The Basilica of Vézelay unveiled

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"When the 12th century speaks to us in the 21st ..." This visit allows an architecture that is 900 years old to speak to our hearts today. Everyone receives essential keys to fully appreciate Vézelay and its Basilica. For our guides, it is about being smugglers from one bank to the other, from a world in front of us to the one we carry within. It invites wonder and an understanding of the intentions and building laws that underlie architecture. By making the stones speak, it transmits living information and not only objective information or learned content reserved for initiates. In this perspective, he proposes to enter into knowledge in the primary sense of the verb to know, "to be born with".

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Stop At: La Maison du Visiteur

1) In the symbol room, take part in the discovery workshop: enter concretely into the know-how and vision of the building monks: discover the race of the sun and the play of light thanks to a 3-D model, the link between the plan of the Basilica and the human body, between “the rod” (measuring tool) and the harmony of the volumes, Learn to read a marquee: there are over 150 in the Basilica! 2) In the projection room, with the film “In the shade of the Light”, attend the famous plays of light which are only visible on certain days in the Basilica and contemplate closely the wonders of sculpture 3) either leave with our road map and visit the basilica otherwise, or - optional in the morning - do the accompanied journey in the basilica with our guide.
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