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La Maison du Visiteur

Closed Now: 10:00 - 00:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 00:00, 14:00 - 17:00
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Beautiful Basilica

"A beautiful basilica and the most insightful presentation I have ever received in many tours of... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Hobart, Australia
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Wonderful Morning in Vezelay

Vezelay is even more special than "they" say -- and I've been there before. But Chris Kelly from La... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Asheville, North Carolina
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The Visitor Center is a must stop on the way to the Basilica to understand what makes this sacred mountain so exceptional. Through a film and a workshop animated by our guides, discover the art and secrets of the builders who erected it 900 years...more
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Place Adolphe Guillon, 89450 Vezelay, France
+33 3 86 32 35 65
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

"A beautiful basilica and the most insightful presentation I have ever received in many tours of churches and cathedrals. Our guide explained aspects of basilica construction which I had never appreciated before and the design aspects of the basilica in relation to the use of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dgbowker
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Vezelay is even more special than "they" say -- and I've been there before. But Chris Kelly from La Maison du Visiteur made it wonderful and unforgettable. His familiarity and passion for the basilica are unmatched. His calm demeanor and clear explanations brought history to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
christy89450, Heritage guide at La Maison du Visiteur, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thank-you for your very kind words. Yes, Vezelay is very special. The basilica opens her arms to you whenever you wish to return, we at la Maison du Visiteur too !

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I’m not religious at all but I was so moved by the beauty and meaning of this place. Spoke to me in ways that changed me, especially thanks to the amazing guide Christopher

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Will D
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We have visited many historic places over the years and approached Vezelay with interest but no particular enthusiasm. If we had visited the Basilica without assistance we would have enjoyed the experience no doubt. But we first went to the La Maison du Visiteur and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John R
christy89450, Guide at La Maison du Visiteur, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank-you John for your appreciation and kind words. I remember your visit and enjoyed being with you and the group barging on La Luciole. It will be a pleasure to spend time with you all again if you do come back.

Reviewed 29 March 2018

When you visit Vezelay be sure to visit the Maison du Visiteur before you visit the Basilica so that you really undersatnd how and why the basilica was build and the use of light and dark within the Basilica. The Maison also explains how to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Christi89450, Guide at La Maison du Visiteur, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Tally, thank-you for your appreciation. It was a great pleasure to welcome your group from Travel editions with your excellent tour guide, Jullian Humphreys. I hope we will enjoy new occasions for doing some of the other visits we propose when you next come...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

If you want a creative and inspirational experience, see Christopher Kelly. So enthusiastic about the basilica and so interestingly informative about both the grand vision and context and the small details of medieval abby mentality. Highly recommend that you enrich your trip by stopping by...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Management response:Responded 4 July 2017

Thank-you Patricia. We enjoyed welcoming you with the group from San Francisco, and I'm glad you appreciated the visit and workshop at the Visitor Center. Yes, the medieval mentality is very unstructive and enlightening for us in the 21st century. Let's hope you'll be back...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016

My father and I had the pleasure of engaging Christopher as our guide to the Basilica in Vezelay. What an incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and exciting tour guide! Although we'd already been in the town and visited the basilica several times, Christopher's tour helped us to...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

While we didn't need lots of information, we did need to know something important...the location of restrooms. While the options weren't plentiful of upscale, we did appreciate the information and the map.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank cwgreene
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Vezelayon the pilgrimage to Spain is a fantastic place full of delicious restaurants an amezing Vezelay abbey. A 3 hours trip by car from Paris and is in Burgundy also part of the unesco heritage place a full day visit will be memorable

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

The visitor center is a great accompaniment to the basilica, providing insight into the symbolism of the basilica, the sculptors of the 12th century, and the impact and influence of the basilica on religious life.More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Janeen C
Christi89450, Guide at La Maison du Visiteur, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2015

Dear Janeen, thank-you for your review of the Visitor Centre. A nice surprise to discover it this morning. You were lucky to be in Vezelay before it got as cold as at present (very exceptional). Remind me : was it you who would like a...More

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7 April 2016|
Response from mje0250 | Reviewed this property |
Bonjours With your question I have to presume that you are arriving by train Vezelay is 10 ks from The station and you should pre book Numbers below Refer to the webpage on Vezelsy ) On foot by a walking trail from... More
28 August 2015|
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Response from Maison du Visit... V | Property representative |
Hi, We are delighted to hear you would like to come to Burgundy and visit Vézelay. There is at least one shuttle from Vezelay to Sermizelles ( about 5 miles) each day, and there it is possible to go from Vezelay to Montbard... More
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