Vezelay

We arrived in Chapel-Censoir yesterday afternoon and arranged a cab for the 20 Km ride to Vezelay where one walks up “to the imposing basilica perched high above”, which “with its immense Christ in Glory, is one of the greatest Romanesque works of art in the West.” Well, okay.

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Approaching Vezelay
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The Basilique Sante Marie-Madelaine
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The inner entry of the Basilique
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The main part of the church

We arrived just as Vespers were starting so we did not get to see the crypt but we did get to hear some lovely singing. Vezelay is a major stop on the the pilgrimage route (Route of Santiago de Compostela) and we saw several hiker/pilgrims at the service.

At the back of the church, the hill overlooks a broad valley.

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The view from the back of the Basilique
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Two good looking pilgrims

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