cathedrals lack.

Thank lindabluffdweller
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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
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
10 May 2016|
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