Basilique Sainte Madeleine, Vezelay

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Must see · World heritage site · Architectural Building · Religious Site
As a starting point for one of the historic pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela, Basilique Sainte Madeleine contains rare relics of St. Mary Magdalene. The basilica is one of the outstanding masterpieces of Burgundian Romanesque art and architecture. You can schedule a tour guide to discuss ancient artifacts as well as obtain a pilgrim passport for the pilgrimage route. Work out when and for how long to visit Basilique Sainte Madeleine and other Vezelay attractions using our handy Vezelay sightseeing website.
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  • magnificent building! A must visit if you are in the area. It was built in 1000 because so many christiens came to see the relics of St. Marie-Madelene.  more »
  • A beautiful scenery over the countryside and the natural parc of Morvan on the large terrace outside the Basilic. However, we were disappointed by the inside of the basilique which is apparently...  more »
  • Enjoyable days visit, a little touristy, but still worth visiting. la Basilique felt a bit too rebuilt/cleaned, but just my opinion. Some nice shops and galleries.  more »

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