Panoramas

    • Vézelay basilique au soleil couchant

    Looking onto the Monts du Morvan, Sainte Madeleine Basilica stands at the top of a steep hill and watches majestically over the winegrowers’ houses and Renaissance dwellings. This masterpiece of Romanesque art was restored by architect Viollet-le-Duc in the 19C and has made Vézelay a Mecca for pilgrimages and a starting point on the way to Santiago de Compostela.

    Themes

    • Abbeys and churches : Sainte Madeleine Basilica (12C and 19C)
    • Panoramas : View of the Cure valley and Monts du Morvan from the forecourt of the old castle
    • Wine : AOC Burgundy Vézelay wines

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    • Yèvre-le-Châtel passage voûté

    Yèvre-le-Châtel is situated between Paris and Orléans and combines the power of its ramparts and 13C castle, which watches over the Romanesque Church of Saint Gault and the unfinished nave of Saint Lubin, with the charm of its flower-decked streets, its old limestone houses and the gardens that inspire international painters and performers.

    Themes

    • Abbeys and churches : Romanesque Church of Saint Gault (12C), remains of the Church of Saint Lubin (13C)
    • Castles and ramparts : The fortified castle (13C)
    • Panoramas : View of the Rimarde valley from the fortress

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