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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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  • Beautiful impressive building. It is really a nice place to visit. Many explanations that allow to learn more about the place.
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  • This isn't our first time, we have already visited Basilica Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and we too loved the place!
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  • Each goes for different reasons: simple walk, pilgrimage, practical esoteric... The cave attracts many people
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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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