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Visit Vézelay with the Visitor Center

  • Visits for individuals, adult and school groups

    The Visitor Center is "a must" stop ont the way up to the Basilica in Vézelay for understanding what makes this sacred mountain so exceptional. Through a film and a workshop led by our guides discover the art secrets of the monk builders who erected the Basilica more than 900 years ago.
  • In the Basilica

    Following on from the guided tour at the Visistor's Center, the guide accompanies visitors around the Basilica according to an itinerary that privileges silence, and a sensitive encouter with the building. It encourages a personal involvement ib the discovery of the surrnding space and sculpture.

    Duration: 45 minutes
    Tickets: groups 4,50€/pers (minimum 10 people)
  • The visit to the Visitor Center

    The Film

    In the cinema "In the shadow of the lihght" unveils via the architecture and the sculpture of the Basilica the extraordinary encounter between stone and light. Contemplate peacefully what you cannot see one amongst many in situ.
  • The Visitor Center

    The Visitor Center is situated in the heart of the village, half way up the hill to the basilica.

    Place Guillon - 89450 Vézelay
    Tél. +33 (0)

    Opening periods:

    For groups: all year long. Please reserve

    For individuals:
    April to November and during the Christmas holidays. Consult our internet site, email or call us for visit times and days.

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  • The Workshop

    A model reproduces the path of the sun over the Basilica, offering an introduction to the symbolisme of light in the Basilica.
    An detailed description and commentary of the plan of the Basilica provides you with the wherewithal to get your bearings in terms of the historical context of the building, the architectural techniques used, and its inherent symbolism. This will serve as an aid as you make your way through this vessel of stone.
    Reproductions bring the capitals that adorn the Basilica's columns down to eye-level, and invite you to read the sculpted images in their original context, and to listen to their timeless message.

    Duration: 1h15
    Prices: Individuals 8€, groups/reductions 7€, children (6 to 12 years) 4€
    Groups with less than 20 participants: contact us 

  • Vézelay, the medieval village et surronding area

    The History Themed Walk: Walk in the footsteps of the pilgrims on the path to Santiago of Compostelle, Enjoy the countryside surronding Vézelay and discover it's key figures.
    Information ans reservation: contact us

    The workshops in the Basilica
    The Art of Seeing, The Sculpture Workshop
    Information and reservation: contact us