Unmissable tourist sites
Vézelay Travel guide
Vézelay : Michelin's recommendations
On the edge of the Morvan, Vézelay, with its sublime Romanesque basilica, stands on the top of a hill overlooking the Cure valley. Vézelay's charms are well deserved. «They are revealed to people strolling around, to the brave and to lovers; every detail, stone, every ray of light enhances their faith in the eternal hill». An important stage on the Compostelle pilgrimage route, Vézelay is so close to the spirit that a number of writers made it their home.
Tourist attractions Vézelay : Things to see and do
Place de la Basilique F - 89450 Vézelay
This admirable church is set on a hill at the top of the village of Vézelay. The present basilica, one of the most beautiful in France, is partly Romanesque and has a vast, luminous nave with splendid statues. It was built in homage to St Magdalen wh..
Rue Saint-Etienne 14 F - 89450 Vézelay
In the house where Romain Rolland penned many of his novels are displayed the best items from a collection bequeathed to the town of Vézelay by Christian Zervos (d 1970). The founder of a publication called les Cahiers d’Art (1926-1960), he amassed..
Promenade des Fossés F - 89450 Vézelay
The Promenade des Fossés follows the trace of the old ramparts which encircled the town in the Middle Ages which then had a series of seven round towers. The Porte Neuve (a gateway built from the 14 to the 16C) is flanked by two roughwork, machicolat..
Place du Champ de Foire F - 89450 Vézelay
Le Relais du Morvan is located in the city centre of Vezelay, set within the Morvan Natural Regional Park. It offers free Wi-Fi access and a traditional French restaurant on site, serving local specialities. Each room includes a flat-screen TV with ..
Former coach house, this hotel is situated in the heart of the Vézelay area. Well-known in the area, it accommodated the actors in the famous French movie La Grande Vadrouille. The Hotel de la Poste et du Lion d’Or features 38 guest rooms including ..
17, Place du Champs de Foire F - 89450 Vézelay
Located on Saint-James’ Way and set in an old property, Le Compostelle offers a terrace and en suite rooms with a flat-screen, satellite TV. The breakfast room features a panoramic view of the garden. The heated rooms at Le Compostelle have parquet ..
39 r. St-Étienne F - 89450 Vézelay
In this attractive 18C stone house, enjoy pleasant traditional cuisine in a welcoming rustic dining room with attractive painted beams.
28 r. St-Etienne F - 89450 Vézelay
This family-run restaurant - housed in an ancient building - is ideally located on the main road leading to the basilica. It serves hearty, local dishes.
pl. du Champ-de-Foire F - 89450 Vézelay
A classic decor serves as a backdrop to traditional Burgundy recipes, peppered with a few unusual spices and flavours. Regional produce is sold in the next door shop.