Who are we ?

The Visitor's House of Vézelay

Our team, our history

We are a small group of passionate architects and art history lovers of the eternal hill and its jewel, the basilica.

With our association "Présence à Vézelay", we have, for ten years, guided the visitors in the church of the Madeleine, at the side of the Franciscan who were in charge ... and became aware of our difficulty in answering the unfathomable questions always raised by this masterpiece of the twelfth century, in the limited time of a visit to the basilica and the crowd of great days! The idea came to us to open a place that allows visitors to Vézelay to tap deeper into the extraordinary artistic and spiritual wealth of this marvel of Romanesque art: an essential stop for visit with another look!

The Visitor's House opened in 2003. We are four permanent animators, a multidisciplinary team. Hélène studied at the Louvre, Christopher a master of arts in Cambridge, Elisabeth in classical literature and a pedagogical training, Jean-Noël is a centralist. Every year, young trainees join us. Student guides, students in architecture or art, they enrich our project with their enthusiasm and the questioning of their generation. Besides, if some of you are tempted ...

Hélène Ramin Véronique Feugère and Christopher Kelly vézelay Visitor's House

AN ESSENTIAL "If you plan to visit the Basilica of Vezelay, go first to the Visitor's House. You will receive all the information to prepare your visit and make the most of the basilica ...read moreMalmédy, Belgium

INDISPENSABLE to understand the Light of VEZELAY "A wonderful welcome by Véronique and Christopher, passionate people who know how to transmit the love of this magical and sacred place ..." Sylvie, Culture in Freedom

EXCEPTIONAL "The visit is fascinating and the way it is done so successful. The goal of instructing the visitor on the secrets of the magnificent basilica of Vézelay is more than achieved. Bravo" UL