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“A Wonderful Cathedral”

La Basilique Sainte Marie-Madeleine
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Owner description: This massive medieval cathedral dominates the village of Vézelay.
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The architecture is simply marvelous! It is well worth the walk up hill! Everything has been well preserved. Do not forget to visit the crypt. Possibly, the visit was enhanced by visiting it in November when the usual tourist shops and masses of people would hinder the views and possibly the amount of time a person may want to explore St. Madeleine!

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

We were referred to the basilica by a Frenchman who spoke haltingly of how he and his wife found it inspiring. We were at dinner at the time, so the next day we visited. After we arrived, the nuns entered the building and meditated and worshipped for some time. It was indeed inspiring. The basilica as far as we could ascertain, has had a peaceful past and has a rather lovely feel about it. I definitely wouldn't refer it to everyone, but is a special place in my memory.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

“Unexpected surprise in a little town”??? This is a UNESCO World Heritage site! One of the traditional starting points for the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in France!! An amazing building despite being "restored" by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century, Viollet-le-Duc? He that designed the inside of the Statue of Liberty in New York - do your homework! Europe can be seen as a DisneyLand Sight and Sound show but there is so very much there!

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you go there at certain times of the day, you can hear nuns & monks singing their offices. Very beautiful. The times are posted.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Situated in an absolutely lovely town of Vezelay which is filled with stores, restaurants, wine stores, etc. we were not expecting such a beautiful and massive church in the middle of this tiny town and were not aware that there was a crypt that goes downstairs and I believe its St Madeline's tomb. All in all, a very spiritual place which brings goodness to your heart. If you are in this area, do not miss this quaint little town and church.

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