Basilique de Vezelay

Top 1% of attractions in Burgundy
9 / 10

4 expert reviews

“Founded in the AD 880s on a former Roman and Carolingian site, Vézelay's stunning hilltop basilica was rebuilt between the 11th and 13th centuries.”

– Lonely Planet

Fodor's Fodor's
"The basilica's exterior is best seen from the leafy terrace to the right of the facade. Opposite, a vast, verdant panorama encompasses vines, lush valleys, and rolling hills." Full review
Frommer's Frommer's
"This Romanesque jewel is at its most atmospheric when the monks sing during the daily services (see website for details), and to get the most out of your visit it’s advisable to go on a guided tour." Full review
U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report
"La Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, also known as the Vézelay Abbey, dates back to the 9th and 10th centuries – and throughout the years, has experienced a host of tumultuous events from..." Full review