The Basilica of Vézelay unveiled

… At the Visitor's House!

An essential stop on the way to the basilica : you will understand what makes the "eternal hill" so exceptional.

Thanks to a film and a workshop, discover with our guides the art and secrets of the builders who erected the basilica Marie-Madeleine over 900 years ago.

The basilica of Vézelay unveiled

THEREThe Discovery Workshop

Receive the keys for entering into the Romanesque world...

See the extraordinary interplay of light and stone for which the Basilica is famous that can only be seen at certain times of the year. Thanks to the film « In the shadow of light » you can enjoy them on the day of your visit. which are only visible on certain days in the Basilica.

In the symbols room discover the builders’ techniques and know-how, how and why they created a solar temple. with drawing, plan and model in 3D. Leave with our roadmap and Visit the Basilica differently !.

In the Basilica

Our guide can also accompany you in the Basilica, You will read the great tympanum, one of the Western world’s most renowned sculptures. You will experience two architectural styles, Romanesque and Gothic, brought together here in a unique way. You will take time to feel in situ the silence, the space, the light... and to decipher one or more of the carved capitals.

You will have a sensitive experience of two architectures, Romanesque and Gothic, gathered here in a unique way ...
you will take the time to feel in situ the silence, the space, the light...

Practical details

Duration : 1h15 to 2h00
Rates per person :
- The Visitor Centre tour : Adults €10 / groups €9 / 13-24 year olds, pilgrims and job seekers: €7 / school groups and 7-12 year olds: €6
- Option In the Basilica : €5.00
To groups and scholars dates and times on request.
Contact: + 33 (0) 3 86 32 35 65 -