Asquins lies at the foot of the hill of Vézelay. The village holds many surprises, such as ancient barns, fortified farms of the XVII century and a wash house with a paved floor and beautiful frame supported by a square base. There are also several “colombiers” and winegrowers' houses, whilst the surrounding area is scattered with dozens of winegrowers’ shacks.
Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a starting point for the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the church is situated on a promontory that overlooks the village.
Inside, you will admire the superb reliquary bust of St Jacques from the 16th century, the woodwork of the 18th century and the Romanesque frescoes of the sacristy.
From Vézelay, from the Porte Neuve, the road that leads to Asquins is a pretty walk of about fifteen minutes.