Vezelay tourism and travel guide

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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

Vezelay is situated in the Yonne department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

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.

Attractions in Vezelay

The basilica in Vézelay is a monumental example of roman style architecture, with 12th century carvings among its highlights: Vézelay basilica

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Avallon at 13 km and Clamecy at 17 km.

Vezelay, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church less than one km (direction north-east)

The basilica in Vézelay is a monumental example of roman style architecture,...

See Vézelay basilica guide
Avallon

Avallon

at 13 km (direction east)

Avallon is a very pleasant town to explore with some very imposing...

See Avallon guide
Clamecy

Clamecy

at 17 km (direction west), in the Nievre department

The Collegiale Saint-Martin is the principal monument here in the historic centre...

See Clamecy guide
Corbigny

Corbigny

at 23 km (direction south-south-west), in the Nievre department

Corbigny, on the edge of the Morvan Regional Parc, includes an abbey...

See Corbigny guide
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Montreal

Montreal

at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

Behind its fortified entrance, the small village of Montreal is a very...

See Montreal guide
Noyers-sur-Serein

Noyers-sur-Serein

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction north-east)

The half-timbered houses and riverside setting make Noyers-sur-Serein one of our favourite...

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide
Chablis

Chablis

at 39 km (direction north-east)

Best known for the very famous wines of the same name, Chablis...

See Chablis guide
Auxerre

Auxerre

at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

With its cathedral and churches, and extensive historic centre with half-timbered houses...

See Auxerre guide
Morvan Regional Park

Morvan Regional Park

Natural Parc at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Nievre department

Morvan Regional Natural Park is a quiet region of unspoiled countryside with...

See Morvan Regional Park guide
Saulieu

Saulieu

at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

Saulieu is quite a small town, visited because of the Basilica Saint-Andoche...

See Saulieu guide
Semur-en-Auxois

Semur-en-Auxois

at 45 km (direction east), in the Cote d'Or department

One of the prettiest of the Burgundy villages, Semur-en-Auxois has a very...

See Semur-en-Auxois guide
Guedelon

Guedelon

at 46 km (direction west-north-west)

At the remarkable site of Guedelon an entire medieval castle is being...

See Guedelon guide
Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 47 km (direction north-east)

The 15th century castle at Ancy-le-Franc was one of the very first...

See Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide
Tonnerre

Tonnerre

at 47 km (direction north-north-east)

There are two impressive sites to see in Tonnerre: the medieval hospital...

See Tonnerre guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Vezelay, France

What to do at Vezelay? 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)

 
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Geography and distances

Vezelay is in the eastern-center of France at 40 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Vezelay is 186 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

 
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