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Vézelay Travel Guide: 58 reviews and 198 photos

Driving back from a holiday deep in the Bourgogne, right through the mighty forests of the Morvan and one hits upon a town, marked in the Michelin guide with 3 stars as being very interesting to visit.
And impressive it is. Spread atop a hill, this place attracts many tourists. But despite that I have been here at least 6 times in 10 years and still enjoy it.

Just a beautiful house

I was there twice in 2004 and again in July 2005, May 2006, May 2007. And a handful other visits in years longer gone by...

St. Madelelein's Basilique

The nuns and monks were singing with their back to the people. For concentration, I suppose. It sounded very beautiful.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Historical
  • Cons:Bit touristy
  • Last visit to Vézelay: May 2007
  • Intro Updated Aug 24, 2007
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2007 at 12:47 PM

    France is one of my favourite countries in Europe - lovely to see these little but lovely towns off the beaten track - thanks for the tours!

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2005 at 3:28 PM

    Vézelay is a wonderful experience for you no doubt; excellent pictures AT.

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2004 at 4:42 PM

    Vezelay is one of those lovely little French towns ,in Bourgogne ,and there are so many like that .We love to travel in Bourgogne ,Very nice Anke Thea .

  • conny_bazen's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2004 at 3:32 PM

    Good info, great pictures !!

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2004 at 7:56 AM

    Vezelay sure seems like a picturesque town!! Happy birthday!!

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2004 at 1:46 PM

    Nice small place, I am more interested in the wines of this region.

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2004 at 1:07 PM

    Vezelay is a wonderful town. It is a place to visit more than once.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2003 at 12:41 AM

    Lovely location, houses, streets and cellar shops!

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