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Arriving — If you’re driving from Paris, take A6 south to Auxerre, then continue south along N6 to Givry and then D951 to Vézelay. Eight trains a day travel from Paris Gare de Bercy to Sermizelles, taking 2 hr., 30 min. For train information, visit www.oui.sncf or call tel. 36-35 (.40€/min.). You’ll need to take a taxi or the shuttle bus into town (details on tourist office website).

Alternatively, you might like to arrive on foot or by mountain bike. A new 84-km (52-mile) signposted route (GR213 A) links Vézelay with the UNESCO-listed Fontenay Abbey (www.abbayedefontenay.com; tel. 03-80-92-15-00), the world’s oldest-preserved Cistercian site in Montbard.

Visitor Information — The Office de Tourisme is at 12 rue St-Etienne (www.vezelaytourisme.com; tel. 03-86-33-23-69).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.