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Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume
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Also known as Vézelay Abbey, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine is a Benedictine and Cluniac monastery. The largest Gothic religious building in Provence, this is considered a masterpiece of Burgundian-Romanesque art and architecture. Study the complex imagery in the sculpted capitals and portals, as well as many relics of Mary Magdalene. (If you have traveled across Europe, you may notice that the tympanum of the central portal is different from its counterparts across Europe.) The church and hill at Vézelay are a UNESCO World Heritage site. To visit Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and get the most from your holiday in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, create itinerary details personal to you using our Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume trip itinerary maker.
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  • The Basilica is the only in Provence in the Gothic style. It houses the relics of St. Marie Madeleine.cette last lived in the cave of Ste Baume. See
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  • Most people do not know that Mary Magdalene left the holy land after Christ's Crucifixion and spent the rest of her life in Southern France. The Basilica of Mary Magdalene is a lovely example of Gothi...  more »
  • Beautiful Basilica with the crypt of Mary Magdalene (according to tradition, she would have crossed the Mediterranean in 45 of our era...), stained glass windows, altarpieces, capitals and nearby, the royal Convent: high-end hotel!
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  • Breath taking sights.
  • Third tomb of Christendom, this Basilica is imposing and beautiful. Don't forget by to see the crypt during your visit so to visit the cloister next door that is accessible during the opening of the tourism office (the rest of the time it is a hotel / restaurant)
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  • A very good point: the free parking within 5 minute walk. Enjoy the Wednesday market to make a stone two strokes!
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  • Too bad noises but ongoing work a majestic Basilica
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  • A magnificent gothic basilica
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