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Private day trip to Burgundy from Paris
"The tour starts at 7am with direct pick up at your centrally located Paris hotel/ you will be travelling in a luxury minivan Mercedes Benz and our driver/guide will accompany you throughout the whole day on which he will entertain you with the stories ab the history of the region or with many anecdotes of today's France. The tour is private and therefore you will not share it with other guests. This makes the tour more personal and flexible!- Visit and tasting at Chateau Pommard (€20 depending on availability)- sightseeing of the region + time for photos- stop in the vineyards""""Private driver/guide trip to the famous Burgundy wine region in France. The day tour involves a visit of the historic city Beaune and its famous hospital ""Hospice de Beaune"" where the world famous wine is still being produced plus other interesting sightseeing through the countryside and the villages such as Chassagne-Montrachet Volnay
From EUR1,063.00
 
Private day trip to Burgundy from Paris
"The tour starts at 7am with direct pick up at your centrally located Paris hotel/ you will be travelling in a luxury minivan Mercedes Benz and our driver/guide will accompany you throughout the whole day on which he will entertain you with the stories ab the history of the region or with many anecdotes of today's France. The tour is private and therefore you will not share it with other guests. This makes the tour more personal and flexible!- Visit and tasting at Chateau Pommard (€20 depending on availability)- sightseeing of the region + time for photos- stop in the vineyards""""Private driver/guide trip to the famous Burgundy wine region in France. The day tour involves a visit of the historic city Beaune and its famous hospital ""Hospice de Beaune"" where the world famous wine is still being produced plus other interesting sightseeing through the countryside and the villages such as Chassagne-Montrachet Volnay
From EUR1,063.00
 
Private day trip to Burgundy from Paris
"The tour starts at 7am with direct pick up at your centrally located Paris hotel/ you will be travelling in a luxury minivan Mercedes Benz and our driver/guide will accompany you throughout the whole day on which he will entertain you with the stories ab the history of the region or with many anecdotes of today's France. The tour is private and therefore you will not share it with other guests. This makes the tour more personal and flexible!- Visit and tasting at Chateau Pommard (€20 depending on availability)- sightseeing of the region + time for photos- stop in the vineyards""""Private driver/guide trip to the famous Burgundy wine region in France. The day tour involves a visit of the historic city Beaune and its famous hospital ""Hospice de Beaune"" where the world famous wine is still being produced plus other interesting sightseeing through the countryside and the villages such as Chassagne-Montrachet Volnay
From EUR1,063.00

Most Viewed Things to Do in Vézelay

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Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

Made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, Vézelay's basilica is a must-visit in northern Burgundy. The Romanesque church was built from the mid-12th century on, although its finishing touches were...
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Old Town

Vézelay's old town is a nice place, but most tourists only traverse it on their way to the basilica on top of the hill. This means that Rue Saint-Etienne and Rue Saint-Pierre, being the main...
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Watch the people parade.

Vezelay has been a pilgrimage town for centuries. It still is, including religious pilgrims, history pilgrims and scenery pilgrims. They all receive satisfaction here.As you walk up the hill, you join...
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Beausoleil
Aug 07, 2013

Visit the church

The wonderful church at Vezelay is not a cathedral which must have a bishop's chair. It is a basilica . . . a fine point for such a magnificent church. After Chartres, this is my favorite church in...
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Beausoleil
Aug 22, 2009

Picnics, Enjoy the Spacious Grounds

There are spacious grounds around the BASILICA; which give fabulous views over the countryside, as well as go around the building to see its nooks. If you had the day, you could plan a picnic after...
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ViajesdelMundo
Jun 12, 2009

The Great Tympanum Is Under the Narthex

Because the original church tympani are under the Narthex, the Revolutionaries did not destroy them very badly. They did vent their rage upon the outer (West) face and portal of the Narthex. The...
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hquittner
Dec 05, 2008
 
 
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Enter the Church of Ste.-Magdalene

The nave is very long (200 feet compared to Notre Dame of Paris’ 198 ft; these are nave only figures; the total length is 394 ft., 30 ft less than N.D.) with an aisle at each side and only a two level...
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hquittner
Dec 05, 2008

Don't Forget the Tympani of the N. & S. Portals

The North Portal Tympanum depicts the Resurrection with Christ appearing to the Apostles, Below on the lintel he meets them on the road and then again at Emmaus. To the right is his encounter with the...
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hquittner
Dec 05, 2008

Examine the Narthex Closely

The Narthex was built between 1140-45. It was created apparently to accommodate the large number of pilgrims arriving. It has a 13C facade in Gothic style that adds a gable above the tympanum....
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hquittner
Dec 04, 2008

The Narthex: Viollet-le-Duc's Tympanum

The tympanum on the central door of the West facade of the Narthex was created in 1856 by a sculptor named Pascal under the guidance of Viollet-le-Duc who collected remaining fragments , pictures and...
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hquittner
Dec 04, 2008

Vezelay: The Pelgrimage.

VEZELAY: On the way to Santiago de CompostellaVezelay has been a magic place in charge of history at all times, and this for more than thousand years, the pilgrims left the Basilica in direction...
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wandeljp
Jan 23, 2007

The reluctant tourist

This young lady looked none to happy to be touring Vezelay that day. I'm sure she was rescued shortly. Lots of walking and not too many child-friendly things to do. Be sure you plan something for...
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Beausoleil
Jul 09, 2006

The Benedictine abbey of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

Is one of the most important monuments of architecture and sculpture of the Romanesque period. It was a pilgrimage church in its own right, allegedly holding the relics of St. Mary Magdalen to whom it...
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piccolina
Apr 07, 2005

St. Madeleine's Basilique

The first Franciscan convent was founded in France in 1217. In the 13th century, relics of St. Marie-Madeleine were found in Provence and brought to Vezelay. The cloister went to ruins but were...
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ATLC
Dec 16, 2003

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rue Saint Pierre, Vézelay, 89450, France
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