Ste-Marie-Madeleine basilica of Vézelay

Highly recommended
This admirable church is set on a hill overlooking the village of Vézelay. The present basilica is partly Romanesque and has a vast, luminous nave with splendid statues. The façade is in pure Romanesque style, dominated by a high bell-tower, rebuilt by Viollet-le-Duc. The masterly tympanum of the central doorway where Christ sits enthroned in majesty is located in the fine narthex, which appears like a first church. The 12C capitals of the nave are also particularly interesting.

Useful information

Address:

Place de la Basilique, 89450 Vézelay

Phone:

+33 3 86 33 39 50

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

7am-8pm (except offices)

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