Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1979
Size of heritage: 183 ha
- Buffer zone: 18,373 ha
Shortly after its foundation in the 9th century, the Benedictine abbey of Vézelay acquired the relics of St Mary Magdalene and since then it has been an important place of pilgrimage. St Bernard preached the Second Crusade there in 1146 and Richard the Lion-Hearted and Philip II Augustus met there to leave for the Third Crusade in 1190. With its sculpted capitals and portal, the Madeleine of Vézelay – a 12th-century monastic church – is a masterpiece of Burgundian Romanesque art and architecture.
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Medium airport - 29 mi (47 km) Nevers-Fourchambault Airport
Medium airport - 44 mi (71 km) Troyes-Barberey Airport
Medium airport - 60 mi (98 km) Beaune-Challanges Airport
Medium airport - 62 mi (101 km) Dijon-Bourgogne Airport
Medium airport - 64 mi (104 km) Saint-Yan Airport
Medium airport - 74 mi (119 km) Vichy-Charmeil Airport
Medium airport - 91 mi (147 km) Roanne-Renaison Airport
Medium airport - 98 mi (158 km) Paris-Orly Airport
Large airport - 108 mi (174 km) Charles de Gaulle International Airport
Large airport - 120 mi (194 km) Geneva Cointrin International Airport
Large airport - 140 mi (226 km) Tours-Val-de-Loire Airport
Large airport - 141 mi (228 km) Brive-La Roche Airport
Large airport - 193 mi (312 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Bois de la Madeleine
- Le Crot
- Les Herodats
- Precy-le Moult
- Vaux Donjon