The Vezelay Way or Chemin de Vézelay
This is one of the classic Camino de Santiago routes across France. This Camino takes walkers from the vineyards of Burgundy in central France to the feet of the Pyrenees in the French-Spanish border.
The pretty little town of Vézelay in Burgundy is the starting point of this Camino de Santiago route. Vézelay has been a popular destination for pilgrims visiting the shrine of Mary Magdalene, whose relics are reputedly kept in its magnificent basilica. The route then continues across the hills of the Limousin region, the gorgeous medieval city of Limoges, the valleys of the Périgord and the plains of Aquitaine and the Landes. This Camino route is rich in history and home five magnificent UNESCO listed heritage sites.
You will enter Saint Jean Pied de Port by the Saint James Gate and here you can join other pilgrims on the French Way to Santiago de Compostela. Read more Vezelay Way Camino articles on our blog.
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The Vezelay Way (GR654) is a Camino de Santiago route starting in the town of Vézelay in France and finishing in St Jean Pied de Port, in the Pyrenees, where it joins the Camino most famous route: the French Way. There are two distinct branches, of similar length – one passing through La Charité-sur-Loire, Bourges, Déols and Chateauroux, and the other through Nevers, Saint-Amand-Montrond and La Châtre – meeting in the village of Gargilesse. The route then continues across the foothills of the Limousin, the hills and valleys of the Périgord and the plains of Aquitaine and the Landes. On this route you will encounter five UNESCO-listed heritage sites. This Camino joins two other routes: from Tours and Le Puy-en-Velay, near Ostabat.