On the left you will find the Vézelay Route (blue line; two green 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, Google Earth) (September 20, 2021)
- GPX file (other applications) (September 20, 2021)
- KML file (Maps.me) (August 7, 2022)
- KML file (Google Earth) (August 7, 2022)
- GPX file (Garmin) (August 7, 2022)
- GPX file (GPXViewer) (August 7, 2022)
- GPX file (OSMand) (August 7, 2022)
- GPX file (ViewRanger) (August 7, 2022)
- if you can't download a file, try again with another browser.
- to install files on your smartphone: manual (PDF)
- to use the information about the facilities via GPX/KML: explanation (PDF)
Please note (July 7, 2022): due to the reception of Ukrainian refugees, some municipal hostels are closed to pilgrims.
Map updated on August 7, 2022.
Next update: September 7, 2022.
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(August 4, 2022)
Attention: forest fires in the Gironde (follow-up)
The Les Landes prefecture has again determined that the use of all hiking trails is strictly prohibited until the code red is lifted. Pilgrims can therefore not walk through Les Landes for the time being and must choose: stop, continue walking via main roads, or travel further via Blablacar, bus, hitchhike ....
The hostels of the Les Landes pilgrim association in Vialotte, Roquefort and Mont de Marsan remain open. Probably the same goes for the other accommodation along the route.
The Vézelay Route crosses Les Landes from (12.5 km after) Captieux to Sault de Navailles.
(July 17, 2022)
Attention: forest fires in the Gironde
Since a few days, the south of the Gironde has been plagued by two large forest fires, one near the ocean, the other inland: around Landiras. Landiras is located about 20 km (as the crow flies) west of the Vézelay Route.
The Gironde prefecture has just determined that between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. you may not use forest paths, country roads, agricultural roads, bicycle paths and other paths accessible to the public in endangered areas.
The Vézelay Route crosses the Gironde from Sainte-Foy-la-Grande to Captieux. So be careful, especially on the last stretch (from La Réole), and inquire regularly for the latest news. You can contact the Gironde prefecture at tel. 05 56 90 65 98.
- Vézelay Route 'Via Lemovicensis', edition January 2020 (PDF) (updated March 7, 2022), 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 August 7, 2022), 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):
Budget your journey
With the 'calculator' below you can estimate how many days you will be on the road to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port or Santiago de Compostela, and how much your journey will cost.
The budget consists of:
- the overnight stay: pilgrim accommodation, camp sites or general accommodation (B&B, hotels, etc.),
- the meals: prepare yourself, (pilgrim) menu or ‘à la carte’.
In the calculator we propose 3 options: budget 'small', 'average' and 'large'. An extra option is to make the trip completely independent, wild camping (if that is allowed) and preparing all meals yourself.
Go to the calculator by clicking on this symbol:
Tip: you can estimate the travel costs to your point of departure and back home via rome2rio.com and blablacar.
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.)