Vezelay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Vezelay: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Even if it didn't have one of the most famous abbeys in France, Vezelay village would attract a great deal of visitors

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Vezelay. For detailed visitor information see the Vezelay travel guide.

Vezelay is situated in the Yonne department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 40 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Vezelay is 186 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Vezelay include "heritage site" and "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Clamecy at 17 km and Corbigny at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vezelay, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Vezelay in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Yonne

Map of places to visit near Vezelay

Markets in and near Vezelay

  • Avallon: market Saturday (13km)
  • Clamecy: market Saturday (17km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (22km)
  • Corbigny: market Friday (24km)
  • Montsauche-les-Settons: market Thursday all day (35km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (39km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (39km)
  • Saulieu: market Saturday (42km)
  • Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye: market Wednesday (44km)
  • Toucy: market Saturday (45km)

More information about Vezelay, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Vezelay, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Vezelay.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon) (25km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Révérien (Saint-Reverien) (33km)
  • Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Saint-Léger (37km)
  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (40km)
  • Jardin de la Chaux (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Vezelay

Canton: Vézelay

Arrondissement: Avallon

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89450

Distance to Vezelay

from Auxerre (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 186 km

from Calais: 411 km

from Nice: 500 km

from Bordeaux: 442 km

from Strasbourg: 323 km

Getting here

Vezelay is in the eastern-center of France. Most visitors fly into Paris orly or Charles de Gaulle airports and rent a car or drive from a channel ferry port - allow about 5 - 6 hours driving time. For driving distances to Vezelay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asquins, Domecy-sur-le-Vault, Foissy-les-Vezelay, Fontenay-Pres-Vezelay, Pierre-Perthuis, Saint-Pere and Tharoiseau.

This page in French: Visiter Vezelay