On the left you will find the Vézelay Route (blue line; two red lines indicate variants) and the facilities along that route (blue circles). By zooming in on the map you will find accommodation (maroon and red symbols), train stations (green) and other facilities (blue).
- the maroon symbols refer to pilgrim hostels (by Confraternities of Saint James, municipalities, religious institutions and private persons) and home hospitality.
- the red symbols refer to general accommodation (B&B, hotels, campsites, etc.).
You will find more information about, for example, an accommodation if you click on the corresponding symbol. Please report any errors via the 'feedback' option.
The blue symbols with an ‘i’ indicate: the Tourist Offices, the Pilgrim Offices and the monuments which in 1998, within the framework of the ‘Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France', have been designated as World Heritage (UNESCO).
Here you can download files that can be opened via an app on your smartphone:
- KML file (Maps.me) (April 5, 2021)
- KML file (Google Earth) (April 5, 2021)
- GPX file (Garmin) (April 5, 2021)
- GPX file (GPXViewer) (April 5, 2021)
- GPX file (OSMand) (April 5, 2021)
- GPX file (ViewRanger) (April 5, 2021)
Map updated on April 5, 2021.
You can drag the map and view the map in full screen
Covid info (April 5, 2021)
In February we asked the accommodations along the route (with an email address) whether they will be open or closed this season. Based on the responses received (about 50%) we have updated the map (above) and the files (opposite and below), and also indicated for these accommodations: updated 20210305.
(If an accommodation has not responded, we indicate: "- -". In this case, the information dates from 2020).
The map shows which accommodations are open (accommodations in red or brown). Gray accommodations are closed or no information is available.
Please send us additional information, via the 'feedback' option or directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year there are more accommodations open (if general circumstances allow), but we advise you to reserve in time, because the number of places is limited due to sanitary measures.
In the section COVID-19 you will find additional information about the health situation in France and Spain.
- Vézelay Route 'Via Lemovicensis', edition January 2020 (PDF) (updated March 5, 2021), by: Dutch Association of Saint James. This guide covers the main branches, via Nevers and via Bourges, and the variants via Sancoins and Bergerac.
- Facilities (PDF) (updated April 5, 2021), by: Dutch Association of Saint James. This overview of facilities along the Vézelay Route is linked to the guide above.
- Vézelay Route (background information) (PDF) (March 2019), by: Arno Cuppen. Article published in the eBulletin of the Confraternity of Saint James (London).
Guidebooks (in French):
Vézelay is an important junction: pilgrim roads from Paris, the Netherlands and Belgium, Germany and Switzerland come together here. Unfortunately there are no guides in English. (For guides in other languages see the French, German and Dutch pages of this portal).
If you travel by train or bus to Vézelay: travel information (including the walk from the Sermizelles-Vézelay railway station to Vézelay).
To go on foot from the Auxerre or Avallon railway stations to Vézelay: at the moment the directions are in French only. (See at the bottom of this page.)