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The Basilica of Vézelay

Bijgewerkt op: 28 mrt. 2019

The Basilica and the relics of St. Mary Magdalene have made and continue to make of Vézelay a major Holy place. Vézelay has for centuries captured the imagination of people. Not only is the Basilica Church of St. Mary Magdalene a beacon for Christianity, it is also a place of major importance in history and in art history. It has as such been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The Basilica is an eminent spiritual and tourist destination for all alike: believers, pilgrims or visitors.

Located on the road to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, the Vézelay hill is, since the Middle Ages, a place of gathering of the great paths of prayer. The Center Sainte-Madeleine, participates in the reception of pilgrims and visitors on the hill.

Stop by 'The Visitor Centre' of the Basilica for all information, history, discovery workshops, guided tours, themed walks and all upcoming events.

Opening hours of the Basilica: all year 08.00 - 20.00 hrs. Please check for more information:

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