On this location,, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux preached the Second Crusade in 1156.


The 11th-century Benedictine Church at Vezelay.


The trypanum over the door at Vezelay.

The hilltop town of Vezelay is supposed to be the burial place of Saint Mary Magdalene and it was an important pilgrimage site in the middle ages. Many pilgrims on route to Santiago de Compostela started at Vezelay.



About medievalphyllis

I love history and I love writing. I've been working on an historical novel about a medieval viscountess, Ermengarde of Narbonne since 2009. It has been quite a journey and the journey isn't over. Previously I written 6 historical novels for kids, but this is a new challenge.
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