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Address: Place Guillon, 89450 Vezelay, France
Phone Number: +33 3 86 32 35 65
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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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How to get to Vezelay from Dijon

You have to be very keen to get to Vezelay from Dijon If you want to leave on a Wednesday you have to get the train at 5am and five hours later you will get to a station and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You have to be very keen to get to Vezelay from Dijon If you want to leave on a Wednesday you have to get the train at 5am and five hours later you will get to a station and a shuttle bus will take you to Vezelay. Otherwise you can drive there in one and half hours, it is 128... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited to book tickets for sol et lumiere. Explained process, that he event was in French and times and only took our booking when we confirmed we understood. Great source of local information too...

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Bramsche, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We got a wonderfull tour through the mystics of hight and light of parts of this particular cathedral in Vezelay as well as for all gothic cathedrals. Thank you for the inspiration! We will see many buildings in a new light!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

An inspiring presentation of the Basilica, superbly delivered. Truly a must for those who wish to enter the church with the level of understanding needed to truly appreciate its meaning. I absolutely recommend it!

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Chanas, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

La maison du Visiteur is a must to really appreciate and undertand the intrinsic grandeur of Vezelay. The state-of-the-art visit is a symphony of insight on Vezélay's basilica - one of the most beautiful in the world where stone dialogues with light in Christian, cosmic serenity. Brilliantly and yet so simply exposed by the knowlegable guide - I came out... 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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New York City, New York
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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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