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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  • August 11, 2017
    See if you come to Central District. Do the tour preferably with the Dominican monk. This allows discover this splendid Basilica.
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  • August 10, 2017
    I was excited by this Basilica, his past, the fervor it generates, the popular beliefs typically Provencal attached.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Very beautiful Basilica to visit despite the ongoing work that leaves time to watch the woodcarvings at most about very interesting as well as the organ and to visit the graves.
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  • October 3, 2016
    A magnificient gothic basilica
  • January 28, 2016
    Breath taking sights.
  • August 17, 2017
    Yes she is beautiful but good. Residents in the commune we are surprised of the number of tourists to st max. What does he see? Do? Incomprehensible...
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  • August 21, 2017
    Basilica to see and very pretty and impressive. It belongs to the heritage historical we can gather in this spiritual place of streets pedestrian and walks around stores that sell regional products. We RECOMAND 😊
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  • August 17, 2017
    Terrible counting of this building which was to be one of the richest in France before the "revolutionaries" appropriating his property. Only left in place the magnificent organ and we like to imagine masses at the time in this immense nave.
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