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Address: Place Guillon, 89450 Vezelay, France
Phone Number: +33 3 86 32 35 65
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: WHEN THE 12th CENTURY SPEAKS TO THE 21st At the summit of the “eternal...
WHEN THE 12th CENTURY SPEAKS TO THE 21st At the summit of the “eternal hill”, the Basilica of Vezelay, an architectural masterpiece of stone and light … How can one enter into this world of harmony and understand its’ laws ? Looking does not always mean seeing. At the Visitor Centre the guides enable visitors to discover the craftsmanship of the artisans and the spirit that animated the monk-builders. Insights so as to enter into resonance with the stone and its symbols, and experience the secrets of the abbey whispering within… "On the way up the hill to the Basilica, the visitor who wishes to discover the monument, indeed a whole world, has to stop by this house ...fascinating, indispensable explanations..." Petit fute 2015.
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A Hidden Gem not to be missed by Pilgrims to Vezelay

Although I have visited Vezelay several times, this was the first time I had come across the Centre which is unfortunately easy to miss even though close to the Basilica. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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St. Helena, California
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St. Helena, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Although I have visited Vezelay several times, this was the first time I had come across the Centre which is unfortunately easy to miss even though close to the Basilica. It was purely by "chance" that we met up with Chris, one of the Centre's gifted guides, who suggested we drop by. This visit turned out to be one of... More 

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our family spent several days in Vezelay in July 2014 and our visit to "La Maison du Visiteur" was one of the highlights of our stay. Located a short distance down the hill from the Basilica, this "visitor's house" is a very special place. Expect to spend about an hour or so here before you make your visit to the... More 

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Eagle, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A stop in the quaint town of Vezelay while on your day trip through Burgundy is a must. Once there, and before you enter the basilica, stop by the visitor center to learn about the basilica's history and the importance of light. Our guide was very informative and welcoming. We could have spent another hour w/ him. We will surely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The visitors center is a MUST SEE in Vezelay. Our guide was exceptional well educated, informed and articulate - and spoon feed us everything you need to know to understand the basilica- the building, the symbolism, importance of the light etc. The movie is brilliant and his comments are enlightening. And the model and plan downstairs allow you to experience... More 

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Versailles, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

For anyone looking for a unically sublime place, visiting the Vezlay Basilica is surely a highly emotional and spiritual moment. Preparing and sharing the visit with the guides of La Maison du Visiteur has helped me have a much better understanding of what the Balisica still offers nearly a millenium after it was built.The guides of the maison du Visiteur... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

One cannot deny, regardless of whichever religious beliefs one holds, that Vézelay's Basilica of St Magdelene is a truly spiritual, mystical place. It is also part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, and so deserves to be! One could spend years admiring this basilica, as it evolves through the seasons, through the many lights. A definite stop is... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Vézelay is a must stop-over if you are taking a trip through Burgundy. A full day is required to leisurely visit this beautiful city. You just leave your car at the foot of the "Colline Inspirée" and stroll your way up the Main Street to the Basilica. Half way up make sure you stop at the Maison du Visiteur and... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

this is definitely my favorite church I've ever seen. the lighting is amazing and wow--wait until you see the view from the park next to it. it blew me away and it's a great photo op and its so nice to sit there and have a picnic. the church is phenomenal though and i bumped into a couple visiting from... More 

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Additional Information about Vezelay Visitor Centre

Address: Place Guillon, 89450 Vezelay, France
Phone Number: +33 3 86 32 35 65
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Burgundy  >  Yonne  >  Vezelay
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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