For us, the discovery of a heritage such as Vézelay does not only involve the acquisition (or recall) of historical, architectural or artistic knowledge. It is first a personal encounter with a work of art recognized as a masterpiece of humanityprecisely because it has the power to address, intimately, everyone.
The House of the Visitor aims to facilitate this individual meeting. That is why, while giving cultural references necessary for understanding, we offer the visitor a more personal approach that appeals to his senses and his participation. To open the eyes, to facilitate the feeling seems to us essential to allow everyone to appropriate this heritage.
Hélène Ramin, Véronique Feugère, Elizabeth Toulet, Christopher Kelly
"In Romanesque art, everything harmonises: volumes, acoustics, play of light, carved ornamentation. It addresses the whole man, body, heart and mind, by a more intuitive than explanatory path. It is by the look, the listening, the sensation and the emotion that takes place, today as in the Middle Ages, the encounter with Vézelay, a meeting that can be deeply upsetting ". Hélène Ramin