Solstice visits2018-12-05T16:22:45+00:00

Solstice visits

Like Stonehenge, the pyramids or other sacred places, the basilica of Vézelay was built according to the race of the sun, its architecture designed to interact with the light. At the summer solstice a path of light is formed on the slabs of the nave, the winter solstice the basilica radiatessome capitals are illuminated. On cloudy days, the stones seem to radiate from the inside with their shades of ocher and opal ...

Solstice of the summer Saint John or solstice of the Nativity, the lights are different but they are the same unforgettable moments that we take you to live in the abbey, discovering the subtleties of this dance with light, its sacred symbolism and its moving beauty.

Solstice tours in December 2018 and early January 2019

Winter Solstice Tours 2018 / 2019 2017 winter news article

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Before or after solstice visits, other proposals:

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 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