Vézelay Basilica

Vézelay Basilica

Famed for its Romanesque sculpture, the 12th-century basilica of Vezelay Abbey is the largest Romanesque church in France. It attracted many medieval pilgrims thanks to its relics of Mary Magdalene.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene
Basilique Ste-Madeleine
Basilique de Vézelay
La Madeleine
Vézelay Abbey
Vézelay Basilica


  1. Official Website of Vézelay Abbey. Web. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. <http://vezelay.cef.fr/>
  2. Mouilleron, Veronique Rouchon and Danie Faure (photographer). Vezelay: The Great Romanesque Church. Harry N. Abrams, 1999.