The "Discovery Workshop" tour


Spiral vezelay visitor's house
Basil model of Vézelay
Vezelay gold number basilica
Golden number Vezelay basilica plan
Vezelay Basilica Chapiteau Visitor's House
Basilica of Vezelay Chapiteau House of the Visitor

The symbol room

Design: Visitor's House. Model of the basilica: Marcel Monnier. Tools of the builders: Patrice Meyer. Scenography: Forges workshops.

In the symbol room, concretely enter the know-how and vision of the monks builders with freelance, plan and model in 3 D.
Learn to read a marquee.
Leave with our roadmap and visit the Basilica otherwise.

The film "In the shadow of the Light"

Original creation of the Visitor's House. Photos: Philippe Brame. Music: Jorge Milchberg, Bertrand Boss ... Realization: Forges workshops.

In the screening room, with the movie "In the shadow of the Light", attend the famous games of light that are visible only on certain days in the Basilica.
Take a close look at the wonders of sculpture.

Duration: 1h15
individual : 9 €, reduced 7 €, school 6 €, 6 to 12 years 4 €
: 8 €, school 6 €
Contact us : + 33 (0) 3 86 32 35 65,

Calendar of visits and reservations
Vézelay basilica winter solstice illuminated capitals
Basilica of Vézelay down side with light stripes
The basilica of Vézelay around the winter solstice
Basilique de Vézelay light play on columns
Basilica of Vézelay the moulinmystique
Basilica of Vezelay spiral
Basilica of Vézelay rising sun autor of Easter
Vezelay Basilica Visitor's House 2018 tripadvisor
An enlightened visit !!! We arrived early and while waiting for the scheduled group the receptionist introduced us to Vezelay's more global context (historical, geological etc ...). Very nice moment of welcome. Then the commentary during the slideshow and explanations around the model were enlightening. And with great precision on the part of the guide. She knew how to captivate us about the architectural symbolism and the techniques used by the medieval builders ... Brigitte, Lausanne
Transform a visit to the Basilica into an Experience On the main street which rises towards the Basilica, one must know how to stop. Take time to be welcomed as a friend at the Visitor's House. Let yourself be led by listening to bright revelations ... Damaris, Tannay
A great surprise A passionate and passionate speaker took us on a journey lasting more than an hour. We went from shadow to light! We were able to admire the knowledge of these monks builders who knew how to tame it. A highly emotional moment to recommend to any visitor to Vezelay. Pierre, Saint Maur des Fosses