Shortly after its foundation in the 9th century, the Benedictine abbey of Vézelay acquired the relics of St Mary Magdalene and since then it has been an important place of pilgrimage. St Bernard preached the Second Crusade there in 1146 and Richard the Lion-Hearted and Philip II Augustus met there to leave for the Third Crusade in 1190. With its sculpted capitals and portal, the Madeleine of Vézelay – a 12th-century monastic church – is a masterpiece of Burgundian Romanesque art and architecture.
Year of Inscription: 1979
Add world heritage to your travel plans – plan to visit Vézelay, Church and Hill! Sign up on GoUNESCO to get travel advice, tips, partners and help with traveling to Vézelay, Church and Hill.https://www.gounesco.com/heritage/sites/vezelay-church-and-hill/https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/gounesco.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/16053553/vezelay.jpghttps://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/gounesco.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/16053553/vezelay-150x150.jpg
Travel Info for Vézelay, Church and Hill
- •New Year´s Day – 1 January •Epiphany Eve – 6th January •Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday – March/April •Walpurgus Night – April 30 •Labour Day – 1st May Swedish National Day – 6th June •Whit Monday, Midsummer´s Eve – June •All Saint’s Eve – October/November •Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - December 24 – 25 •New Year´s Eve – December 31
- Miss Havisham
- Rupert Campbell-Black
- Julien SorelWilliam BrownWilliam BrownWilliam BrownWilliam BrownWilliam BrownWilliam BrownWilliam Brown
- No holidays other then the winters when the sea cannot be traveled
- Nigel Molesworth
- Harriet M Welsch
- Oskar Schell
- Elinor Dashwood
Photos and Proofs from Vézelay, Church and Hill View all
Travelers Who Have Visited Vézelay, Church and Hill View all
Recommendations for Vézelay, Church and Hill
- Wooden Crosses - Trailblazer
Trivia from Vézelay, Church and Hill
Sorry, we do not have any trivia for here yet.
Have you been to Vézelay, Church and Hill?
Events at or near Vézelay, Church and Hill
Know any events coming up at Vézelay, Church and Hill?List an event