Elsewhere on my travelpages you may have noticed my interest in campanology. I am a bell ringer in my own hometown Brielle.
So imagine my delight when I found these brand new bells on show in St. Madeleine's church in Vezelay!
They had just been blessed, these bells. Maybe next time I will hear them ring from the church tower.
Facing the hill of Vézelay, the château of Bazoches, built in the 12th century, has four towers and a keep around an interior courtyard.
Acquired in 1675 by Marshall Vauban, thanks to a bonus from King Louis XIV, Vauban carried out restoration work and transformed the castle into a military garnison.
Imagine walking this pilgrimage. I'd be so happy to see this sign, a point of rest. You're directed into the tourist office where they'll take care of a bed for you.
Vezelay is a main stop in the route to Santiago de Compostela since the 12th century. The route also goes through Puy-en-Velay