We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Maison du Visiteur

Place Adolphe Guillon, 89450 Vezelay, France
+33 3 86 32 35 65
Review Highlights
Pilgrimage to Vezelay

If you want a creative and inspirational experience, see Christopher Kelly. So enthusiastic about... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Patricia C
via mobile
Engaging Tour by Very Knowledgeable Guide

My father and I had the pleasure of engaging Christopher as our guide to the Basilica in Vezelay... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Washington, DC
Read all 101 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The Visitor Center is a must stop on the way to the Basilica to understand what makes this sacred mountain so exceptional. Through a film and a workshop animated by our guides, discover the art and secrets of the builders who erected it 900 years ago.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“la maison du” (5 reviews)
“insight” (3 reviews)
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Place Adolphe Guillon, 89450 Vezelay, France
+33 3 86 32 35 65
Write a Review
Reviews (101)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

If you want a creative and inspirational experience, see Christopher Kelly. So enthusiastic about the basilica and so interestingly informative about both the grand vision and context and the small details of medieval abby mentality. Highly recommend that you enrich your trip by stopping by...More

Thank Patricia C
Management response:Responded 4 July 2017

Thank-you Patricia. We enjoyed welcoming you with the group from San Francisco, and I'm glad you appreciated the visit and workshop at the Visitor Center. Yes, the medieval mentality is very unstructive and enlightening for us in the 21st century. Let's hope you'll be back...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016

My father and I had the pleasure of engaging Christopher as our guide to the Basilica in Vezelay. What an incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and exciting tour guide! Although we'd already been in the town and visited the basilica several times, Christopher's tour helped us to...More

1  Thank Demmingspal
Reviewed 14 April 2016

While we didn't need lots of information, we did need to know something important...the location of restrooms. While the options weren't plentiful of upscale, we did appreciate the information and the map.

Thank cwgreene
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Vezelayon the pilgrimage to Spain is a fantastic place full of delicious restaurants an amezing Vezelay abbey. A 3 hours trip by car from Paris and is in Burgundy also part of the unesco heritage place a full day visit will be memorable

Thank mje0250
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

The visitor center is a great accompaniment to the basilica, providing insight into the symbolism of the basilica, the sculptors of the 12th century, and the impact and influence of the basilica on religious life.More

Thank Janeen C
Christi89450, Guide at La Maison du Visiteur, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2015

Dear Janeen, thank-you for your review of the Visitor Centre. A nice surprise to discover it this morning. You were lucky to be in Vezelay before it got as cold as at present (very exceptional). Remind me : was it you who would like a...More

Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

You have to be very keen to get to Vezelay from Dijon If you want to leave on a Wednesday you have to get the train at 5am and five hours later you will get to a station and a shuttle bus will take you...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Visited to book tickets for sol et lumiere. Explained process, that he event was in French and times and only took our booking when we confirmed we understood. Great source of local information too...

Thank Simpleneed
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We got a wonderfull tour through the mystics of hight and light of parts of this particular cathedral in Vezelay as well as for all gothic cathedrals. Thank you for the inspiration! We will see many buildings in a new light!

Thank Heidi E
Reviewed 31 July 2015

An inspiring presentation of the Basilica, superbly delivered. Truly a must for those who wish to enter the church with the level of understanding needed to truly appreciate its meaning. I absolutely recommend it!

Thank Geraldine K
Reviewed 15 July 2015

La maison du Visiteur is a must to really appreciate and undertand the intrinsic grandeur of Vezelay. The state-of-the-art visit is a symphony of insight on Vezélay's basilica - one of the most beautiful in the world where stone dialogues with light in Christian, cosmic...More

Thank GG C
Nearby Restaurants
A La Fortune Du Pot
464 reviews
.34 km away
Le Crecholien
113 reviews
1.24 km away
SY La Terrasse
241 reviews
.19 km away
Bougainville Le
228 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
La Basilique Sainte Marie-Madeleine
777 reviews
.31 km away
Musee Zervos
73 reviews
.19 km away
la maison Jules-Roy
21 reviews
.03 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
7 April 2016|
Response from mje0250 | Reviewed this property |
Bonjours With your question I have to presume that you are arriving by train Vezelay is 10 ks from The station and you should pre book Numbers below Refer to the webpage on Vezelsy ) On foot by a walking trail from... More
28 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Christi89450 | Property representative |
Hi, We are delighted to hear you would like to come to Burgundy and visit Vézelay. There is at least one shuttle from Vezelay to Sermizelles ( about 5 miles) each day, and there it is possible to go from Vezelay to Montbard... More
Google Translation