Shortly after its foundation in the 9th century, the Benedictine abbey of Vézelay acquired the relics of St Mary ... More
Vézelay, Church and Hill
Shortly after its foundation in the 9th century, the Benedictine abbey of Vézelay acquired the relics of St Mary Magdalene and since then it has been an important place of pilgrimage. St Bernard preached the Second Crusade there in 1146 and Richard the Lion-Hearted and Philip II Augustus met there to leave for the Third Crusade in 1190. With its sculpted capitals and portal, the Madeleine of Vézelay a 12th-century monastic church is a masterpiece of Burgundian Romanesque art and architecture.
In the twelfth century, the site of Saint Ferreol's church was a Templar command post where the monastico chivalric order
was banned. In 1369 the Augustine monks acquired the Knights' buildings. The current church was consecrated in 1542 and ...
Founded in 1633, this monument, partly destroyed during the Revolution, extended over 27 acres. Designed by Tom Berger, the 3
nave church, built in 1680, was dedicated to Saint Marie Magdeleine in 1702. The façade is composed of two ...