Visits to solstices

basilica vezelay summer solstice

The Basilica was built in close relationship with the race of the sun. Vézelay is inhabited by light. His dance with stones, unique in the world, culminates in the solstices of winter and summer. We take you these days to the radiant basilica to live an unforgettable experience.

NB the precession of the equinoxes having, over the centuries, shifted the race of the sun of the calendar, consult ours to schedule your visit at the best dates!

Visit to the summer solstice

At the solstice of Saint-Jean, in the glory of summer, the sun draws in the aisle of the nave a sumptuous path of light with impeccable geometry. He leads to the altar splashed with light. The entire Basilica shines.
The day when light works miracles, Geo magazine

Visit to the winter solstice

At the winter solstice, the basilica offers a sumptuous receptacle to the glowing light of the sun. Its beams radiate between the pillars on the pavement of the alleys and illuminate certain capitals like spots. On cloudy days, the stones seem to radiate from the inside with their shades of ocher and opal. La Basilica lights up more at the solstice Winter, Yonne Republican

Duration: 1h45 Full price: 12 € 50, reduced (students, unemployed ...): 10 €

The basilica of Vézelay around the winter solstice

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