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Monastery Vezelay Abbey Burgundy
Vezelay Abbey was a Benedictine and Cluniac monastery in Vezelay in the Yonne department in northern Burgundy, France. The Benedictine abbey church, now the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Saint Mary Magdalene), with its complicated program of imagery in sculpted capitals and portals, is one of the outstanding masterpieces of Burgundian Romanesque art and architecture. Sacked by the Huguenots in 1569, the building suffered neglect in the 17th and the 18th centuries and some further damage during the period of the French Revolution
Address: Place de la Basilique Vezelay, France
Visit: Hours: Jul-Aug: daily 7am-9pm
Sep-Jun: daily sunrise-sunset
The church and hill at Vezelay were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.
Relics of Mary Magdalene can be seen inside the Basilica
Monastery Vezelay Abbey Burgundy France
The Basilique Ste-Madeleine (Basilica Church of St. Mary Magdalene) in Vezelay is the largest Romanesque church in France and only 10 yards shorter than the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. As it claimed to guard the relics of St. Mary Magdalen, Vezelay was a major medieval pilgrimage destination. It also saw the launch of the Second and Third Crusades.
Poste et Lion d'Or
Poste et Lion d'Or - Place Du Champ De Foire, Vezelay, France
Situated within the scenic parkland of Vezelay, Poste et Lion d'Or offers comfortable accommodation and a wide range of facilities, including limited hours room service, babysitting / child services and free Wi-Fi.
The hotel has 38 rooms and has been recently refurbished. There are a range of adventurous activities, including hiking, meaning everyone in the family will have an entertaining stay.
The hotel's rooms are comfortable and provide cable / satellite channels, a flat-screen TV and an in-room closet. The bathrooms each provide complimentary toiletries and a private bath or shower.
A buffet breakfast is available each morning at Hotel De La Poste Et Du Lion d'Or Vezelay, and there are numerous restaurants and eateries close by that travellers can try for lunch or dinner. The restaurant serves French cuisine, while the bar offers a variety of drinks.
Situated within a 10-minute walk of Le Compostelle is Vezelay Abbey. It also provides an ideal base to discover Saint-Pere and Avallon.
Chateau d'Island Vezelay Avallon, Vault-de-Lugny, France (10 km from Vezelay)
Chateau d'Island Vezelay Avallon - Chateau d'Island, Vault-de-Lugny, France
Chateau d'Island Vezelay Avallon is situated in Vault-de-Lugny and features outdoor tennis courts. This luxury property also offers a bowling alley, and is located an easy drive from Avallon and Vezelay.
This non-smoking property provides a range of facilities, such as a playground, massage services and an express check-in and check-out feature. Family amenities include babysitting / child services and family rooms.
Chateau d'Island Vezelay Avallon has 24 apartments that are fitted with all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay. There are also honeymoon suites available.
Every morning, guests can wake up to a delicious breakfast served by Chateau d'Island Vezelay Avallon before venturing out to discover what the surrounding area has to offer. A selection of drinks can be savoured at the in-house bar.
Guests can make the most of Chateau d'Island Vezelay Avallon's range of outdoor activities, including fishing, canoeing and horse riding. Vezelay Abbey and Morvan are also a short car ride away.
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