Our approach : another look at heritage

Basilica of Vézelay down side with light stripes

The approach of the Visitor Centre is not just cultural. If the discovery of this high-place Vézelay, World Heritage of Humanity, requires the recall of knowledge (historical, architectural, artistic and, here, religious), we are convinced that any real encounter with a work of art passes first by emotion. Beauty speaks to everyone's intimate.

Our first goal is to facilitate this personal meeting. We offer visitors tools that address their own artistic sensibility, experience and active participation. To open the eyes, to facilitate the feeling seems to us essential to allow everyone to appropriate this heritage.

"Romanesque art is addressed to the whole person, body, heart and mind, by a more intuitive than explanatory path. It is by the look, the listening, the sensation and the emotion that operates today as in the Middle Ages the meeting with the patrimony of Vézelay, a meeting that can be internally upsetting ". Hélène Ramin

Basilica of Vézelay second carved spiral